Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into 42 languages. The most recent of his many honors is the Franz Kafka Prize.
“What is made clear in this latest collection of stories is that Murakami is a master storyteller.”
“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.
Haruki Murakami is an author who has never been easy to categorize.
Seiji Ozawa was a gifted piano student studying at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan, but after he hurt his hand playing rugby, he switched to conducting and received a scholarship to study unde
“a telling—and pleasant—gateway into the talent of an artist well-worth knowing.”
“Besides the deftly rendered plot to uncover a conspiracy—which may remind a few readers of another sexually adventurous girl who kicks over a hornet’s nest even if she lacks a dragon tatto