International Book Recommendations

Looking for international literature? At a time when the United States is closing itself off to the world, it’s even more urgent for Americans (and others) to read the human news from all over the world. So I asked people on Twitter and Facebook to recommend books by authors NOT from the United States. Here are those recommendations. Enjoy reading them!

Book Recommendations:

Algeria
Memory in the Flesh- Ahlam Mostaghanemi
Children of the New World- Assja Djebbar
The Mersault Investigation- Kamel Daoud (2)
The Art of Losing- Alice Zeniter
Harraga- Boualem Sansal
The Attack- Yasmina Khadra (tr. John Cullen)

Angola
Pepetela- Mayombe
Luandino Vieira- Luuanda
Castro Soromenho – Terra Morta

Argentina
Things We Lost In The Fire- Mariana Enriquez (2)
The Wind that Lays Waste- Selva Almada (tr. Chris Andrews)
Feebleminded- Ariana Harwicz (tr. Annie McDermott & Carolina Orloff)
The German Room- Carla Maliandi (tr. Frances Riddle)
Optic Nerve- Maria Gainza (tr. Thomas Bunstead) (2)
August- Romina Paula (tr. Jennifer Croft)
The Invented Part- Fresan (tr. Will Vanderhyden) (2)
Hopscotch- Julio Cortazar (tr. Gregory Rabassa)
The Past- Alan Pauls (tr. Nick Caistor)
Kamchatka- Marcelo Figueras
The Annunciation- Maria Negroni
The Planets- Sergio Chejfec
Artificial Respiration- Ricardo Piglia
Ficcione – Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (2)
Mouthful of Birds- Samantha Schweblin
Betty Boo- Claudia Pineiro
Fever Dream- Sam Schweblin
Labyrinths- Borges
Kiss of the Spider Woman- Puig
The Motorcycle Diaries- Guevara

Australia
Ruby Moonlight- Ali Cobby Eckermann
No Friend But The Mountains- Behrouz Boochani (2)
Terra Nullius- Claire G Coleman
The Shark Net- Robert Drewe
My Life as a Fake- Peter Carey
Highways to War- Christopher Koch
Australia Day- Melanie Cheng
Carpentaria- Alexis Wright
Cloudstreet- Tim Winton
Dirt Music- Tim Winton
Breath- Tim Winton
The Shepherd’s Hut- Tim Winton
The Golden Age- Joan London
Gilgamesh- Joan London
No More Boats- Felicity Castagna
Tampa Affair- Felicity Castagna
The Secret River- Kate Grenville
The Lieutenant- Kate Grenville
All the Birds Singing- Evie Wyld
After the Fire a Still Small Voice- Evie Wyld
The Natural Way of Things- Charlotte Wood
The Life to Come- Michelle de Kretser
Questions of Travel- Michelle de Kretser
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence- Doris Pilkington

Austria
Malina- Ingeborg Bachmann
The Pianoplayer- Elfriede Jelinek
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams- Peter Handke
Mans Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

Bangladesh
Josna O Jananir Golpo- Humanyun Ahmed
Nirbachita Kolam- Taslima Nasreen (tr. Penguin)
Ekattorer Dinguli- Jahanara Imam

Bolivia
Our Dead World- Liliana Colanzi

Botswana
The Screaming of the Innocent- Unity Dow
Saturday is for Funerals- Unity Dow

Brazil
The Sun on My Head- Geovani Martins (tr. Julia Sanches)
Budapest- Chico Buarque (tr. Alison Entrekin)
Resistance- Julián Fuks
A Saga of Brutes- Ana Paula Maia (tr Alexandra Forman)
Nowhere People- Paulo Scott (tr Daniel Hahn)
Industrial Park- Patricia Galvao (tr D &E Jackson)
Memorias- Machado de Assis
Gabriela- Jorge Amado
Clove- Jorge Amado
Dona Flor- Jorge Amado
Jose Saramago- Blindness

Bulgaria
The Same Night Awaits Us All- Hristo Karastoyanov
The Physics of Sorrow- Georgi Gospodinov
The Mothers- Teodora Dimova
Wunderkind- Nikolai Grozni
Thrown into nature- Milen Ruskov
Mission London- Alex Popov

Cambodia
Tum Teav- Preah Botumthera Som
Cambodian Witness- Someth May
The Heart’s Legacy- Yin Luoth

