Nov 29, 2011 — Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors.
Oct 25, 2011 — Haruki Murakami's story will carry you away to a new world and keep you there for a long time. Three volumes have been masterfully translated and bound together into a 900-page epic of murder, fanaticism, music, sex and intrigue.
Aug 17, 2006 — In Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami spins whimsical and daring short stories about a talking monkey, man-eating cats on a Greek island and the girl from Ipanema. The writer himself appears in a few of them.
Apr 3, 2006 — Jeff, who listens to WUWM in Milwaukee, recommends Haruki Murakami's mysterious and unconventional novel: "The most challenging novel [I have read] in recent years."
Feb 8, 2005 — Alan Cheuse reviews Kafka on the Shore by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel's protagonist, Kafka Tamura, is a Huck Finn-like runaway who leaves Tokyo and heads toward the provinces in search of his destiny.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, and J. Philip Gabriel. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and Jay Rubin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.