Haruki Murakami is a Japanese novelist and short story writer known for his unique blend of surrealism, pop culture references, and philosophical themes. He was born on January 12, 1949, in Kyoto, Japan, and grew up in Kobe. Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo and later ran a jazz club in Tokyo before starting his writing career.


Murakami’s first novel, “Hear the Wind Sing,” was published in 1979 and won the Gunzo Literary Prize for New Writers. Since then, he has written many other acclaimed works of fiction, including “Norwegian Wood,” “Kafka on the Shore,” “1Q84,” and “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.” His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold millions worldwide.

In addition to his literary career, Murakami is a translator, essayist, and non-fiction writer. He has translated works by Raymond Carver, J.D. Salinger, and Truman Capote into Japanese and wrote about the 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attacks and the Japanese music scene.

Murakami has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Franz Kafka Prize, the Jerusalem Prize, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times.


Haruki Murakami’s real name is: 村上 春樹 (Murakami Haruki) in Japanese.

Well known as: Haruki Murakami

Date of Birth: January 12, 1949

Birth Place: Kyoto, Japan

Profession: Novelist, short story writer, translator, essayist, non-fiction writer

Net Worth: Haruki Murakami’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million

Age: 74 years old (as of 2023)

Residence: Tokyo, Japan

Education: Murakami graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a degree in drama.

Nationality: Japanese

Religion: Murakami’s religious beliefs are not publicly known.

Mother: Murakami’s mother’s name is not publicly known.

Father: Murakami’s father’s name is not publicly known.

Wife: Murakami’s wife’s name is Yoko Takahashi. They married in 1971.

Horoscope: Capricorn

Waist: His waist size is not publicly known.

Biceps: His biceps size is not publicly known.

Weight: His weight is not publicly known.

Height: His height is 5’7″ (170 cm)

Siblings: Murakami has an older brother and a younger brother.

Brother: Murakami’s older brother’s name is Yoshiteru Murakami. His younger brother’s name is private.

Sister: Murakami does not have any sisters.

Body Type: Murakami has a lean and slender body type.

Eye Color: His eye color is not publicly known.

Hair Color: Murakami’s hair color is grey.

Skin Tone: His skin tone is not publicly known.

Skin Texture: His skin texture is private.

Tattoos: Murakami does not have any visible tattoos.

Jewelry: Murakami is occasionally seen wearing a simple watch.

Voice Tone: Murakami’s voice tone is not publicly known, but he is known for his distinctive writing style and narrative voice.Haruki Murakami