Cameroon
Behold the Dreamers- Imbolo Mbue

Canada
Fifteen Dogs- Andre Alexis
On a Cold Road- Dave Bidini
King Leary- Paul Quarrington
In the Mother’s Land- Elisabeth Vonarburg (tr. Jane Brierley)
The Green Ghetto- Vern Smith
American Whiskey Bar- Michael Turner
Moon of the Crusted Snow- Waubgeshig Rice (2)
Jonny Appleseed- Joshua Whitehead
All My Puny Sorrows- Miriam Toews
Women Talking- Miriam Toews
In a Glass House- Nino Ricci
The Jade Peony- Wayson Choy
Vi- Kim Thuy
Warlight- Michael Ondaatje
Anil’s Ghost- Michael Ondaatje
Coming Through Slaughter- Michael Ondaatje

China
To Live- Yu Hua (3)
Song of Everlasting Regret- Wang Anyi
Three Body Trilogy- Liu Cixin
Dialogues in Paradise- Can Xue
A Dictionary of Maqiao- Han Shaogong
Ocean of Words- Ha Jin
Serve the People- Yan Lianke
Wearing Me Out- Mo Yan
The Invisibility Cloak- Ge Fei
The Day the Sun Died- Yan Lianke

Chile
The Essential Neruda- Pablo Neruda
The House of the Spirits- Isabel Allende
Despair- Gabriela Mistral
Paula- Isabel Allende
Nosotras Que Now Queremos Tanto- Marcela Serrano
La Dimension Desconocida- Nona Fernandez
Seeing Red- Lina Meruane (tr. Megan McDowell)

Colombia
The Sound of Things Falling- Juan Gabriel Vasquez (2)
The Shape of the Ruins- Juan Gabriel Vasquez (tr. Anne McLean) (3)
Country of Bullets- Juanita Leon
The Armies- Evelio Rosero (tw. Anne McLean) (2)
In the Beginning was the Sea- Tomas Gonzalez (tr. Frank Wynne)
Memorias de mis Putas Tristes- Gabriel G. Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Carcia Marquez
Síndrome de Ulises- Santiago Gamboa
Sin Tetas no hay Paraíso- Gustavo Bolivar
Oblivion: A Memoir- Hector Abad

Cuba
Planet for Rent- Yoss
TBA-Alejo Carpentier

Czech Republic
The Wall- Peter Sis
Summer in Prague- Zdena Salivarova
The Twelve Little Cakes- Dorninika Dery
The Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera
Immortality- Milan Kundera
The Art of Fiction- Milan Kundera
The Garden Party- Vaclav Havel

Denmark
We, the Drowned- Carsten Jensen
Smilla’s Sense of Snow- Peter Høeg
Alphabet- Inge Christiansen
A Fairy Tale- Jonas Bengtsson
The Africa Trilogy (Exile, Liberty, Revolution)- Jakob Ejersbo

Dominica
Wide Sargasso Sea- Jean Rhys

England

The Unconsoled- Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro

Egypt
Zayni Barakat- Gamal al-Ghitani
Beer in the Snooker Club- Waguih Ghali
The Queue- Basma Abd al Aziz
The Map of Love- Ahdaf Soueif
Palace Walk- Naguib Mahfouz (3)
The Yacoubian Building- Alaa Al Aswany
Cairo Trilogy- Naguib Mahfouz (2)
Children of the Alley- Naguib Mahfouz
Cities of Salt- Munif
I Sweep the Sun Off the Rooftops- Hanan al-Shaykh
Women of Sand- Hanan al-Shaykh
Myrrh- Hanan al-Shaykh
That Smell-Sonallah Ibrahim
Stealth- Sonallah Ibrahim
Using Life-Ahmed Nahi

