His father, according to an article published for Japanese magazine BungeiShunju titled “Abandoning a Cat: What I Talk About When I Talk About My Father”, was involved in the Second Sino-Japanese War, and was deeply traumatized by it, which would in turn affect Murakami.
Since childhood, Murakami, similarly to Kōbō Abe
, has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western as well as Russian music and literature. He grew up reading a wide range of works by European and American writers, such as Franz Kafka
, Gustave Flaubert
, Charles Dickens
, Kurt Vonnegut
, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
, Richard Brautigan
and Jack Kerouac
These Western influences distinguish Murakami from the majority of other Japanese writers.
Murakami began to write fiction when he was 29.
"Before that," he said, "I didn't write anything. I was just one of those ordinary people. I was running a jazz club, and I didn't create anything at all."
He was inspired to write his first novel, Hear the Wind Sing
(1979), while watching a baseball
He described the moment he realized he could write as a "warm sensation" he could still feel in his heart.
He went home and began writing that night. Murakami worked on Hear the Wind Sing
for ten months in very brief stretches, during nights, after working days at the bar.
He completed the novel and sent it to the only literary contest that would accept a work of that length, winning first prize.
Murakami's initial success with Hear the Wind Sing
encouraged him to continue writing. A year later, he published a sequel, Pinball, 1973
. In 1982, he published A Wild Sheep Chase
, a critical success. Hear the Wind Sing
, Pinball, 1973
, and A Wild Sheep Chase
form the Trilogy of the Rat
(a sequel, Dance, Dance, Dance
, was written later but is not considered part of the series), centered on the same unnamed narrator and his friend, "the Rat". The first two novels were not widely available in English translation outside Japan until 2015, although an English edition, translated by Alfred Birnbaum
with extensive notes, had been published by Kodansha
as part of a series intended for Japanese students of English. Murakami considers his first two novels to be "immature" and "flimsy",
and has not been eager to have them translated into English. A Wild Sheep Chase
, he says, was "the first book where I could feel a kind of sensation, the joy of telling a story. When you read a good story, you just keep reading. When I write a good story, I just keep writing."
In 1985, Murakami wrote Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
, a dream-like fantasy that took the magical elements of his work to a new extreme. Murakami achieved a major breakthrough and national recognition in 1987 with the publication of Norwegian Wood
, a nostalgic story of loss and sexuality. It sold millions of copies among young Japanese.
propelled the barely known Murakami into the spotlight. He was mobbed at airports and other public places, leading to his departure from Japan in 1986.
Murakami traveled through Europe, lived in the United States and now currently resides in Oiso, Kanagawa
, with an office in Tokyo.
From "detachment" to "commitment"
The processing of collective trauma
soon became an important theme in Murakami's writing, which had previously been more personal in nature. Murakami returned to Japan in the aftermath of the Kobe earthquake
and the Aum Shinrikyo gas attack
He came to terms with these events with his first work of non-fiction, Underground
, and the short story collection After the Quake
consists largely of interviews of victims of the gas attacks in the Tokyo subway system.
Murakami himself mentions that he changed his position from one of "detachment" to one of "commitment" after staying in the United States in 1991. "His early books, he said, originated in an individual darkness, while his later works tap into the darkness found in society and history," wrote Wendy Edelstein in an article for UC Berkeley
Murakami took an active role in translation of his work into English, encouraging "adaptations" of his texts to American reality rather than direct translation. Some of his works that appeared in German turned out to be translations from English rather than Japanese (South of the Border, West of the Sun
, 2000; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
, 2000s), encouraged by Murakami himself. Both were later re-translated from Japanese.
was first published in 1999, followed by Kafka on the Shore
in 2002, with the English translation following in 2005. Kafka on the Shore
won the World Fantasy Award for Novels in 2006.
The English version of his novel After Dark
was released in May 2007. It was chosen by The New York Times
as a "notable book of the year".
In late 2005, Murakami published a collection of short stories titled Tōkyō Kitanshū
, or 東京奇譚集, which translates loosely as "Mysteries of Tokyo". A collection of the English versions of twenty-four short stories, titled Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
, was published in August 2006. This collection includes both older works from the 1980s as well as some of Murakami's more recent short stories, including all five that appear in Tōkyō Kitanshū
In 2002, Murakami published the anthology Birthday Stories
, which collects short stories on the theme of birthdays. The collection includes work by Russell Banks
, Ethan Canin
, Raymond Carver
, David Foster Wallace
, Denis Johnson
, Claire Keegan
, Andrea Lee
, Daniel Lyons
, Lynda Sexson, Paul Theroux
, and William Trevor
, as well as a story by Murakami himself. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
, containing tales about his experience as a marathon runner and a triathlete, was published in Japan in 2007,
with English translations released in the U.K. and the U.S. in 2008. The title is a play on that of Raymond Carver
's short story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
) is Murakami's most recent work as of 2018. Published in Japan on February 24, 2017 and in the US in October 2018, the novel is a historical fiction that has caused controversy in Hong Kong. The novel was labeled under "Class II – indecent" in Hong Kong.
