Haruki Murakami Books

Haruki Murakami's books and short stories continue to inspire and amaze readers across the world. A Japanese writer whose work has been translated into 50 languages, Murakami is known for enthralling, thought-provoking stories that blend the familiar with the fantastical. Inner and outer worlds intertwine in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Fantasy and reality blur in Kafka on the Shore. And one man's life is thrown into chaos by a long lost sweetheart in South of the Border, West of the Sun. Explore our range of Haruki Murakami books today.

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One of the most celebrated modern Japanese authors

Haruki Murakami's books have earned a reputation as some of the greatest published works of the 20th and 21st centuries in Japan. A prolific writer of full-length fiction, short stories and non-fiction, Murakami's works have been translated into dozens of languages in order to bring them to a global readership. His worldwide recognition has opened doors for Murakami to receive numerous literary prizes and other honours. Despite all his awards, Murakami's true victory is the writing that he has provided to the world.

Where to start with Haruki Murakami's books

Haruki Murakami's best-selling book is Norwegian Wood, a haunting love story that launched him into global fame. A poignant love story set in the 1960s, this is one of Murakami's less fantastical tales and a true triumph of modern literature.

If Murakami's famous magical realism is what you're looking for, then you have plenty of possible starting points. The 1Q84 trilogy is one of his most celebrated publications, though A Wild Sheep Chase or Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World are more accessible if you're reading his work for the first time.