El Salvador
Dance with Snake- Horatio Castellanos Moya

Finland
Crossing- Pajtim Statovci
The Core of the Sun- Johanna Sinisalo

France
VNR- Laurent Chalumeau
Hygiene and the Assassin- Amelie Northomb
Arab Jazz- Karim Miske
À l’abri de rien- Olivier Adam
Une vie française- Jean-Paul Dubois
Les Adieux à la reine- Chantal Thomas
Waiting for Tomorrow- Nathacha Appanah
Life Form- Amélie Nothomb
The Mystery Guest- Grégoire Bouillier
The Red Notebook- Antoine Laurain
Small Country- Gael Faye
The Bridge of Beyond- Simone Schwartz
So Long a Letter- Mariama Bâ
Count of Monte Cristo- Dumas (2)
Claudine- Colette
Gargantua & Pantagruel- Rabelais
Poems- Verlaine
Disoriental- Négar Djavadi
The Nanny- Lelia Slimane
Kindred- Octiva Butler
Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63- David Homel
The Parisian- Isabel Hammad

Germany
Die Blechtrommel- Günther Grass
Vor dem Fest- Saša Stanisic
Der nasse Fisch- Volker Kutscher
Die Würde des Menschen ist Antastbar- Ulrike Meinhof
Außer sich- Sasha Marianna Salzmann
The Eighth Life- Nino Haratischwili
The End of Days- Jenny Erpenbeck
The Carpet Makers- Andreas Eschbach

Ghana
Faceless- Amma Darko
Ghana Must Go- Tayie Salasi
The Beautiful Ones are not yet Born- Ayi Kwei Armah

Greece
The Life of Ismail Ferik Pasha- Rhea Galanaki
Kassandra and the Wolf- Margarita Karapanou
The Target- Manolis Anagnostakis

Guatemala
Popol Vuh (recommend Tedlock edition)
I, Rigoberta Menchú- Rigoberta Menchú (2)
Time Commences in Xibalbá- Luis de Lión
Knitting the Fog- Claudia D. Hernandez
Voces Silenciadas (Silenced Voices)- Luz Mendez de la Vega
Con Pasion Absoluta- Carol Zardett
The Last Lords of Palenque- Victor Perera

Hong Kong
The Borrowed- Chan Hokei
Days of Being Wild- Wong Ka-Wai
Rouge- Li Bihua

Hungary
Fatelessness- Kertész
Embers- Márai (2)
The Door- Szabó (2)
Katalin Street- Magda Szabo
Sunflower- Krudy Gyula
Skylark- Kosztolanyi Dezso
The Melancholy of Resistance- Krasznahorkai László
Esther’s Legacy- Marai
Four Seasons, Sky and Earth- Marai

Iceland
The Legacy- Yrsa sigurdardottir
Snare- Lilja Sigurdardottir
Independent People- Haldor Laxness

India
God of Small Things- Arundhati Roy (2)
Midnights Children- Salman Rushdie
Inheritance of Loss- Kiran Desai (2)
The World elsewhere & Other Stories- Nirmal Verma
The Way Things Were- Aatish Taseer
The Sly Company of People Who Care- Rahul Bhattacharya
A Suitable Boy- Vikram Seth (3)
From Heaven’s Lake- Vikram Seth
The Golden Gate- Vikram Seth
Beastly Tales- Vikram Seth
All You Who Sleep Tonight- Vikram Seth
Mistaken Identity- Nayantara Sahgal
Rich Like Us- Nayantara Sahgal
Prison and Chocolate- Nayantara Sahgal
Mother of 1084- Mahasweta Devi
Breast Stories- Mahasweta Devi
The Why Why Girl- Mahasweta Devi
Titu Mir- Mahasweta Devi
Rudali- Mahasweta Devi
Trying to Grow- Firdaus Kanga
No God in Sight- Altaf Tyrewala
Ravana and Eddie- Kiran Nagarkar
A Hungry Tide- Amitav Ghosh
Em and the Big Hoom- Jerry Pinto
Sea of Poppies- Amitav Ghosh
A Fine Balance- Rohinton Mistry (2)
Malgudi Days- R.K. Narayan
White Tiger- Aravind Adiga
A Novel- Khushwant Singh
Conversations in Hell- Rabisankar Bal (tr. Arunava Sinha)
Edge Case- Vikram Chandra
Red Earth- Vikram Chandra
Sacred Games- Vikram Chandra
One Part Woman- Perumal Murugan
Ghachar Ghochar- Vivek Shanbhag
Zindaginama- Krishna Sobti
The Night Diary- Veera Hiranandani
Everything- Jumpha Lahiri
Sita’s Kitchen- Ranchandra Gandhi
Maximum City- Suketu Mehta