This classification led to mass amounts of censorship
The publisher must not distribute the book to people under the age of 18, and must have a warning label printed on the cover.
Most of Haruki Murakami's works use first-person narrative
in the tradition of the Japanese I Novel
. He states that because family plays a significant role in traditional Japanese literature, any main character who is independent becomes a man who values freedom and solitude over intimacy.
Also notable is Murakami's unique humor, as seen in his 2000 short story collection, After the Quake
. In the story "Superfrog Saves Tokyo", the protagonist is confronted with a 6-foot tall frog that talks about the destruction of Tokyo over a cup of tea. In spite of the story's sober tone, Murakami feels the reader should be entertained once the seriousness of a subject has been broached.
Another notable feature of Murakami's stories are the comments that come from the main characters as to how strange the story presents itself. Murakami explains that his characters experience what he experiences as he writes, which could be compared to a movie set where the walls and props are all fake.
Some analyses see aspects of shamanism
in his writing. In a 2000 article, Susan Fisher connected Japanese folk religion
or Japanese shamanism with some elements of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
such as a descent into a dry well. At an October 2013 symposium held at the University of Hawaii
associate professor of Japanese Nobuko Ochner opined "there were many descriptions of traveling in a parallel world as well as characters who have some connection to shamanism"
in Murakami's works.
Murakami was also awarded the 2007 Kiriyama Prize
for Fiction for his collection of short stories Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
, but according to the prize's official website, Murakami "declined to accept the award for reasons of personal principle".
In January 2009, Murakami received the Jerusalem Prize
, a biennial literary award given to writers whose work deals with themes of human freedom, society, politics, and government. There were protests in Japan and elsewhere against his attending the February award ceremony in Israel
, including threats to boycott his work as a response against Israel
's recent bombing of the Gaza
. Murakami chose to attend the ceremony, but gave a speech to the gathered Israeli dignitaries harshly criticizing Israeli policies.
Murakami said, "Each of us possesses a tangible living soul. The system has no such thing. We must not allow the system to exploit us."
In 2011, Murakami donated his €80,000 winnings from the International Catalunya Prize (from the Generalitat de Catalunya
) to the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and to those affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster
. Accepting the award, he said in his speech that the situation at the Fukushima plant was "the second major nuclear disaster that the Japanese people have experienced ... however, this time it was not a bomb being dropped upon us, but a mistake committed by our very own hands". According to Murakami, the Japanese people should have rejected nuclear power after having "learned through the sacrifice of the hibakusha
just how badly radiation leaves scars on the world and human wellbeing".
In recent years, Haruki Murakami has often been mentioned as a possible recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Nonetheless, since all nomination records are sealed for 50 years from the awarding of the prize, it is pure speculation.
When asked about the possibility of being awarded the Nobel Prize, Murakami responded with a laugh saying "No, I don't want prizes. That means you're finished."
In 2018 Waseda University
in Tokyo agreed to house the archives of Haruki Murakami, including his manuscripts, source documents, and music collection. The collection is intended to be open to scholars.
Films and other adaptations
Murakami's first novel, Hear the Wind Sing
(Kaze no uta o kike
), was adapted by Japanese director Kazuki Ōmori
. The film was released in 1981 and distributed by Art Theatre Guild
Naoto Yamakawa directed two short films, Attack on the Bakery
(released in 1982) and A Girl, She is 100 Percent
(released in 1983), based on Murakami's short stories "Bakery Attack" and "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning", respectively.
Japanese director Jun Ichikawa
adapted Murakami's short story "Tony Takitani
" into a 75-minute feature. The film
played at various film festivals and was released in New York and Los Angeles on July 29, 2005. The original short story, translated into English by Jay Rubin
, is available in the April 15, 2002 issue of The New Yorker
, as a stand-alone book published by Cloverfield Press
, and part of Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
. In 1998, the German film The Polar Bear
: Der Eisbär
), written and directed by Granz Henman, used elements of Murakami's short story "The Second Bakery Attack
" in three intersecting story lines. "The Second Bakery Attack" was also adapted as a short film in 2010,
directed by Carlos Cuarón, starring Kirsten Dunst
Murakami's work was also adapted for the stage in a 2003 play entitled The Elephant Vanishes
, co-produced by Britain's Complicite
company and Japan's Setagaya
Public Theatre. The production, directed by Simon McBurney
, adapted three of Murakami's short stories and received acclaim for its unique blending of multimedia (video, music, and innovative sound design) with actor-driven physical theater (mime, dance, and even acrobatic wire work).
