This blog is meant as an open forum where translators of Haruki Murakami can share ideas and discuss solutions to problems encountered in the process of translating his works. It was launched by two translators of Murakami into Norwegian and Polish, Ika Kaminka and Anna Zielinska-Elliott. Some of us have collaborated in the past, and many of us are in touch regularly by e-mail, but the publication of the new novel in 2013 served as a catalyst for the creation of an online translation blog.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
One million copies of the book already released
Haruki Murakami's newest piece reaches 1 mil. circulation in 7 days
TOKYO, April 18, Kyodo
Publisher Bungeishunju Ltd. said Thursday the circulation of the newest novel by acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami has reached 1 million since its release on April 12.
The new work, "Shikisai o Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to, Kare no Junrei no Toshi (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage)," was reprinted even before its release due to a large number of subscriptions.
The book, however, has been sold out at many bookstores.
A previous Murakami novel, "1Q84 Book 3," topped 1 million sales on 12 days after its release.