Haruki Murakami Will Answer Your Questions In A New Advice Column

Warning: Asking him about how to navigate your love life might have strange results

As unlikely as it seems, it appears that world-renowned author Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) has a little bit of time on his hands. In between writing critically acclaimed novels and short stories for the New Yorker, the Japanese novelist has just announced that he will be starting an advice column to connect with his fans.

Faithful readers of Murakami’s work, as well as all confused and conflicted citizens of the world, will be able to get the surrealist’s thoughts and musing on a wide range of topics in several languages. It all just depends on who writes to “Murakami-san no tokoro” (“Mr. Murakami’s place”). The Japanese Times report that, in an official statement, Murakami’s publishers offered up these details: “Murakami will answer fans’ questions on his likes and dislikes—including cats, a favorite animal of his, and the Yakult Swallows, the Japanese baseball team he supports.” [Quickly deletes “Do you like cats?” question from computer.]

A website URL and submission process have not been released yet, but start thinking of your deep questions and dilemmas for the author now because they will only be accepted through the end of January 2015.

(via Salon)


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