We're a little jealous of Haruki Murakami, truth be known. Not only is he one of the planet's finest authors but he is, at 65, still a marathon-running ironman.
In short, he's incredible.
A private and reluctant celebrity, though, he moves around a lot to maintain a degree of anonymity and not a huge amount is known about him - certainly in best-selling writer terms.
Here's 20 facts we found out all of which have served only to make us admire him more. Particularly number ten...