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Haruki Murakami Publishes 1Q84 Today

Haruki Murakami‘s massive 1Q84 is in stores today. Fans gathered in midnight release parties to celebrate the translation of the Japanese bestseller.

We’ve covered the novel for months, so here are some 1Q84 links to help you enjoy the spooky new novel.

Haruki Murakami Spotify Playlist

How to Write Like Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 Book Trailer & Free First Chapter

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How to Write Like Haruki Murakami

Ever wish you could write like Haruki Murakami? His new novel reveals a number of the writing secrets behind his signature style of prose.

Murakami’s 1Q84 will hit stores on October 25. The plot of the 930-page novel revolves around a mysterious novella entitled “Air Chrysalis,” a book that could have been written by Murakami himself. As various characters read this novel, Murakami provides clues for aspiring writers hoping to emulate his style.

As UK gamblers speculate about Murakami’s chances of winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, we’ve collected five writing tips we learned while reading a review copy of the massive novel…

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What Is Your Most Anticipated Book This Year?

The Millions collected a list of 66 highly anticipated new titles coming out in the second half of 2011. The listed included George R.R. Martin with A Dance with Dragons in July, Haruki Murakami with 1Q84 in October and Stephen King with 11/22/63 in November.

Here’s more from the article: “But, even as fans look forward to books from these favorites, there will undoubtedly be many new discoveries in the coming months as well, some of which, hopefully, we can introduce you to today. The list that follows isn’t exhaustive — no list could be — but these are some of the books we’re looking forward to.”

The list excluded forthcoming children’s and YA books. In the coming months we will see Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein (September), The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (October)  and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (November). What titles are you looking forward to in the second half of 2011?