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The VINTAGE Podcast is a fortnightly books podcast, released every other Sunday. Author interviews, book news and discussions on subjects ranging from literary fiction to graphic novels, cookery to crime fiction, history and travel to biography and poetry. It comes from the publishers of Jo Nesbo, Nigella Lawson, Irvine Welsh, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and more. #VINTAGEPodcast

Norwegian Wood ᛫ Haruki Murakami

In this episode we are celebrating Haruki Murakami, a writer who has been delighting readers with his unique blend of the surreal and the familiar for over 40 years. To mark the publication of new audio editions of Murakami’s beloved works, here is a special extract from Norwegian Wood, a novel published in 1987, which turned him into a literary phenomenon and which continues to delight readers new and old.

To find out more about the new audio editions of Murakami’s works, you can search for them on your usual audiobook app or click the links below:

Norwegian Wood

Kafka on the Shore

A Wild Sheep Chase

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Elephant Vanishes

You can also find our previous episode, ‘Translating Murakami᛫Ted Goossen’ here –

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