Haruki Murakami is a modern Japanese writer and novelist. He is widely considered one of Japan’s most important 20th-century novelists. He was born in January 12, 1949 in Kyoto, Japan. Although, he was born in Kyoto, He spent his youth in Shukugawa, Ashiya, and Kobe. Since childhood, Haruki Murakami has been heavily influenced by western culture, particularly western music and for that he has been criticized by some Japanese critics as overly Westernized. Frequently called postmodern, his fiction, which often includes elements of surreal fantasy and is sprinkled with reference to American popular culture, is cool and contemporary. His works got a lot of popularity in Japan as well as abroad. His books and stories have been best sellers in Japan as well as internationally. His distinctive writing style is often characterized as hard-boiled. His writings are very much appreciated around the world. His books are being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside Japan. Haruki Murakami’s first novel was Hear the Wind Sing (1979). His most famous and notable works are A Wild Sheep Chase (1982), Norwegian Wood (1987), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1994-1995), Kafka On The Shore (2002) and 1Q84 (2009- 2010). He has also written short stories. He also translated many English works into Japanese. Haruki Murakami has a passion for listening to classical and jazz music. At his early age, he was running a jazz club and didn’t do any writing work. He was inspired to write novel while he was watching a baseball game in 1978. Murakami’s initial success with Hear the Wind Sing encouraged him to do more and more work. He achieved many awards for his brilliant works. His works of fiction and non-fiction have got numerous awards both in Japan and internationally, including the World Fantasy Award (2006) and the Frank O’Conner International Short Story Award (2006). He has also got Franz Kafka Prize (2006) and the Jerusalem Prize (2009).