Today is the birthday of the Japanese cult author Murakami Haruki. Most of you probably know him well. Many people really love his books. So do I! To praise his work on his birthday I want to give you some more interesting links in order to explore his work, get to know facts about his life and read further reviews.
The British official website of Random House is a well-designed, lovely and very beautiful website about the author and his books. To get valuable up-to-date-information you can register there for the official Murakami mailing list — and those of you who want to spend more time around the year with him can buy a stylish calendar app.
The new Murakami book: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 was published in Japan in 2013 and will be available in English in August 2014. Since Friday a German version is on the market and a Dutch version will be published today.
So lately there is much to read about Murakami Haruki in the press. A good article of Michael Emmerich is to be found in the Asahi Shimbun.
For all of you, who want to dive into the Murakami world please explore the Haruki Murakami Stuff: A Murakami Fan Blog site.
I enjoyed the Murakami quiz. How well do you know Murakamis books? I admit, I have to read some more of his works, to get the full 20 points.