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Short stories: why you can love Murakami even without reading his novels

Published on 28 February in Scroll.in

Haruki Murakami’s stories are like soft shadows – the fainter of the footprints he has left behind.

In his introduction to the English edition of Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, an anthology of 26 of his short stories, Haruki Murakami writes, “If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.” He doesn’t compare the two forms. 799 more words

Beyond Books

Becoming Coherent In The World: The Extraordinary Career of Toni Morrison

Today marks the eighty-fourth birthday of the distinguished Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, who was born in Lorain, Ohio, a town near Cleveland, Ohio on February 18, 1931. 1,823 more words

No Points for the Bard from This Nobel Laureate

George Bernard Shaw holds the distinction of being the only writer to receive both an Academy Award and the Nobel Prize for Literature. With credentials like this, one is obligated to at least consider his opinion of fellow authors: “With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare. 35 more words



Born 1935, Died on his way home from Belgium 2015.

Professor Brink, I only learnt that you were ill the other day and humanely feared the worst. 88 more words

Mark Whelan

Nobel Prize for Family History?

Patrick Modiano, The Search Warrant, Harvill Secker, London 2014

The 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature was the French writer, Patrick Modiano. The event has prompted the issue of several of his books in English, one of which, ‘The Search Warrant’ ( 371 more words


The Search Warrant by Patrick Modiano (Harvill Secker)

“That is her secret.. A poor and precious secret which not even the executioners, the decrees, the occupying authorities, the Depot, the barracks, the camps, history, time – everything that corrupts and destroys you – have been able to take away from her.” 222 more words


Miss Faulty

‘I don’t know why I still find it so hard to accept that words are faulty and by their very nature inaccurate.’

– Doris Lessing… 6 more words