On tour, the play was performed in Japanese, with supertitle
translations for European and American audiences.
On Max Richter
's 2006 album Songs from Before
, Robert Wyatt
reads passages from Murakami's novels. In 2007, Robert Logevall adapted "All God's Children Can Dance" into a film, with a soundtrack composed by American jam band Sound Tribe Sector 9
. In 2008, Tom Flint adapted "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" into a short film. The film was screened at the 2008 CON-CAN Movie Festival
. The film was viewed, voted, and commented upon as part of the audience award for the movie festival.
After receiving the Gunzo Award for his 1979 literary work Hear the Wind Sing
, Murakami did not aspire to meet other writers.
Aside from Sarah Lawrence's Mary Morris
, whom he briefly mentions in his memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
alongside Joyce Carol Oates
and Toni Morrison
, Murakami was never a part of a community of writers, his reason being that he was a loner and was never fond of groups, schools, and literary circles.
When working on a book, Murakami states that he relies on his wife, who is always his first reader.
While he never acquainted himself with many writers, among the contemporary writers, he enjoys the work of Kazuo Ishiguro
, Cormac McCarthy
, Lee Child
and Dag Solstad
While he does not read much contemporary Japanese literature,
Murakami enjoys the works of Ryū Murakami
and Banana Yoshimoto
Haruki Murakami is a fan of crime novels. During his high school days while living in Kobe, he would buy paperbacks from second hand book stores and learned to read English. The first book that he read in English was The Name is Archer
, written by Ross Macdonald
in 1955. Other writers he was interested in included Leo Tolstoy
and Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Murakami also has a passion for listening to music, especially classical and jazz. When he was around 15, he began to develop an interest in jazz after attending an Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
concert in Kobe.
He later opened the Peter Cat, a coffeehouse and jazz bar. Murakami has said that music, like writing, is a mental journey.
At one time he aspired to be a musician, but because he could not play instruments well he decided to become a writer instead.
In an interview with The Guardian
, Murakami stated his belief that his surreal books appeal to people especially in times of turmoil and political chaos.
He stated that "I was so popular in the 1990s in Russia
, at the time they were changing from the Soviet Union
– there was big confusion, and people in confusion like my books" and “In Germany
, when the Berlin Wall
fell down, there was confusion – and people liked my books.”
Murakami stated that it is natural for China and the Koreas to continue to feel resentment towards Japan for its wartime aggressions. "Fundamentally, Japanese people tend not to have an idea that they were also assailants, and the tendency is getting clearer," he said.
In another interview, Murakami stated: "The issue of historical understanding carries great significance, and I believe it is important that Japan makes straightforward apologies. I think that is all Japan can do – apologise until the countries say: 'We don't necessarily get over it completely, but you have apologised enough. Alright, let's leave it now.'"
This is an incomplete bibliography as not all works published by Murakami in Japanese have been translated into English. Kanji
titles are given with Hepburn romanization
. (Original titles entirely in transcribed English are given as "katakana
List of stories
Essays and nonfiction
Murakami has published more than 40 books of non-fiction. Among them are:
Other books include:
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- ^ "Murakami chides Japan for ignoring role in WWII, Fukushima disaster". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
- ^ "Murakami says Japan ignoring WWII, Fukushima role". Business Insider. Murakami, one of Japan's best known writers who has repeatedly been tipped as a future Nobel Literature laureate, said that it was natural for China and the Koreas to continue to feel resentment towards Japan for its wartime aggressions.
- ^ "Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: novelist Haruki Murakami". The Straits Times. April 17, 2015. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017. Murakami, one of Japan's best known writers who has repeatedly been tipped as a future Nobel Literature laureate, has often chided his country for shirking responsibility for its World War II aggression.
- ^ "Source". Geocities.jp. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- ^ "村上春樹 Haruki Murakami 新潮社公式サイト". Archived from the original on February 3, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
- ^ The Elephant Vanishes was first a 1993 English-language compilation, whose Japanese counterpart was released in 2005. (See also the collection's article ja:象の消滅 短篇選集 1980–1991 in Japanese.)
