Books Haruki Murakami Books by Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Science Fiction & Fantasy Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Haruki Murakami Book Reviews Watch Your Head When Checking Out Murakami's Strange 'Library' December 2, 2014 Haruki Murakami's 2008 novella about a young student trapped in an eerie library has just been translated into English. Critic Alan Cheuse calls it awfully weird and utterly down to earth. Book Reviews Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World August 18, 2014 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating. Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World Listen · 3:35 3:35 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/340182830/341409864" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Best Books Of 2011 Plot Driven: Alan Cheuse's Top 5 Fiction Picks November 29, 2011 Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors. Book Reviews '1Q84': Murakami's Orwellian Bestseller Comes To U.S. October 25, 2011 Haruki Murakami's story will carry you away to a new world and keep you there for a long time. Three volumes have been masterfully translated and bound together into a 900-page epic of murder, fanaticism, music, sex and intrigue. Books A Writer Tells (and Appears in) Daring Stories August 17, 2006 In Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami spins whimsical and daring short stories about a talking monkey, man-eating cats on a Greek island and the girl from Ipanema. The writer himself appears in a few of them. A Writer Tells (and Appears in) Daring Stories Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5666007/5666008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Read Any Good Books? 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' by Haruki Murakami April 3, 2006 Jeff, who listens to WUWM in Milwaukee, recommends Haruki Murakami's mysterious and unconventional novel: "The most challenging novel [I have read] in recent years." Murakami Offers a Runaway's Tale in Latest NoveI February 8, 2005 Alan Cheuse reviews Kafka on the Shore by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel's protagonist, Kafka Tamura, is a Huck Finn-like runaway who leaves Tokyo and heads toward the provinces in search of his destiny.