Murakami loyalists need not wait too long for another treat by the acclaimed author. His newest novel, Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage has been slated for release by Harvill Secker on the 12 August, 2014. The novel was released in Japan in April, 2013, and it sold about a million copies in the first week itself. The book has also been released in Germany, Holland and Spain, and so far, the response to Murakami's latest work has been anything but disappointing.
Haruki Murakami's surrealistic writing style earned him Global acclaim with the publication of his third book, A Wild Sheep Chase. The book, published in 1982 in Japanese, and later translated into English in 1989. Today, he stands as the author of a commendable oeuvre of writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Titles such as Norwegian Wood, Sputnik Sweetheart, Kafka on the Shore, Underground, as well as What I Talk About When I Talk About Running are just some of the notable titles of his works, which have won critical as well as popular acclaim. His writing today constitutes a very unique and contemporary form of magic-realism. Haruki Murakami won the World Fantasy Award in 2006, and the Franz Kafka Prize in the same year, for his complete collection of works. He had also been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.
For fans who have been eagerly waiting to devour his latest work after the release of 1Q84 in 2011, will get to see Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage on the shelves very soon. This book has been translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel, and since Murakami has barely ever disappointed his readers, fans have been waiting with bated breath for his newest work to come along.
Haruki Murakami was from a non-literary background, and did not start writing till he was 29. Before that, according to him, he had felt no inclination to create or write something unique. However, his writing acumen was quite natural, and his brilliant ability to blend in the everyday and the ordinary with the surreal and the fantastical is what makes him such a acclaimed author. Since he started his literary journey, he has been recognized by many as one of the most brilliant contemporary authors to have come along in the recent times. He manages to depict Japanese life, culture and style very beautifully, while blending in global cultural references. His love for popular music, and classical literature is quite evident in his writing, which makes for a unique and enriching read not just to the readers of his country, but to people all over the work.
His exploration of human emotions, the fluid stretching of the ordinary, his poignant, almost lyrical prose, and his unique forms of narration is what readers are waiting to re-encounter with the release of the newest novel, which will be out in hardcopies as well as in e-book format, from the 12th of August onward.