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Haruki Murakami

Asian, but not an Asian author

My first novel, Baroque-a-Nova, came out ten years ago.  In 2001, I was turning 26 and only a year out of grad school.  I had come back from to Vancouver from New York City because I didn’t...

Haruki Murakami's After the Quake: A Surreal Play

Celebrated author Haruki Murakami, born in 1949, is one of many artists pointing outside Japan for inspiration to exist in the modern world. Isolation is his enemy.