Haruki Murakami

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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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Fearless, free and feminist: the enduring appeal of Jack Reacher
From Kate Atkinson to Haruki Murakami, the fast-paced Jack Reacher books have a host of obsessive fans. As a new thriller is released, we investigate the magnetism of Lee Child’s antihero

Charlotte Higgins

18, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Book clinic: can you recommend novels and nonfiction books about cats?
There are so many literary felines to savour

Jessie Burton

10, Aug, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Top 10 books about cults | Claire McGlasson
From fiction by Margaret Atwood to Haruki Murakami’s reportage, novelist Claire McGlasson picks favourite accounts of these ambitious, dangerous sects

Claire McGlasson

19, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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'It's a silent conversation': authors and translators on their unique relationship
From Man Booker International winner Olga Tokarczuk to partners Ma Jian and Flora Drew … leading authors and translators discuss the highs and lows of cross-cultural collaboration

Claire Armitstead

06, Apr, 2019 @7:59 AM

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Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman
Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musicians

Rebecca Kauffman

23, Jan, 2019 @1:30 PM

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