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Jay Rubin on working with Haruki Murakami

August 30th, 2011

Episode 220 of 447 episodes

In the September 5th issue of the magazine, Haruki Murakami has a piece of fiction called "Town of Cats." Here Blake Eskin talks with Murakami's longtime translator Jay Rubin about how he became a Murakami fan and translator, the reception in Japan of Murakami's latest novel, "1Q84," and why Rubin doesn't recommend reading literature in translation.

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