After a long wait by English-reading fans, Murakami's novel 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' will arrive in the US and the UK this August.
Chinese writer Mo Yan's comments on censorship and his unwillingness to sign a petition for the release of Noblist Liu Xiaobo have angered some fellow writers.
Nobel Prize laureate Herta Muller accuses Mo Yan of praising his country's censorship laws and calls his win 'a slap in the face for all those working for democracy and human rights.'
Writers and readers' groups say there will be less diversity and less price competitiveness because of the merger.
The area will be known as the Mo Yan Culture and Experience Zone, but author Mo Yan remains ambivalent about the new attraction.
Mo Yan, whose real name is Guan Moye, is the first Chinese citizen to win the award.
British gambling site Ladbrokes puts Japanese author Haruki Murakami at odds of 10/1 for the Nobel Prize in Literature.