Haruki Murakami attends the award ceremony of the Welt-Literaturpreis, a literature prize established by German daily newspaper Die Welt, in Berlin, Nov. 7, 2014.
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Hosting a special radio show Sunday, Murakami said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end.Murakami made the comment on "Murakami Radio," a pre-recorded 55-minute show broadcast only in Japan his second this year on Tokyo FM after his first in August was a big hit.During Sunday's show, Murakami played a selection of cover versions of jazz and pop tunes.Murakami said he is a "cover maniac" as he likes to listen to tunes in many styles and interpretations.Murakami told the New Yorker in August that his original inspiration for the latest novel came from an 18th-century ghost story.
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