Haruki Murakami – Since I have come to…

Since I have come to America, I am often asked whether my next novel will…


“Since I have come to America, I am often asked whether my next novel will be set in America. I don’t think it will. I think I will be living in America for some time to come, but while living in America, I would like to write about Japanese society from the outside.”
-Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami – My father belongs to the…

My father belongs to the generation that fought the war in the 1940s. When I…


“My father belongs to the generation that fought the war in the 1940s. When I was a kid my father told me stories – not so many, but it meant a lot to me. I wanted to know what happened then, to my father’s generation. It’s a kind of inheritance, the memory of it.”
-Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami – I didn’t want to be…

I didn’t want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have…


“I didn’t want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. I think that’s a miracle. So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability. I’m proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way, but I respect it.”
-Haruki Murakami