Profiles & Reviews

Tsukuru Tazaki’s Puzzle: An Interactive Introduction to Haruki Murakami’s New Novel (

Haruki Murakami: ‘My lifetime dream is to be sitting at the bottom of a well’ (The Guardian)

The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami (The New York Times Magazine)

Deep Chords: Haruki Murakami’s ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’ by Patti Smith (The New York Times)

Murakami: A rare and refreshingly blunt interview about his craft, his critics, and Colorless (Entertainment Weekly)

Haruki Murakami’s New Novel Journeys to the Past (AP)

How Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 Was Translated Into English (The Atlantic)

Browse The New York Times’s coverage of Haruki Murakami over the years.

Chasing Haruki Murakami (The Asahi Shimbun AJW)

Koji Konishi’s “The Hanshinkan Kid” Commentaries (The Asahi Shimbun AJW)

Resource Sites & More

Resource Sites: — A fan site which features pictures, quotes, videos, artworks and news — “Everything related to the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.” is a complete resource, which includes links to articles, interviews, and essays about Murakami, as well as lively message boards.

Translating Haruki Murkami is a blog that was started by Ika Kaminka and Anna Zielinska-Elliott, Murakami’s Norwegian and Polish translators. They post regularly about new editions, with interesting commentary on the challenges of translating Murakami’s work.

Extended Excerpts:

Haida’s Story: A folktale from Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (

Quizes, Etc.:

Buzzfeed Quiz: Which Type of Murakami Character Are You?

Haruki Murkamai Bingo (The New York Times)


The Haruki Murakami Livejournal Community are a linked group of bloggers interested in writing about Murakami. It is open to all.