Haruki Murakami

Writer Haruki Murakami

Profession: Writer


Biography: One of the world's greatest novelists, Murakami's books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally.

After publishing his first novel in 1979 Murakami rose to fame with "Norwegian Wood" in 1987. His later works include, "Kafka on the Shore" (2002), and "1Q84" (2009-10).

Born: January 12, 1949
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 2009-05-29 "1Q84" books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami is first published in Japan, sells out the first day (book 3 published 2010)

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