Haruki Murakami

1949 - Today

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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 as well as internationally, with his work translated into 50 languages and have sold millions of copies outside Japan. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Gunzou 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Haruki Murakami has received more than 7,062,333 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia. Haruki Murakami is the 128th most popular writer (up from 143rd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Japan (down from 11th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Writer.

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author and translator who is most famous for his surrealist novels.

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  • 88

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  • 10.26

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  • 3.67

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Among writers, Haruki Murakami ranks 128 out of 5,755Before him are Alexandre Dumas fils, Matsuo Bashō, Jean Cocteau, Apuleius, H. P. Lovecraft, and Robert Louis Stevenson. After him are Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, August Strindberg, Carlo Collodi, Günter Grass, and Charles Baudelaire.

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Among people born in 1949, Haruki Murakami ranks 3Before him are Pablo Escobar and Meryl Streep. After him are Niki Lauda, António Guterres, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Gere, Arsène Wenger, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Anna Wintour.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Haruki Murakami ranks 12 out of 6,048Before him are Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Emperor Meiji (1852), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Matsuo Bashō (1644). After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Naruhito (1960), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), and Emperor Taishō (1879).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Haruki Murakami ranks 4Before him are Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Matsuo Bashō (1644). After him are Murasaki Shikibu (973), Osamu Dazai (1909), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Sei Shōnagon (966), Natsume Sōseki (1867), and Kazuo Ishiguro (1954).