Haruki Murakami

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ჰარუკი მურაკამი, حارۋكىي مۋراكامىي, Հարուկի Մուրակամի, and 43 others 무라카미 하루키, Murakami Haruki, הרוקי מורקמי, Х Мураками, Murakami, ھاروکی موراکامی, هاروكي موراكامي, Xarwky Mwrakamy, 春树 村上, Χαρούκι Μουρακάμι, Hārūkī Mūrākāmī, ハルキ ムラカミ, હારુકી મુરાકામી, هاروکی موراکامی, Харуки Мураками, Cunshang Chunshu, Mürakami Harüki, Мүраками Харүки, Харукі Муракамі, হারুকি মুরাকামি, Charouki Mourakami, Haruki Murakami, Kharuki Murakami, הארוקי מורקמי, ਹਰੂਕੀ ਮੁਰਾਕਾਮੀ, 村上春樹, Chunshu Cunshang, Mürakami Kharüki, 무라카미하루키, 村上 春樹, Haruki, Xaruwkıy Muwrakamıy, ஹருகி முராகாமி, Cunshang, Charuki Murakami, ฮะรุกิ มุระกะมิ, ဟာရူကီ မူရာကာမီ, हारुकी मुराकामी, 村上春树, ‏ 村上春樹, Cun shang Chun shu, 春樹 村上, Xarwkï Mwrakamï
Jan. 11, 1949

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Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹, Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer. His novels, essays, and short stories have been bestsellers in Japan and internationally, with his work translated into 50 languages and having sold millions of copies outside Japan. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Gunzo Prize for New Writers, the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize.Growing up in Kobe before moving to Tokyo to attend Waseda University, he published his first novel Hear the Wind Sing (1979) after working as the owner of a small jazz bar for seven years. His notable works include the novels Norwegian Wood (1987), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994–95), Kafka on the Shore (2002), and 1Q84 (2009–10), with 1Q84 ranked as the best work of Japan's Heisei era (1989–2019) by the national newspaper Asahi Shimbun's survey of literary experts. His work spans genres including science fiction, fantasy, and crime fiction, and has become known for its use of magical realist elements. His official website lists Raymond Chandler, Kurt Vonnegut, and Richard Brautigan as key inspirations to his work, while Murakami himself has cited Kazuo Ishiguro, …

Books by Haruki Murakami