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Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Biography

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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.

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

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