Novelist as a Vocation

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$28.00  $26.04
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
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Pages
224
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780451494641

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About the Author

HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and one of the most recent of his many international honors is the Cino Del Duca World Prize, whose previous recipients include Jorge Luis Borges, Ismail Kadare, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Joyce Carol Oates.

Reviews

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK: Esquire, Vulture, LitHub, New York Observer

Murakami has written 14 acclaimed novels, including Hear the Wind Sing, Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, and his best-selling IQ84; dozens of short stories; and over a dozen books of essays and other nonfiction...Novelist is indeed his true vocation, and in this collection of 11 interconnected essays, he tells would-be fiction writers, struggling novelists, and his many devoted readers about the path he's followed and the ideas and thoughts he's had in the process...Although this is a concrete and practical guide, as Murakami intended, it is also a fascinating personal and professional memoir. --Marcia Welsh, Library Journal (starred review)

In this winsome volume, one of our greatest novelists invites readers into his creative process. The result is a revealing self-portrait that answers many burning questions about its reclusive subject, like: where do Murakami's strange and surreal ideas come from? When and how did he start writing? How does he view the role of novels in contemporary society? Novelist as a Vocation is a rare and welcome peek behind the curtain of a singular mind. --Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire (The Best Books of Fall 2022)