COMP CLOSED: ‘Novelist as a Vocation’ by Haruki Markami

This week’s giveaway book comes from the master storyteller on writing and creativity, Haruki Murakami. The book is Novelist as a Vocation, and we have three copies to be won.

In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author and famously reclusive writer shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist; his thoughts on the role of the novel in our society; his own origins as a writer; and his musings on the sparks of creativity that inspire other writers, artists, and musicians.

Readers who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his strangely surreal worlds will be fascinated by this highly personal look at the craft of writing.

About the author: In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers’ award, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. His books became bestsellers, were translated into many languages, including English, and the door was thrown wide open to Murakami’s unique and addictive fictional universe. His distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring Murakami’s place as one of the world’s most acclaimed and well-loved writers.

‘The world's most popular cult novelist' – Guardian

‘A master storyteller' – Sunday Times

‘Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers' – New York Times Book Review

Would you like to win a copy of this intriguing book? To be in with a chance, simply tell us what title YOU would give to your own book on the craft of writing! Our favourite three book names will win a copy!

Entries close midday Monday 6 February, (Syd/Melb time).

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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