Haruki Murakami Unveils Long-Awaited New Novel After Six Years
The anticipation for Haruki Murakami’s upcoming novel is palpable. The Japanese author, whose works are available in 50 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide, has yet to release a new work since 2017.
On April 13th, 2021, however, fans will finally get the chance to experience his latest offering. Although publisher Shinchosha has yet to reveal either the title or any plot details.
There are some indications of what readers can expect from this highly anticipated release. It will have almost 1,200 pages in its original Japanese manuscript form after publication.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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Haruki Murakami’s novels often incorporate magical realism and surrealism elements that draw readers further into his imaginative world-building style narratives.
It is something he has become renowned for over decades in publishing circles, both within Japan and internationally.
This new work may well offer up similar elements or even take fans completely by surprise. Although translations are expected at some point after the publication date, confirmation from Shinchosha is still uncertain.
Regardless, non-Japanese speaking audiences should also look forward to experiencing this much-anticipated book sometime soon after that.
Haruki Murakami Fans
Fans of the author are excited to witness his growth beyond writing and seclusion. He is now a radio disk jockey, bringing joy and entertainment to those who tune in.
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At Waseda University, his library provides an opportunity to delve into the depths of the author’s work and gain a better understanding of his creative process.
Furthermore, a replica of his workspace allows visitors to observe how he works while they enjoy coffee from the café or listen to music in the radio studio.
The anticipation for his 2017 release “Killing Commendatore” was unmistakable, with bookstores staying open late so readers could get their hands on it without knowing what was inside.
It is only another testament to how the 74-year-old author surprises his longtime fans with new ventures and opportunities for exploration through books, music, artistry, and more.
There’s a confirmation of the official publication date of the new book. Yet, its title and plot are still unknown. Fans eagerly await more news of the upcoming project from Murakami.
Most of them are wondering what exciting surprises await them in the pages of the mysterious new book.