“People always ask me why my novels are so dark. My standard response is that they’re dark because I am, but the reason for that goes back to who I was when I was young,” he says. “My books are dark because dark books saved me, and my books are full of crime because the criminal mind is not a place that I feel foreign,” he writes.
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The article by Fuminori Nakamura was translated by Sam Bett and can be read here.
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