MURAKAMI, Haruki

Novelist as a Profession

Haruki Murakami (Kyoto, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator, author of novels and stories. ‘Shokugyō to shite no shōsetsuka’ is a collection of eleven short essays that presents ideas of how the...

Killing Commendatore

The title is taken from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni”. The protagonist is a painter of Japanese portraits who goes through a crisis with his partner and because of that he goes to live in an isolated house...

The Elephant Vanishes

The name: Murakami (Kyoto, 1949) seems to come up repeatedly as a candidate for the Noble Prize for Literature. Apart from his quality as a novelist, sales of his books put him on best seller’s lists. This...