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Haruki Murakami (1949 - )

Nationality: Japanese
Born: Japanese
Periods: Japanese: 1945-

Author of many unusual works of science fiction, influenced by both Japanese and English-language work, including Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World, winner of the Tanizaki Prize.

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Criticism about Haruki Murakami

Murakami Links
http://gbctrans.com/mura.html
An extremely useful page of links to all sorts of information on Murakami, especially commentaries on his works and bibliographies of criticism. Also includes an excellent bibliography of the author's works. Be warned, many of the links lead to pages only in Japanese.
Contains: Works List, Criticism, Commentary, Interview, Webliography, Bibliography
Author: Graham Bruce Chave
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Murakami Roundtable
http://quarterlyconversation.com/murakami-roundtable
Various authors discuss the work of Murakami, provide criticism, reviews and a very innovative Annotated table of contents of one of his short fiction collections.
Author: Scott Esposito, Matthew Tiffany, Elizabeth Wadell, and Katie Wadell
From: The Quarterly Conversation The Quarterly Conversation, 2006 No. 5.
Keywords: surrealism, fairy tales,
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The World of Haruki Murakami
http://www.murakami.ch/main_1.html
An extensive site, this page offers articles and commentary on the author and his works, links to other sites, and a short biography of the author.
Contains: Sketch, Pictures, Interview, Commentary, Criticism, Webliography,
Author: Amy Tak-yee Lai
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Biographical sites about Haruki Murakami

Exorcising Ghosts
http://www.exorcising-ghosts.co.uk/index.html
"A resource site for the Japanese author Haruki Murakami's work in English." Provides biographical info, news and links to plot synopsis of all Murakami's works as well as bibliographies (with some links) of reviews and criticism.
Contains: Sketch, Webliography,
Author: Terry
Keywords: Murakami, webliography, resources
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Haruki Murakami (Author's Official Site)
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/murakami/site.php?id=
Author's official website, contains biographical information, library of all author's works, information on the translation of his works, news, reviews, artwork from various editions of book covers and more. Requires Adobe Flash.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Interview, Commentary, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Works Available,
Author: Jefferson Rabb
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Haruki Murakami
http://www.murakami.ch/main_1.html
Includes a short biography of the author, a list of his works, and some cover designs done by the page's creator for the author's books and his CD.
Contains: Sketch, Pictures, Works List,
Author: Poem
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Other sites about Haruki Murakami

The Outsider: The Salon Inteview with Haruki Murakami
http://www.salon.com/books/int/1997/12/cov_si_16int.html
Haruki Murakami on the darkness of the subconscious, the aum cult subway gas attack, and being an individualist in Japan.
Contains: Interview,
Author: Laura Miller
From: Salon Magazine http://www.salon1999.com
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PW Interviews: Haruki Murakami
http://gbctrans.com/eotw/pubweekly.html
This interview with the author makes reference to some of Murakami's works, including Hear the Wind Sing, A Wild Sheep Chase, and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
Contains: Interview
Author: Elizabeth Devereaux
From: Publisher's Weekly September 21, 1991
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Roll Over Basho: Who Japan Is Reading, and Why
http://www.nytimes.com/books/01/06/10/specials/murakami-japan.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
An interesting dialogue between Jay McInerney and Murakami.
Contains: Interview
Author: Jay McInerney and Haruki Murakami
From: The New York Times Book Review September 27, 1992
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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014