Indonesia
The Dancer- Ahmad Tohari
Saman- Ayu Utami
Man Tiger- Eka Kurniawan
The Man from Chinnamasta- Indira Goswami (tr. Katha publishers)
Naalukettu- MT Vasudevan Nair (tr. DC books)
Those Days- Sunil Ganguly (tr. Penguin)
The Earth of Mankind- Pramoedya Ananta Toer
The Buru Quarter- Pramoedya Ananda Toer
Man Tiger- Eka Kurniawan
Beauty is a Wound- Eka Kurniawan
A Lonely Death and Other Short Stories- Cok Sawitri (tr. Marjie Suanda)

Iraq
The Last of the Angels- Fadhil Al-Azzawi
Revolt Against the Sun- Nazik al-Malaika
Frankenstein in Baghdad- Ahmed Saadawi (2)
The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq- Hassan Blasim (3)
Basrayatha- Muhammad Khuddayir
The AMerican Granddaughter- Inaam Kackachi
The Watermelon Boys- Roqaya Izzedien

Iran
Sin: Selected Poems- Forough Farrokhzad
Women Without Men- Shahrnush Parsipur
My Uncle Napoleon- Iraj Pezeshkzad (2)
Disoriental- Négar Djavadi (tr. Tina A. Kover)
Things We Left Unsaid- Zoya Pirzad (tr. Franklin Lewis)
Persepolis- Marjane Satrapi
Savvushun- Simin Daneshvar
The Blind Owl- Sadeq Hedayat

Ireland
Days Without End- Sebastian Barry
House of Names- Colm Tobin
The Little Red Chairs- Edna O’Brien
Seeing Things- Seamus Heaney
Death of a Naturalist- Seamus Heaney
North- Seamus Heaney
Milkman- Anna Burns (3)
God and the Gun: the Church and Irish Terrorism- Martin Dillon
The Gathering- Anna Enright (2)
The Woman Who Walked into Doors- Roddy Doyle
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing- Eimear McBride
The South- Colm Tobin
The Secret Scripture- Sebastian Barry
City of Bohane- Kevin barry
Hearts Invisible Furies- John Boyne
Everything in this Country Must- Colum McCann

Italy
Adua- Igiaba Scego
Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio- Amara Lakhous
Forget My Name- Zerocalcare
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler- Italo Calvino
Montalbano’s First Cases and Other Stories- Andrea Camilleri (2)
Accabadora- Michela Murgia
Skylark Farm- Antonia Arslan
Nexhuman- Francesco Verso (tr. Sally McCorry)
Inferno- Dante
Days of Abandonment- Elena Ferrante
Survival in Auschwitz- Primo Levi
Invisible Cities- Italo Calvino
Agostino- Alberto Moravia
Name of the Rose- Umberto Eco
My Brilliant Friend- elena Ferrante
The Little Virtues- Natalia Ginzburg
Artemsia- Anna Banti
The Solitude of Prime Numbers- Paulo Giordano

Jamaica
A Brief History of Seven Killings- Marlon James

Japan
Convenience Store Woman- Sayaka Murata
Kitchen- Banana Yoshimoto (2)
Wind Up Bird Chronicles- Haruki Murakami (2)
Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea- Yukio Mishima
Navidad Incident- Natsuki Ikezawa
The Housekeeper and the Professor- Yoko Ogawa
Convenience Store Woman- Sayaka Murata (3)
In the Miso Soup- Ryū Murakami
Apparations: Ghosts of Old Edo- Miyuki Miyabe
Zoo- Otsuichi
Master of Go- Kawabata
Take of Genji- Shikibu
Memoirs of a Polar Bear- Yoko Tawada
The Diving Pool- Yoko Ogawa
The Temple of the Golden Pavillion- Yukio Mishima
Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness- Kenzaburo Oe
Woman in the Dunes- Kobo Abe
In the Woods of Memory- Medoruma Shun

