Contemporary Authors We Think We’ll Still Be Reading in 100 Years

Haruki Murakami

Murakami has a unique combination of factors that we think will keep his work relevant for years to come — he’s weird enough to be beloved by critics and literati, he’s mainstream enough to pen instant bestsellers, he’s a strong international presence, and his writing is pretty much unlike anyone else’s (at least in the Western canon). Plus, the man is so fit that he’ll probably live for another hundred years, and will be available for publicity tours.