haruki murakami

If 'Buffy' Were Written By These Famous Authors...

Even though it's been 20 years since its premiere, Buffy The Vampire Slayer remains one of the most iconic TV shows of all-time. What keeps people talking, year after year, and what keeps pulling in new viewers on Netflix, is the show's unmatched…
By Buffy Flores

This Video Game Was Inspired By Haruki Murakami

Video game Memoranda, described as a game about "forgetting and being forgotten," is a surreal, point-and-click adventure that was reportedly largely influenced by the stories of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The lead developer of the game,…
By Buffy Flores

15 Fascinating Facts About Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a shining star in the literary world, but there is still a lot that isn’t commonly known about the perennial Nobel Prize favorite (and never the winner) — so who is Haruki Murakami? As revered as he is, he mostly seems to avoid…
By Stephanie Topacio Long

Buy These Books For Your Mom This Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching, which means it's time to find the perfect gift for your mom. But don't panic, just one trip to the bookstore is all you need. With the help of some amazing authors, you'll be able to give your mom a gift that…
By Melissa Ragsdale

The Daily Writing Habits Of Famous Authors

Deep breaths, NaNoWriMo people (NaNoWriMoers?). One page at a time. You can do it. And even if you're not a caffeine-addled writer trying to frantically crank out an entire novel in a month, you can find a way to balance regular writing with eating,…
By Charlotte Ahlin

11 Long Books Definitely Worth The Time Commitment

Personally, I’m down with a long book — I love diving into a story and knowing I’ll get to stick around for a while, spending quality time with the characters I love and the world they live in. But at the same time, I get it: not everyone wants to…
By E. Ce Miller

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should I Read First?

If you’ve paid attention to Nobel Prize contenders in literature over the past several years, you may have noticed that the name Haruki Murakami always seems to crop up. The Japanese writer has been prolific over the past two-plus decades, turning…
By Stephanie Topacio Long

10 Of The Most Underrated Books Of All Time

It's hard out there for fans of the most underrated books of all time. Sure, everyone loves to complain about some of the overrated classics they were forced to read in school (just remember, if you hated Holden Caulfield in high school, you…
By Charlotte Ahlin

15 Haruki Murakami Quotes On Writing

It seems like every year, one particular name comes up when talking about potential Nobel Prize winners: Haruki Murakami. He has yet to win, and perhaps he never will, but Haruki Murakami quotes on writing prove that he takes his craft very…
By Sadie Trombetta

Nobel Prize In Literature Winners, By Country

Breaking down the list of Nobel Prize in Literature winners by country forces you to confront the fact that you know nothing about literary prizes. Just think about it. The countries we tend to think are the most literary — such as Iceland and Japan…
By Kristian Wilson

11 Haruki Murakami Quotes About Running

Known for his vivid imagination and his attentive style, Haruki Murakami's novels are iconic and intimate. But if you really want to get a glimpse of Murakami as a person, you have to open up his 2007 memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About…
By Melissa Ragsdale

15 Haruki Murakami Quotes On Love

Haruki Murakami, the multiple award-winning author and praised as one of the worlds greatest living novelists is once again in the spotlight. The 2016 Nobel prize in literature is one Murakami has been nominated and even close to claiming before,…
By Alex Weiss

How Many Books Has Haruki Murakami Written?

Penning one award-winning book would probably make any writer’s life, but Haruki Murakami hasn’t gotten complacent. The odds-on Nobel Prize favorite has churned out one amazing book after another over his 25-plus-year writing career and cemented his…
By Stephanie Topacio Long

Haruki Murakami's Nobel Prize Odds Look Good

We're less than one week away from learning who will win the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, but bookmakers — yes, people bet on this — have already chosen their favorites. Haruki Murakami's Nobel Prize odds show he's a favorite, but the race is too…
By Kristian Wilson

17 Literary Quotes On Falling In Love

The magical feeling of falling in love with another person is difficult to describe because it's different for everyone, every time. But it always seems like books have a knack for explaining giant, insanely beautiful concepts like love in an…
By Alex Weiss

15 Quotes About The Danger of Banning Books

Censorship has been a hotly debated issue almost as long as books and writing have been in print for consumption. There will likely always be someone who doesn't like what the masses are reading, whether it's the witchy world of Harry Potter, or…
By Amy Sachs

9 Love Stories For Readers Who Don't Like Romance

Romance novels, like most other things widely enjoyed by women, have gotten a bad rap. People assume that all romance novels are lightweight bodice rippers about sexy, time traveling vikings. But in reality, a "romance novel" is just a novel that…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Learn To Love Your Writing By Not Emulating Others

I've spent most of my life thinking that my writing was complete garbage. Despite the fact that, for the most part, there is no universal standard for good and bad writing, I'd somehow accepted that mine was terrible. Why? Well, I've never published…
By Buffy Flores

How Running Helps Writers, According To Murakami

On the surface, running and writing have little in common; perhaps, though, they seem so different and separate because there was never really an occasion within which to put the two together. It wasn't until I read Haruki Murakami's aptly titled…
By Buffy Flores

15 Wedding Readings About Nature

The days are long. The sun is bright. We are in the dead of summer wedding season. And summer wedding season means outdoor weddings: weddings in fields, in parks, on mountaintops, and on the beach. Weddings where bare feet are mandatory. I know it…
By Charlotte Ahlin