Haruki Murakami


Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka On The Shore, After Dark, 1Q84 and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His most recent novel is Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera and V.S. Naipaul.

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Do you know the feeling when you finish reading a book and you can’t help but want more? Even if the ending is tied up nicely, you want to stay longer in the world, reading about the characters you have grown to love. Whether it’s a sequel, a companion novel or the same story written from the view of another character, – we’ve found seven books we feel we definitely need more of.

Brett Osmond is the Marketing & Publicity Director and Head of Digital for ANZ at Random House Australia. A lifelong lover of reading, he’s picked the 10 books that changed his outlook on life.

Books by Haruki Murakami