English Translation of New Murakami Book to be Finished by End of Year

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English Translation of New Murakami Book to be Finished by End of Year

The new book by Japanese author Haruki Murakami (which received a record advance in South Korea in June) is called Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage, and is currently being translated into English. It should be finished by the end of the year. As reported by The Millions on Wednesday:

That new Haruki Murakami book that’s been selling one million copies per week in Japan? Yeah, the one you’re excited to read? It’s coming out in Spanish in October of this year, so hopefully that means an English translation is in the pipeline as well.

Paul Bogaards, media relations director of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, told GalleyCat “English readers worldwide should see Murakami’s new novel in 2014. The publisher will make a formal announcement later this year about the novel.”

Selling a million copies a week!?! That’s pretty impressive, begging the question: are you looking forward to it? Will it do as well here? I’d bet it will do pretty well.

Image of 1Q84 (Vintage International)
Author: Haruki Murakami
Price: $11.61
Publisher: Vintage (2013)
Binding: Paperback, 1184 pages
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Samuel Pérez García from Puerto Rico is reading The Dark Elf Trilogy; A Game of Thrones August 15, 2013 - 1:57pm

Umm, what is the book about?