In Chapter 9 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold answers "How Has Haruki Murakami Inspired Your Approach to Developing a Storytelling Career?" Gold appreciates not only Murakami's non-traditional background but also his non-traditional storytelling style. Murakami's clear, simple writing allows him to achieve what is termed "the willing suspension of disbelief" and hook readers into complex storylines. Scott Gold is an author and writer based in New York City. When not writing, Gold moonlights as a bartender at Char no. 4 restaurant in Brooklyn. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.