A Japanese bestselling writer, he is known for works such as Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. His work spanned the genres of magical realism and surrealism.
He studied drama at Waseda University. Before working full-time as a writer, he opened a Tokyo coffeehouse and jazz bar called Peter Cat.
His first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, was made into a film in 1981.
He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He met his future wife, Yoko, at Waseda University.
He translated works by F. Scott Fitzgerald into Japanese.
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How old is Haruki Murakami? He was born in 1949, he is 74 years old.
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Quotes by Haruki Murakami
Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.— Haruki Murakami
I try not to think about anything special while running. As a matter of fact, I usually run with my mind empty. However, when I run empty-minded, something naturally and abruptly crawls in sometime. That might become an idea that can help me with my writing.— Haruki Murakami
I have always liked running, so it wasn’t particularly difficult to make it a habit. All you need is a pair of running shoes and you can do it anywhere. It does not require anybody to do it with, and so I found the sport perfectly fits me as a person who tends to be independent and individualistic.— Haruki Murakami
It is hard to be an individual in Japan.— Haruki Murakami
In my younger days, I was trying to write sophisticated prose and fantastic stories.— Haruki Murakami