“David Karashima examines the emergence of Haruki Murakami as a global literary phenomenon, bringing together an incredible amount of information surrounding this towering figure of contemporary Japanese literature—including a conversation with the man himself—and putting his eye for detail to excellent use as he seeks to uncover everything that went into the establishment of the “Murakami industry” in the 1980s and 1990s . . . meticulous.”
A great interview with Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami author David Karashima is up in Asymptote.
Read the full interview here.