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In this Japanese name, the family name is Murakami.
Haruki Murakami
Murakami giving a lecture at MIT in 2005.
Murakami giving a lecture at MIT in 2005.
Occupation Author, novelist
Nationality Japanese
Genre Fiction, surrealist, postmodern

Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹 Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese author and translator. He was born on January 12, 1949 in Kyoto, Japan. In 2006 he won the Franz Kafka Prize for his book Kafka on the Shore.



  • Hear the Wind Sing (1979)
  • Pinball, 1973 (1980)
  • A Wild Sheep Chase (1982)
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985)
  • Norwegian Wood (1987)
  • Dance Dance Dance (1988)
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun (1992)
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1995)
  • Sputnik Sweetheart (1999)
  • Kafka on the Shore (2002)
  • After Dark (2004)
  • 1Q84 (2009)
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2013)
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