Illustration for article titled Were Living In The Dark Place Beyond Reality, Says Murakami

The master of frantic surrealism, Haruki Murakami, joins the chorus of authors saying that we're living in a science fictional era now. The Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World author told the San Francisco Chronicle, "We are living in the future now, in a kind of science fiction — 9/11 itself was kind of unreal to me, those images of planes diving into the buildings. I felt like I stepped into the wrong world. I have a feeling that if people like my stories, they are feeling the same way." He also talked about why he's turned to writing about history more: a feeling that his personal memory blurs together with the collective memory. [SFGate]

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