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Everything I’ve written about Haruki Murakami for Open Culture

I began writing for Open Culture with a post on In Search of Haruki Murakami, a BBC documentary on the elusiveness of the novelist and his work. In the years since, I do believe I’ve written more about Murakami there than I have any other culture figure, Western or Eastern, living or dead. (Orson Welles probably […]

Guys, I write for Open Culture now

… and the first of my daily posts, featuring a BBC documentary on Haruki Murakami, just went up:   Haruki Murakami holds the titles of both the most popular novelist in Japan and the most popular Japanese novelist in the wider world. After publishing Norwegian Wood in 1987, a book often called “the Japanese Catcher […]

Twenty-first-century man of letters

Preparing to record another conversation with (two–time Marketplace of Ideas guest) David L. Ulin, I thought I’d give his recent book reviews a re-read. In his consideration of (one-time Marketplace of Ideas guest) Geoff Dyer’s essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, he writes that “Dyer lays out a quiet kind of writerly revolution, […]