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Ryu Murakami

Portrait of Japanese writer Ryu Murakami
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Ryu Murakami

Ryu Murakami is the best-selling author of more than a dozen novels and the winner of Japan’s most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize. Many of his novels have been made into movies, including Audition. His novel Popular Hits of the Showa Era, translated by Ralph McCarthy, was published by W. W. Norton in 2011. He lives in Japan.

Articles by Ryu Murakami

The Last Picture Show
By Ryu Murakami
It felt funny being called a delinquent by a yakuza.
Translated from Japanese by Ralph McCarthy
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Whenever I Sit at a Bar Drinking Like This, I Always Think What a Sacred Profession Bartending Is
By Ryu Murakami
Whenever I sit at a bar drinking like this, I always think what a sacred profession bartending is. The bartender, with the stained-glass shelves of many-colored bottles behind him, moves precisely about…
Translated from Japanese by Ralph McCarthy
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