Publicity-shy Japanese author Haruki Murakami arrives to give a public lecture in Kyoto on May 6, 2013. The author, whose new novel 'Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to Kare no Junrei no Toshi' (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage) was released in Japan on April 12, divides his time between his native Japan and the US and rarely appears in public.   AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)