- ^ Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman was first a 2006 English-language compilation, whose Japanese counterpart was released in 2009. (See also the collection's article ja:めくらやなぎと眠る女 (短編小説集) in Japanese.)
- ^ "Murakami's new book hits shelves amid fan frenzy; more ordered" Archived January 16, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, The Japan Times, April 18, 2014.
- ^ Karashima, David (July 20, 2020). "Five Japanese Authors Share Their Favorite Murakami Short Stories". Literary Hub. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
- ^ A longer version of "New York Mining Disaster" (ニューヨーク炭鉱の悲劇, Nyū Yōku tankō no higeki) was first published in magazine in 1981, then a shorter revised version collected in 1990. (See also ja:ニューヨーク炭鉱の悲劇 (村上春樹) in Japanese.)
- ^ The short story "Crabs" (蟹, Kani) was first published nested within the untranslated story "Baseball Field" (野球場, Yakyūjō) in 1984, then cut out and revised for separate publication in 2003. See also: Daniel Morales (2008), "Murakami Haruki B-Sides" Archived December 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Néojaponisme, May 12, 2008: "Thus begins "Baseball Field" , one of Haruki Murakami's lesser-known short stories. Part of the story was extracted, edited and expanded into "Crabs", published in Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, but the entirety has never been published in English. The young man in the story is at a café with Murakami himself. He mailed Murakami one of his short stories (the content of which the real-life Murakami later turned into "Crabs"), and Murakami, charmed by the young man's interesting handwriting and somewhat impressed with the story itself, read all 70 pages and sent him a letter of suggestions. "Baseball Field" tells the story of their subsequent meeting over coffee."
- ^ This story originally appeared in a magazine under the longer title TVピープルの逆襲 (TV pīpuru no gyakushū, literally "The TV People Strike Back") but received this shorter final title for all further appearances. (See also ja:TVピープル in Japanese.)
- ^ An earlier version of "Aeroplane" was published in 1987, then this rewritten version published in 1989. (See also ja:飛行機―あるいは彼はいかにして詩を読むようにひとりごとを言ったか in Japanese.)
- ^ An earlier version of "A Window" (窓, Mado) was first published in a magazine in 1982 under the title "Do You Like Burt Bacharach?" (バート・バカラックはお好き？, Bāto Bakarakku wa o suki?), then this rewritten version was published in 1991.
- ^ "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" was first published in 1983 as a different version (whose title didn't bear a comma), then rewritten in 1995 (taking its final title). (See also the story's article ja:めくらやなぎと眠る女 in Japanese.)
- ^ Murakami, Haruki, "Town of Cats" Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, September 5, 2011.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki, "A Walk to Kobe"Archived September 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Granta, issue 123, Summer 2013.
- ^ Liz Bury (November 8, 2013). "Haruki Murakami gets back to the Beatles in new short story". The Guardian. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki, "Yesterday" Archived July 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, June 9, 2014.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki, "Scheherazade"Archived October 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, October 13, 2014.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki, "Kino" Archived February 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, February 23, 2015.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki,  Archived January 21, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, September 3, 2018.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki,  Archived February 6, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, January 28, 2019.
- ^ "Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova". Granta Magazine. August 1, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki,  Archived February 23, 2020, at the Wayback Machine, The New Yorker, February 17 & 24, 2020.
- ^ Murakami, Haruki,  "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey", The New Yorker, June 2, 2020, retrieved June 6, 2020, The New Yorker, June 8 & 15, 2020.
- ^ Strange Library Archived December 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine at The Complete Review.
- ^ Peschel, Joseph, "Book review: 'The Strange Library', by Haruki Murakami" Archived April 25, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, The Washington Post, December 16, 2014.
- Pintor, Ivan. "David Lynch y Haruki Murakami, la llama en el umbral", in: VV.AA., Universo Lynch. Internacional Sitges Film Festival-Calamar 2007 (ISBN 84-96235-16-5)
- Rubin, Jay. Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words. Harvill Press, 2002 (ISBN 1-86046-952-3)
- Strecher, Matthew Carl. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Readers Guide. Continuum Pubublishing Group, 2002 (ISBN 0-8264-5239-6)
- Strecher, Matthew Carl. Dances with Sheep: The Quest for Identity in the Fiction of Murakami Haruki. University of Michigan/Monographs in Japanese Studies, 2001 (ISBN 1-929280-07-6)
- Suter, Rebecca. The Japanization of Modernity: Murakami Haruki Between Japan and the United States. Harvard University Asian Center, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-674-02833-3)
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