Japanese writer Haruki Murakami to publish new novel

Published: December 1, 2016
Author Haruki Murakami. PHOTO: FILE

Author Haruki Murakami. PHOTO: FILE

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will publish his new novel in February 2017, his publisher Shinchosha announced on Wednesday.

This will be the celebrated author’s first long novel after Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, which hit Japanese shelves in April 2013.

The new work, set to be Murakami’s 14th novel, will be published in two volumes as the manuscript had 2,000 pages, Shinchosha said.

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Last year, the author of the acclaimed novel Norwegian Wood published Men Without Women, a collection of six short stories comprising one new story and five that were previously published in a literary magazine.

During a recent ceremony in Denmark, Murakami revealed he was writing a new novel, saying it will be longer than Kafka on the Shore but shorter than 1Q84.

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