Roland Nozomu Kelts is a widely published writer and journalist, and author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. His writing appears in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian and other publications in the US, Europe and Japan. He has interviewed and written about Haruki Murakami and his work several times, and conducted a live on-stage dialogue with him at UC Berkeley. He was a keynote speaker at the Center for Haruki Murakami Studies in Taipei, and is a contributing editor to Motoyuki Shibata's literary journal, Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan. He was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught at the University of Tokyo and New York University, among others.