Interesting Facts about Haruki Murakami

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Haruki Murakami
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil is a habeas corpus lawyer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An avid reader away from his Albuquerque legal practice, Geoffrey Scovil notes Haruki Murakami as his favorite author.

A Nobel Prize Literature Award Candidate, Murakami is an accomplished, yet extremely private, author. Following are just a few little-known facts about the writer:

Jazz enthusiast – Murakami owns over 6,000 music records, many of which are from various jazz musicians. Before becoming an author, he worked at a record store and has often cited Boston as his favorite place to travel because of its numerous record stores.

Rigid routine – When he is writing a novel, Murakami maintains a very strict routine to reach a deeper state of mind. This routine starts with waking up at 4 a.m. and spending between five and six hours writing. Then he runs or swims, reads, listens to music, and goes to bed at 9 p.m.

Rejected Japanese literature – While growing up, Murakami read literature from various 19th-century European authors such as Dickens and Chekhov. He completely avoided Japanese literature because his father taught the subject and Murakami did not want to discuss Japanese literature with his father.

Doesn’t know the ending of his books – Despite authoring many crime novels, Murakami does not know the ending of his books as he writes them. This often puts him on the same ground as his readers, and he uses the mystery as motivation to keep writing.

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