Haruki Murakami's first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won the Gunzou Literature Prize in 1979. He is the author of many novels including Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Sputnik Sweetheart and Kafka on the Shore. He has written three short story collections: The Elephant Vanishes, After the Quake, and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. He has received numerous international literary honors, including the Jerusalem Prize, the Franz Kafka Prize, the World Fantasy Award, and the Noma Literary Prize, as well a feature in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015. Murakami's work has been translated into more than fifty languages. Jc Deveney
(in charge of adaptation) was born in southern France and now lives in Lyon. He has collaborated with various publishers and his work has been published in Italy, Spain and Argentina. At the Lyon Bande dessinee Festival, he organizes international projects, "Webtrip comics" and exhibitions. He teaches adaptation and theater studies at a school of manga and illustration. PMGL Pierre-Marie Grille-Liou
(in charge of manga illustration) was born in Lyon, France. After graduating from graphic arts school, he worked for magazines, doujinshi and online magazines. He likes nonsense comedy, Sumerian mythology, noir and caricatures, and publishes comic strips, short stories and feature comics. His graphic novel "Jojo, moniteur de ski" (co-authored with B-gnet) was published in 2016 by Lapin Editions.