Kenya
Dust and The Dragonfly Sea- Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Coming to Birth- Marjorie Macgoye
One Day I Will Write About This Place- Binyavanga Wainaina
Wizard of the Crow- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
One Day I Will Write About this Place- Binyavanga Wainaina
The Promised Land- Grace Ogot
Petals of Blood- Ngugi wa Thiong’o
The Big Chiefs- Meja Mwangi
Dust- Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Korea
About my Daughter- Kim Hye-jin (tr. Anton Hur)
The Cupboard with Strawberry Jam- Lee Hyemi (tr. So. J Lee)
Customer- Lee Jong San (tr. Victoria Caudle)
At Least We can Apologize- Ki-ho Lee
I’ll Be Right There- Kyun-sook Shin
No One Writes Back- Eun-joon Jang
The Vegetarian- Han Kang (4)
City of Ash and Red- Hye-Young Pyun
No One Writes Back- Eu-Jin Jang
The Impossible Fairy Tale- Han Yujoo (tr. Janet Hong)
The Old Garden- Hwang Sok-yong
Please Look After Mother- Shin Kyung-sook

Lebanon
The Gates of the Sun- Elias Khoury
Journey of Little Gandi- Elias Koury
The Tiller of Water- Hoda Barakat
The Birds of September- Emily Nasrallah
An Unnecessary Woman- Rabih Alameddine

Malaysia
Ripples & Other Stories- Shih-Li Kow
The Weight of Our Sky- Hanna Alkaf (2)
Spirits Abroad- Zen Cho
The Harmony Silk Factory- Tash Aw
Growing Up with Ghosts- Bernice Chauly
The Garden of Evening Mists- Tai Tawn Eng (3)
The Sum of our Follies- Shih-Li Kow
The Devil’s Place- Brian Gomez
In a Far Country- K.S. Maniam
Evening is the Whole Day- Preeta Samarasan

Mexico
Before- Carmen Boullosa (2)
The Art of Flight- Sergio Pitol
A Zero Sum Game- Eduardo Rabasa
The Lost Children’s Archive- Valeria Luiselli
Tinisima- Elena Poniatowska
Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel
Beauty Salon- Mario Bellatin
Natural Histories- Guadalupe Nettel
The Taiga Syndrome- Cristina Rivera Garza
Pedro Paramo- Juan Rulfo
Flor de Lis- Elena Poniatowska
Signs Preceding the End of the World- Yuri Herrera
The Story of My Teeth- Valeria Luiselli
The Cowboy Bible- Carlos Valesquez

Mongolia
The Holy One- Mend-Ooyo Gombojav
Green Eyed Lama- Oyungerel Tsedevdamba
Aquarium- Ulziitugs Luvsandorj

Morocco
The Lost Stairs- Abdellah Taia

Mozambique
Ualalapi- Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa
Niketche- Paulina Chiziane (tr. The First Wife)
Neighbours- Lília Momplé

Nepal
There is a Carnival Today- Indra Bahadur Rai (tr. Manjushree Thapa)
Forget Kathmandu- Manjushree Thapa

Netherlands
The Cut Out Girl- Bart van Es
Turkish Delight- Jan Wolkers
Multatuli- Max Havelaar

New Zealand
Hello Darkness- Peter Wells
The Luminaries- Eleanor Catton
The Bone People- Keri Hulme (2)
Gould’s Book of Fish- Richard Flanagan
True History of the Kelly Gang- Peter Carey

Nigeria
The Joys of Motherhood- Buchi Emecheta (3)
Oil on Water- Helon Habila
The Famished Road- Ben Okri (2)
Freshwater- Akwaeke Emezi (2)
Americanah- Chimananda Ngozi Adichie (5)
Every Day is for the Thief and Open City- Teju Cole
Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe (6)
Half a Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (3)
Foreign Gods- Okey Ndibe
Efuru- Flora Nwapa
Purple Hibiscus- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (3)
The Unpassing- Chia-Chia Lin
Everything Good Will Come- Sefi Atta
I Do Not Come to You By Chance- Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts- Amos Tutuola
We Should All Be Feminists- Chimananda Ngozi Adichie
Welcome to Lagos- Chibundu Onuzo
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives- Lola Shoneyin

Nicaragua
The Country Under My Skin- Giaconda Belli
Riverbed of Memory- Daisy Zamora
Family Album- Claribel Alegria

Norway
This Life or the Next- Demian Vitanza
Beside Myself- Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Love- Hanne Ørstavik
Kristin Lavransdatter- Sigrid Undset (tr. Tiina Nunnally)
The Cold Song- Linn Ullmann
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord- Kim Leine

