Murakami wins literature prize

Haruki MurakamiNovelist Haruki Murakami on Tuesday won the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, a prize in Denmark whose past laureates include J.K. Rowling and Salman Rushdie.

The award was founded in 2007, named after the well-known Danish children’s literature author. It is unrelated to the Hans Christian Andersen Award, another international recognition awarded to authors and illustrators of children’s books.

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