Hemza BenguesmiaHaruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been beststellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country.
The last time we did an interview was ten years ago, and many important things have happened in those ten years. That's a very important thing - at least to me. I'm getting older day by day, and as I get older I think of myself in a different way from in my younger days. These days, I'm trying yo be a gentleman. As you may know, it's not easy to be a gentleman and a novelist. It's like a politician trying to be Obama and Trump, But I have a definition of a gentleman novelist: first, he doesn't talk about the income tax he has paid; second, he doesn't write about his ex-girlfriends or ex-wives, and third, he doesn't think about the Nobel Prize for Literature. So, Deborah, please don't ask me about those three things. I would be in trouble.