Haruki Murakami and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Make TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

TIME magazine has revealed it’s 100 Most Influential People list. Among the usual list of CEOs and politicians, two fantastic fiction writers made the cut. Here is Yoko Ono on perennial Nobel prize contender Haruki Murakami:

He is a writer of great imagination and human sympathy, one who has enthralled millions of readers by building fictional worlds that are uniquely his. Murakami-san has a singular vision, as informed by pop culture as it is by deep channels of Japanese tradition.

Also honored among the 100 was Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. TIME deputy managing editor Radhika Jones did the write up:

It’s the rare novelist who in the space of a year finds her words sampled by Beyoncé, optioned by Lupita Nyong’o and honored with the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. But the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is just that sort of novelist.

Read the whole list here.

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