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ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

Monday 11 July 2022 / 7:00pm
ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

Monday 11 July 2022
7.00pm (BST)
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Online event
Free for Japan Society Members

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The activities of the Japan Society are made possible thanks to the support of its members. This event is free of charge and open to all. We realise that this is a difficult time for many people. However, if you are planning to attend and do not have a membership subscription as an individual or through your employer, please consider making a donation. You can find details of membership and how to join the Japan Society community here.

First Person Singular is a collection of eight short stories by Haruki Murakami, all narrated in the first person. Some stories focus on the nostalgic memories of youth, while others take place in adulthood. Blurring the line between memoir and fiction, the stories explore themes of music, love and loss, childhood and death, all while featuring Murakami’s signature style. “For new readers, First Person Singular is a crash course in appreciating this author…each [story] has insights that remain with you long after they are done” – The Sunday Times

Arguably Japan’s most popular contemporary writer, Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in the year 1949. While his first novel was published in 1979, he reached commercial success upon the release of Norwegian Wood in 1987. Author of influential works such as Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami has received several awards, such as the Noma Literary Award and the Tanizaki Prize. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages.

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