Which authors inspire you?

Hello Mr. Murakami. Thank you for your wonderful books, they have helped me through many difficult times, especially “Norwegian Wood” and “After Dark”.
I was left very curious after having read “Colorless Tzukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage”, do Tzukuru and Sara stay together? 
I enjoy writing stories and you inspire me, they way you describe emotions and the worlds you create reach me. Are there any specific authors that inspire you? 
I hope I get to see you someday in Sweden over "fika".
Best wishes from your fan Alma.
(Alma Nilsson Schonfeld、女性、17歳、student)

Dear Alma,

Thank you reading my books. Many authors has inspired me in my life. There are so many that I cannot name all of them. Not only books, but good music has inspired me to write. When I listen to a beautiful music, I say “Yes, I want to write a story which sounds like this.” Have you ever felt that way? 

I have been in Sweden several times. It’s a beautiful country. And I like to read Swedish mysteries.

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