Murakami's Japanese publisher Bungeishunju and his US representation, Knopf, have not indicated when the book will be translated into English.
Haruki Murakami fans, rejoice – and learn Japanese, if you haven’t already.
Murakami has a new book coming out in April, according to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The only problem? His Japanese publisher Bungeishunju, as well as US publisher Knopf, have not indicated when the book would be translated into English.
“There is nothing in the pipeline at the moment,” said Knopf publicity director Nicholas Latimer. “We have not yet commissioned a translation.”
US readers, hang tight. Not only is it unclear when the new novel will be translated or released in the US – his previous novel “1Q84” took two years to be translated into English and released in the US – Murakami’s Japanese publisher is tight-lipped on details about the forthcoming book.
Other than the publication date, no details, not even the title, were released – all of which only drew more excitement and anticipation, of course. And speculation.