Haruki Murakami's agony uncle answers become eight-volume book

Bestselling Japanese novelist’s responses to readers’ queries published as a lengthy ebook, with an abridged version available in printHaruki Murakami is riding high in the charts again, after a digital edition of his latest work that stretches to eight volumes has raced up the bestseller lists.Featuring the Japanese writer’s thoughts on everything from jazz and cats to relationships, the book, which has just been published in Japan, collects Murakami’s answers to the queries he received online from fans earlier this year. The author had set himself up as a kind of literary agony uncle at the Murakami-san no Tokoro (Mr Murakami’s place) website: “After so long, I want to exchange emails with readers,” he said in January. Related: Hear the Wind Sing/Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami review – super-elliptical pop-noir Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Column: Horror clouds every page of Mary Trump's book about her Uncle Donald

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