Attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil oversees a criminal defense practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his free time, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling, hiking, and listening to jazz music. Also an avid reader, he counts Japanese writer Haruki Murakami among his favorite authors.
A former jazz bar owner, Haruki Murakami made the spontaneous decision to begin writing while watching a baseball game in 1978. The following year, he published his first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, which earned him a Japanese literary award for budding writers. Bolstered by the success of his first novel, he continued to write and eventually quit the bar business after becoming a bestselling author.
Since writing his first book, Murakami has published 13 novels as well as several collections of essays and short stories, including 2014’s Men without Women, which was translated into English and published in 2017. The 228-page collection features seven stories that mix melancholy and wry humor with Murakami’s recurring themes of existentialism and alienation. Men without Women also includes references to the Beatles and writers such as Franz Kafka and Ernest Hemingway, the latter of whom published a story collection of the same name.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.