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The day before we meet in Manhattan, a woman stopped Haruki Murakami in Central Park, where he had come for his late-morning run. "Excuse me," she said, "but aren't you a very famous Japanese novelist?" A faintly odd way of putting the question, but Murakami responded in his usual equable manner.
Haruki Murakami began to perfect the daily writing routine for which he is now as famous as for any single novel. He rises at 4 am to write for five or six hours, producing ten pages a day before a run of about six miles, and maybe a swim.
He believes that he has to be strong physically in order to write strong things.