Haruki Murakami

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Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami review – lessons in simplicity
The Japanese writer lets readers inside his own head in an insightful collection of essays on his work and methods

Kathryn Hughes

09, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Novelist As a Vocation by Haruki Murakami review – the secrets behind the literary phenomenon
The celebrated novelist offers insights into his ways of working, his direct style and the moments that shaped him in this intriguing book on writing

Sean O’Hagan

06, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Jack Reacher: enduring appeal
Editorial: A new TV series shows the laconic hero dispatch the bad guys with balletic ease. If only real life were like that

Editorial

09, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the US, No 4: Drive My Car
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi adapts a Haruki Murakami short story into a highly moving meditation on life and art

Phil Hoad

14, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 4: Drive My Car
A tender, meditative drama that marks Ryusuke Hamaguchi a new master of Japanese cinema

Phil Hoad

14, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What connects Drive My Car to Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood?
From Haruki Murakami to Paul Thomas Anderson via The Big Sleep, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s latest film inspires a trip down the rabbit hole

Larry Ryan

20, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Drive My Car review – mysterious Murakami tale of erotic and creative secrets
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi reaches a new grandeur with this engrossing adaptation about a theatre director grappling with Chekhov and his wife’s infidelity

Peter Bradshaw

14, Jul, 2021 @11:49 AM

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First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami review – crowd-pleaser in cruise control
The Japanese author’s prose remains wildly popular, but complacency tarnishes his new story collection

Rob Doyle

12, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami review – meditations on ageing and memory
In these underpowered short stories, the female characters are mere pretexts for male epiphany

David Hayden

02, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Haruki Murakami's new T-shirt line proves it: he's no recluse
The notoriously private author’s latest project, a stylish clothing collaboration with Uniqlo, marks the latest step in his opening up to the world

Alison Flood

03, Mar, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Top 10 books about Tokyo | Nick Bradley
From quiet stories of domestic life to accounts of horrific crime, these books introduce the reader to a vast, almost unknowable city

Nick Bradley

10, Jun, 2020 @11:10 AM

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Haruki Murakami to host lockdown radio show in Japan
Novelist and well-known music enthusiast will present the Stay Home Special ‘to blow away some of the corona-related blues’

Sian Cain and agencies

12, May, 2020 @11:47 AM

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