Murakami was a front runner for the Nobel Prize in literature in 2013 but it eventually
went to Alice Munro,http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2013/10/10/haruki-murakamis-fans-lament-nobel-prize-decision/ Now the online betting seems to have started again and he is a clear contender for 2014 Nobel Prize.
Ardent Murakami fans are called Harukists and they wait with champagne bottles before the announcement of the
Three things that I find interesting about him>1. He runs marathons and has written a book about running and writing which I love.
2. He ran a jazz bar in Tokyo
3. He has a God like cult status in Japan
Remember you heard it here first- Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in 2014