You can learn more about Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's background here.
Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to buy and sell two Near Fine Japanese Edition copies of his 1979 Kodansha debut novel Hear the Wind Sing. Any paperback reprint is worth keeping an eye out for as well, as the only in-print version appears to be in Chinese.
I'm looking forward to listing a copy of another out-of-print Hardcover volume this week, entitled Dance, Dance, Dance and expect a relatively quick sale in the $75-100 range, even for my ex-library reading copy.
Make sure to offer International Shipping options on these listings, as Murakami has plenty of collectors worldwide.
On a more personal note, I'm looking forward to delving into his essays on running and training for the New York City Marathon, entitled What I Talk about When I Talk about Running. My girlfriend has recently inspired me to join her on some 4, 6, 10 and 12 mile runs (something I never thought I would actually enjoy doing, as I tend to prefer exercise via sport) so it seems like an appropriate choice for exhausted post-run bedside reading. The book opens with thoughts gathered while teaching at Harvard and running around Cambridge and deals with the themes of loneliness, isolation and introspection that run throughout his works of fiction.