Murakami Novels All About Music

An interview with the master of dream-walking storytelling reveals what inspires his unique style.  Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami says that for him, writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running.

“A perennial contender for the Nobel literature prize, Murakami said he initially had no intention of becoming a writer. After finishing university, he was running a jazz bar in Tokyo and music was his thing, and that’s where his [writing] style comes from…

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