Earlier this year, a friend told me about the book Yume de Aimashou (Let's Meet In a Dream), by pretty-famous novelist Murakami Haruki (whom you've probably heard of if you're reading this at all) and Itoi Shigesato, designer of the Mother games and occasional Studio Ghibli voice actor. There's a huge cross-section of the Internet to whom this book should at least be worth some curiosity!
I'll post links to individual translations below.
The book is a collection of short stories, or thoughts, or ideas - it's hard to pin down. Lindsay at Yomuka! has included a translation of Murakami's thoughts on the subject, from his introduction to the book, on this detailed page - which incidentally is the most complete collection of translated works from the book that I've found online, and some seriously nice work!
As always, this is just for fun, and should official English publication ever come up (fingers crossed!), I hope you'll buy a copy if you're interested. Even if I'm not involved. :P