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  • Bibliography:
    28 Books
  • First Book:
    October 1982
  • Latest Book:
    April 2024
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Book List in Order: 28 titles



  • His life was like his recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turn. Add a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, they improve sex a thousand-fold, a runaway friend, a right-wi...



  • Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness.

    Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending univers...



  • Includes the story "Barn Burning" which is now the basis for the major motion picture Burning

    In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.<...



  • Dance Dance Dance -- a follow-up to A Wild Sheep Chase -- is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through Murakami’s Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.

    As Murakami’s nameless protagonist searche...



  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force -- and one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.

    In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat -- and then for his wife as well -- in a n...



  • Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. Bu...



  • Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.

    Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual pas...



  • In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world.  On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison...



  • Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel. Sumire spends hours...






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    Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, w...



  • Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting as dreams and as potent as oracles.An electronics salesman who has been deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package -...



  • Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii, or in the grip of everyday lif...



  • A short, sleek novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami's masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. At its center are two sisters--Eri, ...



  • Cats slink across the pages; the seasons are marked by cherry blossom and Japanese maple; spaghetti strands or telephone cords separate the days; and a generous selection of quotations, extracts, and facts from Murakami's novels and stories appear ...



  • One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle...



  • The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she cal...



  • "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" is the long-awaited new novel -- a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan -- from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami...



  • From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami -- a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange w...



  • Wind/Pinball, a unique two-in-one volume, includes, on one side, Murakami’s first novel Hear the Wind Sing. When you flip the book over, you can read his second novel, Pinball, 1973. Each book has its own stunning cover. In the spring of 1978, a...






  • A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruk...



  • You've just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you're destined for - what do you do? In Murakami's world, you tell them a story. The five weird and wonderful tales collected here each unlock the many-tongued l...



  • In KILLING COMMENDATORE, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he uninten...



  • “Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it.” -- The Wall Street Journal A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acc...





  • The basis for the Academy-Award®-nominated major motion picture.   In this short story from Haruki Murakami’s bestselling collection, Men Without Women, a widowed actor hires a twenty-year-old woman to be his chauffeur. Despite...



  • Haruki Murakami's stories in graphic novel form for the first time!Haruki Murakami's novels, essays and short stories have sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into dozens of languages. Now for the first time, many of Murakami's best...



  • Haruki Murakami's best-loved stories finally in graphic novel form!Haruki Murakami's novels, essays and short stories have sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into scores of languages. Now for the first time, in this three-volume se...



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    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A w...


Award-Winning Books by Haruki Murakami

1Q84
2011 Goodreads Choice Award -- Fiction
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
2007 Kiriyama Prize -- Fiction
Kafka on the Shore
2006 PEN Literary Award -- Translation
2006 World Fantasy Award -- Novel


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Haruki Murakami has published 28 books.

The next book by Haruki Murakami, Haruki Murakami Manga Stories 2, will be published in April 2024.

The first book by Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase, was published in October 1982.

No. Haruki Murakami does not write books in series.