Big List Of Haruki Murakami Free Books And Stories In English

This is the only enormous list of Haruki Murakami free books and short stories translated in English language you can find online.

Over twenty five years of Haruki Murakami’s work is freely available all right here in one place.

Including his latest 2021 “First Person Singular Stories” translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

And not forgotten, the 2014 illustrated short novel for children, “The Strange Library” (ふしぎな図書館) translated into English by Ted Goossen.

Most of them books curated here, they have multiple links to choose from.

If you a fan of this popular Japanese writer or even just someone who has just discovered and love Murakami’s work, then read on…

I have taken some time rummaging through the internet with the help from Google Search, and unearthed lots of links to free Haruki Murakami’s short stories, novels, essays and non-fictions.

Haruki Murakami free books

Yes, these Murakami’s literary works is all available online via Google search results.

As you know some of these links could be discontinued or removed (for whatever reason).

So, I took the trouble to include as many links as possible to the free sources for each story or book.

Even you have never read any of Murakami’s short stories, novels or watched the film and play adapted from his works, I’m sure you have seen this Japanese name boldly displayed in bookstores.

Murukami’s books and stories have been bestsellers in his native country, Japan and around the world.

All his literary works are written in Japanese language and are translated into 50 languages, that include English, French, Thai, Spanish, Hebrew, Latvian, Turkish, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Czech, Russian and Catalan.

It is his first realistic novel, “Norwegian Wood“, which transformed him into a literary megastar.

This 1987 million-seller was adapted into a Japanese -language movie, directed by Vietnamese-born French Tran Anh Hung.


Related: Free movies based on Haruki Murakami stories.


I have also include some of Murakami’s non-fictions, essays and travel writings.

Haruki Murakami Free Books

Anyway, here is the massive list of Haruki Murakami free books and short stories in English translation:

Haruki Murakami Novels List:

Hear The Wind Sing
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Pinball, 1973
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Hear The Wind/Pinball, 1973
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A Wild Sheep Chase
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
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Norwegian Wood
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Dance Dance Dance
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South Of The Border, West Of The Sun
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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Sputnik Sweetheart
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Kafka On The Shore
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After Dark
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1Q84: Book 1 & 2
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1Q84: Book3
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1Q84: Book 1, 2 & 3
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage
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Killing Commendatore
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First Person Singular Stories
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Haruki Murakami Short Stories Collections:

The Elephant Vanishes:
The Wind-up Bird and Tuesday’s Women
The Second Bakery Attack
The Kangaroo Communiqué
On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning
Sleep
The Fall Of The Roman Empire, The 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion Of Poland, And The Realm Of Raging Winds
Lederhosen
Barn Burning
The Little Green Monster
Family Affair
A Window
TV People”
A Slow Boat to China
The Dancing Dwarf
The Last Lawn of the Afternoon
The Silence
The Elephant Vanishes
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After The Quake:
UFO in Kushiro
Landscape with Flatiron
All God’s Children Can Dance
Thailand
Super-Frog Saves Tokyo
Honey Pie
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman:
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Birthday Girl
New York Mining Disaster
Airplane: Or, How He Talked To Himself As If Reciting Poetry
The Mirror
A Folklore For My Generation: A Pre-History Of Late-Stage Capitalism
Hunting Knife
A Perfect Day For Kangaroos
Dabchick
Man-Eating Cats
A Poor Aunt Story
Nausea 1979
The Seventh Man
The Year Of Spaghetti
Tony Takitani
The Rise And Fall Of Sharpie Cakes
The Ice Man
Crabs
Firefly
Chance Traveler
Hanalei Bay
Where I’m Likely To Find It
The Kidney-Shaped Stone That Moves Every Day
A Shinagawa Monkey
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Men Without Women:
Drive My Car
Yesterday
An Independent Organ
Scheherazade
Kino
Samsa In Love
Men Without Women
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Vintage Murakami
Chapter One – from Norwegian Wood
Barn Burning
Shizuko Akashi – Ii-yu-nii-an [Disneyland]
Honey Pie
Lieutenant Mamiya’s Long Story: Part I – From THE Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Lieutenant Mamiya’s Long Story: Part II – From THE Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Ice Man
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Spider Monkey Of The Night:
I
Horn
Pencil Sharpner – Or, The Serendipity Of Watanabe Noboru, Part I
Julio Iglesias
Time Machine – Or, The Serendipity Of Watanabe Noboru, Part II
Croquettes
Playing Cards
Newspaper
Donutization
Antithesis
Eels
Takayama Noriko-san and my Sexual Desire
Octopus
A Raid By The Old Man Mushikubo
Spanner
Donuts, Again

