Thursday May 9
Lost in Translation?
Last month, Haruki Murakami published a new novel in Japan. Before anyone could read it, the novel broke the country's Internet pre-order sales record, its publisher announced an advance print run of half a million copies, and Tokyo bookstores opened at midnight to welcome lines of customers, some of whom read the book slumped in corners of nearby ... (more)
The Raw Story
Japanese author Haruki Murakami: Writing is like going to a 'dark second basement'
Bestselling author Haruki Murakami said Monday that writing a novel is like descending to a very dark second basement of your psyche, where you are not even sure where the corridors are.
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Chip Kidd discusses designing the...
In book design, provocation is the name of the game. Intrigue the reader enough to pick up the work and open it-this is a process that Chip Kidd has turned into an art.
The Star Online
Haruki Murakami to make rare public appearance
BESTSELLING author Haruki Murakami is to appear at a Q&A session in Japan next month, in a rare public appearance for the publicity-shy but wildly popular writer, the event's organiser said.
Murakami novel triggers upsurge in classical music sales
PanARMENIAN.Net - Literary giant Haruki Murakami can sell more than just books. Fans, who snapped up 1 million copies of his new novel in the first week alone, have also created a surge in demand for a classical music piece featured in the book, Asian media reported.