HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. 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. Translated by Philip Gabriel.
HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. 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. Translated by Philip Gabriel. See less
The following is a personality profile of Haruki Murakami based on his work.
Haruki Murakami is a bit compulsive, somewhat shortsighted and can be perceived as dependent.
He is intermittent, he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. He is self-conscious as well: he is sensitive about what others might be thinking about he. But, Haruki Murakami is also unconcerned with art: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
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