A new story about one of your minor characters

Dear Murakami-san, I would like to know if you would ever consider writing a new story about one of the minor characters in your books. For example, Creta Kano or Cinnamon Akasaka from the “Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”, or Sakura from “Kafka on the Shore”. Thank you.
(Lauren F、女性、40歳、Librarian)

Dear Lauren,

You are talking about a so-called “spin-off” story. It might be interesting. But I think I’d prefer to make up brand-new characters. But, anyway, I will consider your suggestion.

Thanks for your concern.