Haruki Murakami

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Birthday
12, 1949
Birthplace
Kyoto, Japan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Kyoto, Japan

About

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.

Before Fame

He studied drama at Waseda University. Before working full-time as a writer, he opened a Tokyo coffeehouse and jazz bar called Peter Cat.

Trivia

His first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, was made into a film in 1981.

Family Life

He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He met his future wife, Yoko, at Waseda University.

Associated With

He translated works by F. Scott Fitzgerald into Japanese.