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Ryū Murakami

Ryū Murakami is a Japanese novelist, filmmaker and talk show host. Awarded the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in 1976 for his first book, a novel about a group of young people drowned in sex and drugs, he has gone on to explore with cinematic intensity the themes of violence and technology in contemporary Japanese society. His novels include Coin Locker Babies, Sixty-Nine, Popular Hits of the Showa Era, Audition, In the Miso Soup and From the Fatherland, with Love. Murakami is also a screenwriter and a director; his films include Tokyo Decadence, Audition and Because of You.



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August 2017

Becoming Alice Neel

Rosanna Mclaughlin

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August 2017

From the first time I saw Alice Neel’s portraits, I wanted to see the world as she did. Neel...

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July 2014

The Fast, the Furious and the Power of Frivolity

Orlando Whitfield

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July 2014

The six chapters that comprise the Fast & Furious franchise thus far (a seventh is due for release in...

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Issue No. 19

Ill Feelings

Alice Hattrick

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Issue No. 19

My mother recently found some loose diary pages I wrote in my first year of boarding school, aged eleven,...