A New Murakami Story Has Appeared in “The New Yorker”

Read Scheherazade now.

Following the announcement that a newly-translated Haruki Murakami novella called The Strange Library is to be published in December of this year, yet another treat has landed on the doorsteps of fans of the modern master.

Over the weekend, a brand-new short story called “Scheherazade” was published in the New Yorker, available to read online. The story finds Murakami working with some of the characters and framing elements of the folk tales collected in One Thousand and One Nights, in which the original Scheherazade character uses cliffhanger storytelling to keep herself alive (and then some).

It’s just as beautiful and strange as you would expect.

This new offering comes on the heels of reports that Murakami is a front-runner for the Nobel Prize after publishing Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimagehis thirteenth novelearlier this year.

 

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