book | Fiction | 2009
1Q84 was published as one volume by Knopf in the US on October 25, 2011. Random House in the UK released Books 1 and 2 on October 18, 2011 and Book 3 on October 25, 2011.
1Q84, Haruki Murakami's latest novel, was published by Shinchosa in Japan in May 2009 where it immediately entered the top of the best-seller charts. Shinchosa have reprinted thirty-nine times and now have four million copies in print.
The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.
In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.
Something extraordinary is starting.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for 1Q84
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Translation Rights Sold
1Q84 – an epic romance in three "books" and two volumes – is [Haruki Murakami's] cult novel. Steven Poole
The Guardian Full Review
The New York Times
The New Times Book Review
Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Full Review
It is a work of maddening brilliance and gripping originality, deceptively casual in style, but vibrating with wit, intellect and ambition
1Q84 reads like a cross between Stieg Larsson and Roberto Bolano... In its bones, this novel is a thriller
1Q84 has a range and sophistication that surpasses anything else in his oeuvre. It is his most achieved novel; an epic in which form and content are neatly aligned... So like Murakami himself, I'll borrow from Orwell: 1Q84 is quite simply doubleplusgood
Eerie, suspenseful and packed full of gorgeous ordinary details and provocative extraordinary events, Murakami takes weighty themes and delivers a compulsive tale that is funny, fresh and intensely surreal. Unmissable.
A book that... makes you marvel, reading it, at all the strange folds a single human brain can hold
The New York Times Magazine
There’s no question about the sheer enjoyability of this gigantic novel, both as an eerie thriller and as a moving love story... I read the book in three days and have been thinking about it ever since.
Profound... A multilayered narrative of loyalty and loss... A fully articulated vision of a not-quite-nightmare world
1Q84 is a tremendous accomplishment. It does every last blessed thing a masterpiece is supposed to—and a few things we never even knew to expect.
Explicit, yet subtle and dream-like, combining viciousness with whimsy... this is Murakami’s unflagging and masterful take on the desire and pursuit of the Whole.
Voracious visionary Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 mixes down-the-rabbit-hole fantasy with out-there science fiction for a superhefty but accessible adventure.
1Q84 is one of those books that disappear in your hands, pulling you into its mysteries with such speed and skill that you don’t even notice as the hours tick by and the mountain of pages quietly shrinks
1Q84 goes further than any Murakami novel so far, and perhaps further than any novel before it, toward exposing the delicacy of the membranes that separate love from chance encounters, the kind from the wicked, and reality from what people living in the pent-up modern world dream about when they go to sleep under an alien moon.
1Q84 is extraordinarily ambitious . . . Beguiling and ridiculously entertaining
Unquestionably Murakami’s most vividly imagined parallel world... When Murakami melds fantasy and realism, mystery and epic, it is no simple genre-bending exercise; rather, it is literary alchemy of the highest order.
Haruki Murakami wins the Athens Prize for Literature
Harris, Hustvedt, Lodge, Murakami and Patchett longlisted for IMPAC Award
Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian translator wins Translation Prize
Murakami social media campaign takes off in Turkey
1Q84 longlisted for 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
ICM celebrates 99 New York Times bestselling titles
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Haruki Murakami and Walter Isaacson triumph in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards
New York Times selects 100 Notable Books of 2011
Amazon announce top books of 2011
1Q84 longlisted for 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize
Bookshops open at midnight to meet demand for Murakami's 1Q84
Galaxy National Book Awards nominations announced
Haruki Murakami backlist published in Ebook format
Publishers prepare for Murakami’s 1Q84
Kasischke and Murakami up for 2012 France Culture-Télérama Prize
Long-awaited Murakami novel is an instant bestseller