quote of the week

“The fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets.”

Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir

murakami-harukiMasterful literary fiction writer Haruki Murakami is responsible for world-renowned books such as Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Kafka on the Shore, and IQ84. Born and raised in Japan, Murakami is fairly private and removed from academic literary circles, pursuing his love of writing and creating jazz music unencumbered by the opinions of anyone but his wife (who he considers his first real reader) and family.