Bestselling author Haruki Murakami has come out with a brand new collection of short stories, the first in over a decade.

"Men Without Women" is a collection of seven stories across which Murakami "brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone".

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"Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all," publishers Penguin said in a statement.

Murakami, best known for his works like 'Norwegian Wood', 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' and 'Kafka on the Shore' among others, brings back his quintessential wry humour to craft another contemporary classic.

Other books by the award-winning author include '1Q84', 'What I Talk about When I Talk about Running', 'Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki' and 'His Years of Pilgrimage', 'The Strange Library and Wind/Pinball'.

His works have also been translated into more than 50 languages.