Memories warm you up from the inside.
But they also tear you apart.
– Haruki Murakami
The author of Kafka on the Shore was born on this day in 1949.
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Haruki Murakami村上 春樹 Murakami giving a lecture at MIT in 2005 Born January 12, 1949 (age 63)Kyoto, Japan Occupation Author, novelist Nationality Japanese Genres Fiction, surrealist, magical realism www.harukimurakami.com
Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹 Murakami Haruki?, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize and the Jerusalem Prize, among others.
Murakami’s fiction, often criticized by Japan’s literary establishment, is humorous and surreal, focusing on themes of alienation and loneliness. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature. The Guardian praised Murakami as “among the world’s greatest living novelists” for his works and achievements.