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Japanese Reading Ladders - Murakami Haruki

Do you want to read Murakami Haruki in Japanese, but don't feel ready to tackle a full length novel? We have lots of other options for you.


Murakami Haruki 村上春樹 is a well known Japanese writer. In English he is known for his books like 1Q84, Norwegian Wood, Wind-up Bird Chronicle, and Sheep's Chase. In Japanese he is also known for his translations of Western literature by authors like Raymond Carver and picture book author Chris Van A. 


This guide is one of several compiled by Eva Olson during her summer 2017 internship in the East Asian Collection. Eva is in the Book Studies concentration at Smith College and studying Japanese.