Murakami's new novel, IQ84, is due out this week in Japan. Very exciting news, as its been about five years since US readers have had a long-form Murakami Novel (Kafka on the Shore). In Japan, IQ84 will be released in two-volumes, each spanning just over 500 pages. I'm not sure how long this means an English version will be, but I'm looking forward to hearing details as they emerge. I've read that Murakami's novel is to be somehow related to 1984, as the letter "Q" in English is a homonym to the number 9 ("kyuu") in Japanese. Or so I'm told!
Below are the Japanese covers for each volume.
UPDATE: Just found this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQLb15PN4Jg