Celebrated Japanese creator Haruki Murakami will launch his first new novel in six years this April, writer Shinchosha introduced on Wednesday.
There was little element given in regards to the new work, which shall be Murakami’s first novel since “Killing Commendatore” was printed in February 2017.
In a short assertion in Japanese, Shinchosha mentioned the brand new work could be printed on April 13, however gave neither its title nor particulars of the plot.
The guide is anticipated to be printed in Japanese initially, with translations following later.
Shinchosha informed AFP it couldn’t verify when translations of the guide could be launched, and even when the title of the guide could be introduced.
The title shall be 1,200 Japanese manuscript pages lengthy, however the precise variety of guide pages that may quantity to was additionally not but confirmed, the writer added.
Murakami is an internationally famend author who’s perennially pegged for the Nobel literature prize.
The 74-year-old has a cult following for his surreal works peppered with references to popular culture, which have been translated into round 50 languages.
Readers are drawn into the so-called “Murakami world” the place large frogs problem salarymen in battle and mackerel rain down from the sky.
Murakami is called a reclusive determine, however the creator has delighted followers lately by moonlighting as a radio DJ.
And in 2021, a cavernous new library stuffed along with his novels, scrapbooks and vinyl opened at Waseda College in Tokyo — that includes a duplicate of the author’s minimalist workspace, a restaurant, and a radio studio.
For the 2017 launch of “Killing Commendatore”, main bookstores in Tokyo stayed open previous midnight to permit keen followers to get their arms on the guide instantly.
Particulars of the plot have been stored beneath wraps to respect Murakami’s want for “readers to find it with out figuring out something beforehand”, Shinchosha mentioned on the time.
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