Murakami to publish new novel in February

Tokyo, Jan 10 (IANS) The latest novel by celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami will be published in February, his publisher reported on Tuesday.

“Kishi dancho koroshi” (Killing the Commander), to be published in two volumes on February 24, will be the first long novel published by the author after “Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage”, which hit the shelves in April 2013, Efe news reported.

The new work will be his 14th novel and comes after his 2015 work “Men Without Women”, a collection of six short stories comprising one new tale and five that were previously published in a literary magazine.

The author of the acclaimed “Tokyo Blues” (Norwegian Wood) has maintained total secrecy around the premise of his new novel but at a recent event in Denmark he said it will be “a strange story”.