Haruki Murakami - at a Guardian book club:
I wrote my first novel in 1979. Since then, I’ve written every novel in the first person. I tried a couple of times to do the third person (it took me 20 years: the first was Kafka on the Shore) – and every time, I feel uncomfortable, like I’m looking down from above. I wanted to stand at the same level as my characters. It’s democratic!
- “No commuting, no meetings, no boss.”
"I don’t know why I’m so crazy about cats. I like how they are soft and warm, and individualistic, kind of like me."