Haruki Murakami Wins Jerusalem Prize

Via Ynet:

“Popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, author of the best-selling ‘Norwegian Wood’ and ‘A Wild Sheep Chase’ was named winner of the 2009 Jerusalem Prize on Wednesday.

The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society is a biennial literary award traditionally bestowed upon authors whose work has dealt with human freedom, society, politics, and government.

Murakami, who rarely accepts accolades in person, will arrive in Jerusalem in February as the guest of the International Book Fair, where Mayor Nir Barkat will present him with the award.”

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