The academic conference '40 years with Murakami Haruki' was held at Newcastle University on 8-9 March 2018.

2018 marked the fortieth year since Murakami first decided to write a novel while watching a game of baseball at the Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo (or so the story goes).

Coinciding with this anniversary, the project hosted an international conference exploring various aspects of Murakami, his literary works and characters, as well as their transmedial reach.

Download the Full programme for an overview of the project events.