This one is for the Harukists

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

Nobel Prize every year http://japanlife-guide.com/entertainment/494 Steven Poole of The Guardian praised Murakami as “among the world’s greatest living novelists” for his works and achievements.

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

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