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Murakami Art Competition

To celebrate the release of Killing Commendatore, the new novel from Haruki Murakami, we’re giving you the chance to win $1,000 and a feature in Underline magazine.

Killing Commendatore, the new novel from Haruki Marukami, is a profound engagement with art and its creation.

With this in mind, we are inviting fans of Murakami to create a piece of static visual artwork inspired by the works of this internationally bestselling author. Entries may address a theme, a motif, a title or whatever else inspires, so long as the entry represents the work of Murakami.

To enter the competition, upload the artwork to your Instagram with a caption about how it is inspired by the works of Murakami, and tag @penguinbookaus and #murakamiartcomp. Entrants must have their profile on public to enter, as we will not be able to see entries from private profiles.

The winning entry will receive $1,000 in cash and have their artwork featured in Penguin Books Australia’s quarterly street press magazine Underline.

The competition launches on 10 October 2018 and closes on 31 October 2018. A shortlist will be chosen by Penguin Random House Australia and announced on 7 November. The winner – chosen by Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at Vintage Books, Penguin Random House UK, and designer of the Killing Commendatore cover – will be announced 14 November 2018.


Key dates:

Competition opens 10 October 2018.

Competition closes 31 October 2018.

Shortlist announced 7 November 2018.

Winner announced 14 November 2018.

Read the Terms and Conditions.


For any further queries, please email comps@penguinrandomhouse.com.au

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 10, 2018

    Harvill Secker

    704 pages

    RRP $45.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    October 9, 2018

    Vintage Digital

    704 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play EBook AU
    • Kobo

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