Too busy catching stories

Dear Haruki-san, I have a question that whether you have ever thought about that your work has such a big influence abroad? When you conduct your work, have you ever thought about meeting the needs of foreign readers? Thanks!
(susan shen、女性、27歳、finance)

Honestly, I don’t think about the readers, either domestic or foreign, when I write. I have no idea what kind of people are reading my novels. Stories come to me and I grasp it and write it down. That is all. It is just like catching exotic birds or butterflies in the deep woods. I have no time to think about the readers. I am too busy catching stories. If I lose sight of them once, they would be gone in an instant, and probably for good.

Did you get the general idea? Thanks for reading my books.

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