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 Flipboard Email NPR stories about Haruki Murakami NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review 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. Review 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 Review 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. Review 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.