Acclaimed Japanese novelist to speak at UH

April 2, 2012  |   |  12 Comments
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Haruki Murakami event poster

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami will give a free public reading and talk, What I Talk About When I Talk About Writing, on Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first–come, first–served basis.

Murakami, who has gained an international following with his daringly original fiction, will read the short stories “The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes” and “The Mirror” from the collection Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.

Murakami is best known for his novels Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985), Norwegian Wood (1987), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994–95), Kafka on the Shore (2002) and, most recently, 1Q84 (2009–10).

His many awards include the 2006 Franz Kafka Prize, the 2006 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the 2009 Jerusalem Prize and the 2011 Catalonia International Prize.

According to a recent cover story in The New York Times Magazine, “Three decades into his career, Murakami has established himself as the unofficial laureate of Japan—arguably its chief imaginative ambassador, in any medium, to the world.”

Please note that audio or video recording, photography, or broadcasting of any kind is strictly prohibited at this event.

This presentation is sponsored by the UH Mānoa Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the UH Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.

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  1. Jennifer Moreno Murakami says:

    Dear Sirs,

    But I have a question, will be there a chance of viewing Mr. Murakami on-line?

    thank you,
    Jennifer Moreno

  2. Peter says:

    Dear all,

    I have the same question, thank you for your answer,

    kind regards,

    peter, Europe

  3. Tiago says:

    Is there any chance to someone write what he talked about? :'(

    • Mary says:

      I am planning to attend the talk tomorrow night. I will be happy to tell you about it. :)

      • Peter says:

        yes, please, we will be happy if you will be able to share your report :-) about this event, thank you in advance !

        rgds. Peter, Europe

      • Mariah Whelan says:

        Hi Mary,

        I’m currently doing a research project on Murakami and would love to know the details of Mr Murakami’s talk!


      • D Kim says:

        Hi Mary,

        I am a huge fan of Murakami. Do you mind if you share the note at that night..? ^^

        From Kim in China

  4. Peter says:

    Hmm, that is pity, it is great opportunity to see Mr. Murakami there.

    Peter, Europe

  5. Peter says:

    Is Mr. Murakami against webcast/recording, or it is about technical conditions ?

    rgds, Peter, Europe

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