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「1973年のピンボール」 村上春樹
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[New Book] Murakami Haruki interviewed by Kawakami Mieko – “The Horned Owl Takes Flight at Dusk”

On April 27th, Shinchōsha will publish another book related to Murakami Haruki, called The Horned Owl Takes Flight at Dusk (みみずくは黄昏に飛びたつ), or Haruki Murakami: A Long, Long Interview). The book is a long, long interview (11 hours, 250,000 characters) of Murakami by Kawakami Mieko, herself an award winning writer from Osaka (her novella Breasts and Eggs [乳と卵] won the Akutagawa Prize in 2008). It will cost 1,620 yen and can be pre-ordered now.

 

川上未映子が村上春樹を訊き尽くす!

Kawakami Meiko asks Murakami Haruki everything!
11時間、25万字の「まるごと一冊」インタビュー本

11 hours; 250,000 characters; “an entire book” of an interview

『騎士団長殺し』誕生秘話、少年期の記憶、フェミニズム、世界的名声、そして死後のこと……。
芥川賞作家にして、10代からの熱心な愛読者が、村上春樹のすべてを訊き尽くす。

The secret story of the birth of Killing Commendatore, memories of boyhood, feminism, global fame, and what happens after death… An Akutagawa Prize-winning author and a passionate, avid reader since her teens asks Murakami Haruki everything.

ただのインタビューではあらない

Not just an interview

比喩はどうやって思いつく?

How do you come up with similes?
「地下二階に降りる」とは?

What does it mean to “descend to the second story underground”?
結末を決めずに書けるって本当?

Is it true you can write without deciding on the ending?
イデアとメタファーって何?

What are “ideas” and “metaphors”?
じつは男を求める男の話?

Actually, a story about a man seeking a man?
なぜ文体が大事なの?

Why is writing style important?
女性が性的な役割を担わされ過ぎてません?

Aren’t women tasked with too many sexual roles?
自分の「影」を受け入れるって?

What does it mean to accept your “shadow”?
何があっても一日十枚書くの?

Do you always write ten pages a day, no matter what?
なぜ一人称に戻ったのですか?

Why did you return to the first person voice?
過去の自作を読み返さないのはなぜ?

Why don’t you read your prior works?
新作が何十万人に読まれる気分は?

What does it feel like to have your new work read by tens of thousands of people?
世界的に成功して、見返したい批評家はいます?

Now that you’re globally famous, are there critics you want to go back and respond to?
死んだらどうなる?

What happens after we die?
村上春樹賞はつくられますか?

Will there be a “Murakami Haruki Prize”?

誰もが知りたくて訊けなかった
創作の源泉とその素顔を
鮮烈な言葉で引き出した貴重な記録

A precious record of the origins of creative works, and their bare faces, that everyone wanted to know but couldn’t ask, drawn out through vivid words

Source: Shinchōsha

Murakami Haruki’s New Novel Due Feb 2017 – Here’s how to get updates 

Publisher Shinchōsha has announced Murakami Haruki is going to publish a new novel in Feb 2017.

Promotional image from Shinchōsha’s website

 

The image says:

Murakami Haruki

First super-long novel in 7 years

 Publication set for Feb 2017

2,000 pages completed, 2 volumes total

He said it’s going to be “a very strange story, longer than Kafka On the Shore, and shorter than 1Q84.” Those novels sold more than 4 million & 8.4 million copies, respectively. (Source: Asahi Shimbun)

It’s been almost 4 years since his last novel was published, in 2013. That was Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

He published the short story collection Men Without Women in 2014.

Want ongoing updates (in Japanese)?

Below I explain how to subscribe to email updates from the publisher  about the novel.

– Go to the Shinchōsha website.


– Click the black button, or this link. It says, “Those seeking forthcoming information, [click] here.”


– Fill in your email in both boxes.

– Click the black button. It says “Send.”

That’s it!

I’ll aim to publish the updates here as they come out.

 

Other sources:

The Hindu

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Kieran Maynard

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