Pakistan
Toba Tek Singh- Saadat Hasan Manto
Moth Smoke- Mohsin Hamid
The Reluctant Fundamentalist- Mohsin Hamid
Kartography- Kamila Shamsie
Exit West- Mohsin Hamid

Palestine
Arabesques- Anton Shammas
Wild Thorns- Sahar Khalifeh
Men in the Sun- Ghassan Kanafani
Touch- Adania Shibili (tr. Paula Haydar, Clockroot Books)
Code Name Butterfly- Ahlam Bsharat (tr. Nancy Roberts)
The Sea Cloak & Other Stories- Nayrouz Qarmout (tr. Perween Richards, Comma Press)
Jokes for the Gunmen- Mazen Maarouf
Mornings in Jenin- Susan Abulhawa
I shall not Hate- Izzeldin Abuelash
Hymns of Temptation- Laila Atrash

Peru
The Feast of the Goat- Mario Vargas Llosa

Philippines
The Betrayed- Reine Arcache Melvin
The Volcano’ & ‘Villa Magdalena- Bienvido N. Santos
The Rosales Saga- F. Sionil Jose
Twice Blessed-Ninotchka Rosca
State of War- Ninotchka Rosca
Christ on the Rue Jacob- Jose Rizal

Poland
Flights- Olga Tokarczuk (3)
The Woman from Hamburg- Hanna Krall
History of Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town- Filip Springer (3)
Imperium- Ryszard Kapuściński
The Soccer War- Ryszard Kapuściński (2)
Quo Vadis- Henryk Szienkiewicz
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead- Olga Tokarczuk (2)
A Grain of Truth- Zygmunt Miloszewski
The Shadow of the Sun- Ryszard Kapuściński
Street of Crocodiles- Bruno Schulz
Solaris- Stanislaw Lem

Portugal
The Inquisitors’ Manual- António Lobo Antunes

The Land at the End of the World- António Lobo Antunes
The Piano Cemetery- José Luís Peixoto
City of Ulysses- Teolinda Gersão
The Book of Disquiet- Fernando Pessoa
The Return- Dulce maria Cardoso
Noli Me Tangere- Jose Saramago
Blindness- Jose Saramago

Romania
The Passport- Herta Muller (2)
The Appointment- Herta Muller
Land of Green Plums- Herta Muller
October, Eight O’ Clock- Norman Manea
Compulsory Happiness- Norman Manea

Russia
Laurus- Eugene Vodolazkin
Buddha’s Little Finger (aka Clay Machine Gun)- Victor Pelevin
The Slynx- Tatyana Tolstaya
The Big Green Tent- Lyudmila Ulitskaya (2)
Snuff- Victor Pelevin
Day of Oprichnik- Vladimir Sorokin
Metro- Dmitri Glukhovsky
Doctor Zhivago- Boris Pasternak
There Once Lived a Woman who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby- Lyudmila Petrushevskaya
The Zone- Sergey Dovlatov
On the Golden Porch and Other Stories- Tatyana Tolstaya (2)
White Walls- Tatiana Tolstaya

Rwanda
Cockroaches- Scholastique Mukasonga (tr. Jordan Stump)
Our Lady of the Nile- Scholastique Mukasonga (tr. Melanie Mauthier)
The Barefoot Woman- Scholastique Mukasonga (tr. Jordan Stump)

Saudi Arabia
Cities of Salt- Abdul Rahman Munif
She Throws Sparks/ Throwing Sparks- Abdo Khal
Girls of Riyadh- Rajaa Alsanea

Senegal
So Long a Letter- Mariama Ba
Xala- Ousmane Sembène
The African Origin of Civilization- Cheikh Anta Diop

Singapore
Ministry of Moral Panic- Amanda Lee Koe
State of Emergency- Jeremy Tiang (3)
The Majesties- Tiffany Tsao
If We Dream Too Long- Goh Poh Seng
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye- Sonny Liew (2)
Sugarbread- Balli Kaur Jaswal

Slovakia
Rivers of Babylon- Peter Pišťanek
Boat Number Five- Monika Kompaníková
Bloody Sonnets- Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav

