Fine Japanese author of urban magic realism. Novels such as 'Dance, Dance, Dance' and 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' have made Murakami one of the most popular writers in his native country with young people. His story of young love in the 1960's 'Norwegian Wood' was a sensation when it was published in the 1980's.
Best novel (IMHO) - Sputnik Sweetheart
Selected books

A Wild Sheep Chase
Hardboiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
Norwegian Wood
The Elephant Vanishes (Short Stories)
Dance Dance Dance
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles
South Of The Border, West Of The Sun
Sputnik Sweetheart
Underground (Non fiction)
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An Xbox 360 gamer who is known for his involvement with Major League Gaming and the website called Gaming Nation. However, he is most known for his work as a DJ in North Texas and is associated with many local hip-hop artists in Dallas.

It is also said that Murakami is one of the founders of infamous Dallas graffiti gang A.A.A.(Aerosol Art Association).
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