Book ‘Novelist as a Vocation’ by Haruki Murakami

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An insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller — and a unique look at the craft of writing from the beloved and best-selling author of 1Q84Norwegian Wood, and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. “Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers” — New York Times Book Review. Aspiring writers and readers who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his strangely surreal worlds will be fascinated by this engaging book from the internationally best-selling author. Haruki Murakami now shares with readers his thoughts on the role of the novel in our society; his own origins as a writer; and his musings on the sparks of creativity that inspire other writers, artists, and musicians. Here are the personal details of a life devoted to craft: the initial moment at a Yakult Swallows baseball game…

Publisher: Knopf (November 8, 2022); Pages: 224 pages; ISBN-10: 0451494644; ISBN-13: 978-0451494641; ASIN:‎ B09VKB565C

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Author’s biography: Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.


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