II
Spider-monkey At Night
Advertisement For Jazz Cafe In Kokubunji A Long Time Ago
The World Where Horses Sell Tickets
Bangkok Surprise
Beer
Proverbs
Structurism
A Radish Grater
Message Phone
Stockings
Milk
Good News
High Efficient Stilts
Zoo
The India Salesman
Back Of Ceiling
Mosho Mosho
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Nicol, the Liar
Deep Red Mustard
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Link 1, Link 2

Three German Fantasies
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Free Murakami Short Stories:

Most of these stories are published in The New Yorker, and they are included in Murukami’s short stories collections.


Note: Those who DO NOT have The New Yorker free account, find out from the link below on how to bypass its paywall, so you read those stories published on its website.

Follow these tips: How To Read The New Yorker For Free


The Year Of Spaghetti
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The Twins And The Sunken Continent
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Lexington Ghosts
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Zombie
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Man-eating Cats
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
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All God’s Children Can Dance
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Kino
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The Folklore Of Our Times
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Where I’m Likely To Find It
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Town Of Cats
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The Wind Cave
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The Zoo Attack
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Super-Frog Saves Tokyo
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New York Mining Disaster

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Landscape With Flatiron
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Birthday Girl
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Hunting Knife
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Airplane
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Ice Man
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A Shinagawa Monkey
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Cream
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Honey Pie
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With The Beatles
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A Poor Aunt Story
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A Perfect Day For Kangaroos
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The Vampire Cabbie
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Her Town, Her Sheep
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Her Little Dog In The Ground
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On Meeting My 100 Percent Woman One Fine April Morning (translated by Kevin Flanagan and Tamotsu Omi)
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Sleepy
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Sleep
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Mirror
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The Girl from Ipanema, 1963/1982
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A Window/Do You Like Burt Bacharach?
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Thirty-Two-Year-Old Day Tripper
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The Rise And Fall Of The Tongariyaki
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Tony Takitani
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Spider Monkey Of The Night
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The Sea Lion Festival
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On Part-time Jobs
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Beer At The Soba Shop
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Concerning Summer
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Bakery Attack
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Another Way To Die
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Abandoning A Cat: Memories Of My Father
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Creta Kano
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Hotel Lobby Oysters
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The Sheep Man’s Christmas
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Samsa In Love
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Yesterday
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A Walk To Kobe
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Scheherazade
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U.F.O. In Kushiro
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The Kingdom That Failed
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Illustrated Novella:

The Strange Library
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Non-Fictions:

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack And The Japanese Psyche
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Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8, Link 9

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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Haruki Murakami Essays:

A Walk To Kobe
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Jazz Messenger
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The Running Novelist
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Boston, From One Citizen Of The World Who Calls Himself A Runner
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No Bringing In A Japanese Lunch With A Pickled Plum On Rice
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The Birth Of My Kitchen Table Fiction
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The Novelist In Wartime
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Literary Comrades
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A Long Way From The Stuffed Cabbage
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Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova
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Three Short Essays On Jazz
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Haruki Murakami Travel Writings:

Farewell, Real World
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From Daphne To Karie
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From Karie To Stavronikta
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What Kind Of World Is Athos?
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Happy reading.

Disclaimer: I do not publish all the above Haruki Murakami free books, short stories, non-fictions, essays, and travel writings on this blog.

All these online copyrighted or protected derivative works belong to the respective sites.

From what I have read and understand, hyperlinks do not themselves contain the copyrighted or protected derivative works, forwarding them does not infringe on any of a copyright owner’s five exclusive rights under 17 U.S.C. § 106. (source)