Posted at 12:39 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2007
Japanese novelist to open UH reading festival
Advertiser StaffHaruki Murakami, one of the most widely translated Japanese novelists, will be the opening speaker at the Celebrate Reading Festival on April 26 at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Center Ballroom. The public is invited to attend, but space is limited.
Murakami has an international following for his novels, including "Kafka on the Shore," "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle," and the short-story collection, "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman," which received the 2007 Kiriyama Prize.