02/01/2023 at 04:58


    It is the first work in six years of the Japanese writer, since in 2017 he published ‘The death of the commander’

    Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will publish on April 13 in Japan his first novel in six years, still untitled, as announced by its publisher, Shinchosha, in a statement on Wednesday. The publisher said the new book will have 1,200 pages and will be priced at 2,970 yen (about 21 euros), but did not provide further details about the title, cover or plot, showing a blank book in the ad.

    This is the writer’s first novel in six years, after publishing ‘Killing Commendatore’ (‘The Death of the Commander’) in 2017, and the first to be published simultaneously on paper and in electronic format. April 13 will be the release date in Japan, but the release date in other countries is still unknown.

    Born in Kyoto (western Japan), Murakami, 74, made his literary debut with the novel ‘Hear the wind sing’ (‘Listen to the wind song’, 1979) and is known for works such as ‘Norwegian wood’ ( ‘Tokio blues’, 1987), ‘Kafka on the shore’ (‘Kafka on the shore’, 2002) or the most recent ‘1Q84’ (2010) and ‘Men without women’ (‘Men without women’, 2014). His works have been translated into more than 50 languages ​​and his career has been recognized with Numerous awardsamong them the Noma, the Tanizaki, the Hans Christian Andersen, the Franz Kafka or the Jerusalem Prize.