FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, novelist Haruki Murakami 

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, novelist Haruki Murakami of Japan reacts before receiving the Jerusalem award during the International Book Fair in Jerusalem. Murakami said Monday, May 6, 2013 his latest novel was a new experiment and grew longer than expected as he developed a desire to expand on side characters while writing. The latest novel by one of Japan's most respected and popular novelists, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage," has sold more than 1 million copies a week since it went on sale last month. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, novelist Haruki Murakami of Japan reacts before receiving the Jerusalem award during the International Book Fair in Jerusalem. Murakami said Monday, May 6, 2013 his latest novel was a new experiment and grew longer than expected as he developed a desire to expand on side characters while writing. The latest novel by one of Japan's most respected and popular novelists, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage," has sold more than 1 million copies a week since it went on sale last month. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
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