I don't want readers to say such a thing that they learned how to live. All I want to be told is that they couldn't stop reading once they started.

Arimasa Osawa



I want readers to steep in a story itself, instead of coming in contact with something through a story. I want them to feel dizzy from knowing that such a world exists. I feel like hearing the mystery writer is saying those words. I think that reading books is an experience like being suddenly seized by the lapels when passing each other. From "A Talk With Subaru Prize Winner For New Writers" with a writer, Takuya Masujima, " ("Youth And Reading", March issue)).


"March 5  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"