Fans of the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami are cheering in the streets due to the news that Murakami’s magnum opus, 1Q84, will be published in English by Knopf on October 25, 2011.
The news came in the form of a tweet from Knopf publicity director Paul Bogaards, who, on Friday, wrote “Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited magnum opus, 1Q84, out from Knopf 10/25. In one volume. Booyah! Midnight store openings for this one?”
Booyah is right–1Q84 published in three volumes in Japan, has attained a kind of mythical status among Murakami fans. It will be published in a single (big) volume in the US, translated by Jay Rubin.
Murakami’s last book to be translated into English was his memoir on fitness, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
Are you excited?