South Africa
The Cry of Winnie Mandela- Njabulo Ndebele (3)
The Zulus of New York- Zakes Mda
Little Suns- Zakes Mda
Ways of Dying- Zakes Mda
Agaat- Marlene van Niekirk
My Traitor’s Heart- Rian Malan
Thirteen Hours- Deon Meyer
Maru- Bessie Head
Dogs Eat Dog- Niq Mhlongo
The Good Doctor- Damon Galgut
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road- Kagiso Lesego Molope
The Reactive- Masande Ntshanga
Welcome to our Hillbrow- Phaswane Mpe
Moletlo wa Manong- Sabata-mpho Mokae

Spain
A Heart so White- Javier Marias
The Anatomy of a Moment- Javier Cercas
The Illogic of Kassel- Enrique Vila-Matas
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me- Javier Marias
The Yellow Rain- Julio Llamazares
Such Small Hands- Andres Barba
Death in SPring- Merce Rodoreda
The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon (3)
2666 – Roberto Bolaño
The Back Room- Carmen Martin Gaite

Sri Lanka
Island of a Thousand Mirrors- Nayomi Munaweera

Sweden
Man Called Ove- Frederik Backman
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson
Pippi Longstocking- Astrid Lindgren
The Best Intentions- Ingmar Bergman
Four Stories- Ingmar Bergman
Fanny and Alexander- Ingmar Bergman
The Marriage Scenarios- Ingmar Bergman

Syria
No Knives in the Kitchens of this City- Khaled Khalifa
In the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution- Samar Yazbek
Mihyar of Damascus- Adunis
Death is Hard Work- Khaled Khalifa

Taiwan
The Stolen Bicycle- Wu Ming-yi
Memories of Mount Qilai- Yang Mu
A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers- Hsiao Li-Hung

Turkey
The Forty Rules Of Love- Elif Shafak (2)
The Architect’s Apprentice- Elif Shafak
Bliss- O. Z. Livaneli
The Red Haired Woman- Orhan Phamuk
Snow- Orhan Phamuk (2)
Yasar Kemal- Orhan Pamuk
A Strangeness in my Mind- Orhan Pamuk
Cazibe Istasyonu- Ahmet Buke
Son Adim- Geçgin
The Museum of Innocence- Orhan Pamuk
The Utterly Erroneously Narrated Story of a Madhouse- Ayfer Tunç
The Lost Word- Oya Baydar
Ali and Ramazan- Perihan Mağden
More- Hakan Gunday
Life is a Caravanserai- Emine Ozdamar
The Messenger Boy Murders- Perihan Magden

Uganda
Kintu- Jennifer Makumbi
Flame and Song- Kabali- Kaggwa
A Nation in Labour- Harriet Anena

United Kingdom
1984- George Orwell
NW- Zadie Smith
The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro

Uruguay
Book of Embraces- Eduardo Galeano
Open Veins of Latinoamerica- Eduardo Galeano

Wales
Cove- Cynan Jones
Fingersmith- Sarah Waters
Pink Mist- Owen Sheers
The Life of Rebecca Jones- Angharad Price (tr. Lloyd Jones)
One Moonlit Night- Caradog Pritchard (tr. Philip Mitchell)

Vietnam
Paradise of the Blind- Duong Thu Huong (2)
A Novel Without a Name- Duong Thu Huong
The Sorrow of War- Bao Ninh
The General Retires- Nguyen Huy Thiep
Crossing the River- Nguyen Huy Thiep
Beyond the Self- Thich Nhat Hanh

Yugoslavia (Bosnian/Croation/Serbian)
Fording the Stream of Consciousness- Dubravka Ugrešić
The Role of My Family in World Revolution- Bora Ćosić
Trieste- Daša Drndić

Zimbabwe
Nervous Conditions- Tsitsi Dangarembga (2)
The House of Hunger- Dambudzo Marechera
Butterfly Burning- Yvonne Vera
These Bones Will Rise Again- Panashe Chigumadzi
We Need New Names- NoViolet Bulawayo
This Mournable Body- Tsitsi Dangarembga

Addendum:

Sovereign Nations within Colonial U.S.
-From Sand Creek- Simon Ortiz
-There, There- Tommy Orange
-Hyperboreal- Joan Naviyuk Kane

French Colonies
-Maryse Condé – Ségou or Moi, Tituba Sorcière
-Patrick Chamoiseau – Texaco
-Natacha Appanah – Tropique de la violence

Essays
Poland: Breathing Under Water- Stanislaw Baranczak

Category: Essays

 

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