Friday, October 31, 2008

On Haruki Murakami on "The World"

I am interviewed in this brief but astute radio story on Haruki Murakami's recent appearances in New York and California. The show aired yesterday on PRI's "The World," and was broadcast on NPR. It can be heard here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Yomiuri


This one is about the vast effort here in Tokyo to finally acknowledge America's online fans.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Back in Tokyo, as Markets Crash

Back in Tokyo. Spoke at Barclays last week, as markets crashed and burned next door.

New Yomiuri column out today: here.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Murakami and me


I am in Tokyo tonight, but will be flying tomorrow to San Francisco, where I will converse with a man I deeply admire, a stellar writer and gentle friend: Haruki Murakami. Please join us at UC Berkeley on Saturday night. Info here.

Forgive me this jet lagged cliche: It's an honor.

Incidentally, the photo above was taken years ago, as you can see by the dateline. Helplessly, I have aged since then. Haruki, it seems, has become younger.

Keep on working.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Thanks to the Clark Museum, Williams Inn, and the Hills


The leaves had turned, winds gusted and rains slashed--then a clear-skied chill settled and we had a lovely eve, pre-Palin, in the Berkshires. Many thanks to all who attended, and to Danielle and Natasha for the lovely dinner. Met some sharp and very kind students from Williams and MCLA, in addition to faculty and local residents at the book-signing.
Honto-ni arigato.

Berkshire Eagle published a very friendly preview here.

The amassed trailers a few miles away were busy shooting "Woodstock," the feature film, and I heard from my driver that one scene involves a gaggle of 18 year-olds galloping naked through a nearby field.

Power to the peeps.

Off to Tokyo and San Francisco next week.