In the Penguin Cup, writers from 16 countries are playing in imaginary match-ups.
After a long wait by English-reading fans, Murakami's novel 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' will arrive in the US and the UK this August.
Murakami's novel 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage' is already a bestseller in Japan.
Murakami appeared at Kyoto University to discuss his new novel 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.'
"Murakami mania" has gripped Japan since the release of Haruki Murakami's new novel, 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' at midnight on Friday. No English translation is yet planned.
Murakami's Japanese publisher Bungeishunju and his US representation, Knopf, have not indicated when the book will be translated into English.
Mo Yan, whose real name is Guan Moye, is the first Chinese citizen to win the award.
The government is also pressuring Chinese publishers to stop translating and publishing Japanese content as tension increases between the two countries.