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Haruki Murakami's new novel will be translated into English in 2014

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Haruki Murakami fans, you can let out that breath you’ve been holding: the writer’s latest novel is now scheduled to be translated into English.

“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage” will be published in English sometime in 2014, Knopf Doubleday executive director of media relations Paul Bogaards told the website GalleyCat.

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The book is also scheduled to be translated into Spanish this October, according to the website The Millions.

“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage” became a bestseller when it was released in the author’s home country of Japan in April, with many readers waiting in line for the novel’s midnight release. Sales of the book set a record and the novel is now the fastest-selling book in the history of Amazon Japan, according to the Daily Beast. Murakami’s previous work, “1Q84,” was acclaimed in the US and the UK when its English translation was released in 2011, in addition to making it onto the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize for that year.