Haruki Murakami (born January 12, 1949) is a contemporary Japanese author. Murakami's fiction, often criticized for being "pop" literature by Japan's literary establishment, is humorous and surreal, and at the same time deals with themes of alienation, loneliness, and longing for love. Additionally, Murakami's writing has been criticized for portraying Japan as being obsessed with capitalism.
- Norwegian Wood (1987 Japanese), (2000 English translation)
- Kafka on the Shore (2002 Japanese), (2005 English translation), translated by Philip Gabriel
- Wikipedia article on Haruki Murakami