Natsume Soseki: Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was a Japanese writer of the Meiji period, who lived in London from 1901-03. His work influenced many later writers, including Haruki Murakami.
Haruki Murakami: Haruki Murakami is a contemporary Japanese writer. His
books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as
Jay Rubin: Jay Rubin is an American academic and translator, and the
author of the novel The Sun Gods. He is most notable for
translating many of the novels of Haruki Murakami.