Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author of surrealist fiction. His work has won the Franz Kafka Prize and is often referred to as “Kafkaesque.” His style is more influenced by Western authors, although he maintains a sense of Japanese heritage throughout his works. Haruki learned English by reading crime novels that he purchased from second-hand stores.

Haruki Murakami became a published author in 1979 with the novel Kaze no uta o kike, which would be translated into Hear the Wind Sing in 1987. Below is a list of Haruki Murakami’s books in order of when they were published in English:

Publication Order of Rat Books


Hear the Wind Sing(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pinball, 1973(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wild Sheep Chase(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance, Dance, Dance(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and End of the World(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Norwegian Wood(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
South of the Border, West of the Sun(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sputnik Sweetheart(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kafka on the Shore(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After Dark(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1Q84(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Elephant Vanishes(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the Quake(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vintage Murakami(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Men Without Women(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Birthday Stories(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murakami Diary 2009(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haruki Murakami Goes to Meet Hayao Kawai(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Absolutely on Music(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Haruki Murakami Synopsis: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is set in the year 1984. Aomame is in a taxi cab on the expressway, trying to carry out a mission. She must not talk about her assignment in public. While stuck in traffic, her driver has a proposal for her. She doesn’t have much choice but to agree, but now she feels as if she’s becoming detached from the real world. Her next job will have her meeting the founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is living an average, everyday life but wants to become a writer. He stumbles into a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo affect eachother in different ways, their paths come closer to crossing. Soon, they’ll realize that each one needs the other, but will they ever meet in the real world?

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