Time 100 adds Haruki Murakami to list of world's most influential figures

Japanese novelist is joined by Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in famous ranking of the people ‘shaping the future’Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine, backed by Yoko Ono as “a valuable voice for peace” as Japan’s government becomes “more conservative”.Alongside Pope Francis, Kanye West, Kim Jong-un and Hillary Clinton, there are two novelists on a list of 100 names Time has dubbed “the most influential people in the world: the titans, pioneers, artists, icons and leaders who are shaping the future” - Murakami, and the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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