Chiaki Kawamata is one of Japan's foremost writers of speculative fiction, author of numerous celebrated (and award-winning) novels and manga. He is also a distinguished literary critic. Dystopian Surrealist.
"Critics sometimes referred to works as 'intoxicating,' but that was rhetoric. But a prose poem that actually exerted a narcotic effect on its readers ... (Ridiculous!) ... there was no such thing as spells or enchantments ..."