Old Magazine Cover of Murakami

I stumbled on this the other day. It’s a cover Of Haruki Murakami on a Japanese magazine from 1983. Now graph out his bibliography and calculate its chronology in your head. At the time he only had a handful of short stories, two brief novellas, and A Wild Sheep Chase notched beneath his belt.

This was well before Norwegian Wood. Before he made it big.

It’s kind of surreal to see him this young.