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International Authors

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A Booklist From Around the World

AFRICAN AUTHORS

KENYA

Elspeth Huxley [1907-1997] – The African Poison Murders – Florence Nightingale [B N56h] – The Mottled Lizard [916.72 Hux]
Ali a Mazrui – The African Condition [916 Maz] – The Africans: A Triple Heritage [960 qMaz]
Ngugi Wa Thiongo [1938- ] – Petals of Blood

GUINEA

Camara Laye [1928-1980] – The Dark Child [B L4492] – The Guardian of the Word [398.2 Lay]

NIGERIA

Chinua Achebe – African Short Stories [896 Ach] – Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems [821 Ach] – Home and Exile [B Ac38] – A Man of the People – The Short Century [709.6 qSho] – Things Fall Apart
Wole Soyinka [1986 Nobel Prize] – Ake: The Years of Childhood [B So9] – The Bacchae of Euripedes: A Communion Rite [822 Soy] – A Dance of the Forest [822 Soy] – Kongi’s Harvest [822 Soy] – Mandela’s Earth and Other Poems [821 Soy]

SOUTH AFRICA

Andre Brink [1935- ] – An Act of Terror – A Chain of Voices – Devil’s Valley – Imaginings of Sand – The Other Side of Silence
J.M. Coetzee (a.k.a. John Maxwell) [1940- ] – Age of Iron – Boyhood: Scenes From a Provincial Life [B C639] – Diary of a Bad Year
Elizabeth Costello – Foe – Slow Man – Waiting for the Barbarians – Youth [B C639]

ASIAN AUTHORS

CHINA

Zhang Jie – Heavy Wings
Ching-chun Shu – Rickshaw
Hua-ling Nieh – Mulberry and Peach: Two Women of China
Zhang Xianliang – Half of Man is Woman
Geling Yan – White Snake and Other Stories – The Lost Daughters of Happiness

INDIA

Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen [1952-1993] – Crane’s Morning
R.K. Narayan [1906-2001] – The Dark Room – A Writer’s Nightmare: Selected Essays (1958-1988) [082 Nar]
Rabindranath Tagore [1861-1941] – Fireflies [891.4 Tag] – Gitanjali [891.441 Tag] – The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

INDONESIA

Pramoedya Ananta Toer – Child of All Nations

JAPAN

Kobo Abe [1924-1993] – The Ark Sakura – The Box Man – The Face of Another
Yasunari Kawabata [1899-1972] – Beauty and Sadness – The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories – First Snow on Fuji – The Lake
Haruki Murakami [1949- ] – After Dark – After the Earthquake: Stories – A Wild Sheep Chase – Dance Dance Dance – Kafka on the Shore – South of the Border, West of the Sun – Sputnik Sweetheart – Underground [364.152 Mur]
Yukio Mishima [1925-1970] – Acts of Worship: Seven Stories – After the Banquet – Sun & Steel [B M68] – Runaway Horses – The Sound of Waves

KOREA

Inhoon Choi – A Grey Man
Chi-mun so – The Golden Phoenix [895.73 So]
Mun-yol Yi [1948- ] – The Poet
Heung-gil Yun – The House of Twilight
Junghyo Ahn – Silver Stallion

EUROPEAN AUTHORS

AUSTRIA

Thomas Bernhard [1931-1989] – Gathering Evidence: A Memoir [B B45027] – The Loser – Wittgenstein’s Nephew: A Friendship
Herman Broch [1886-1951] – The Death of Virgil [831 B78du] – The Sleepwalkers – The Spell
Elfriede Jelinek – The Piano Teacher

FRANCE

Honore de Balzac [1799-1850] – The Black Sheep – Cousin Bette – Selected Short Stories
Andre Gide [1869-1951] – Amyntas [916.1 Gid] – Autumn Leaves [848 G36a] – Madeleine [B G356m]

GERMANY

Heinrich Boll [1917-1985] – 18 Stories – Absent Without Leave: Two Novellas – Children are Civilians Too
Hermann Hesse [1877-1962] – Beneath the Wheel – Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair’s Youth – Siddhartha – The Journey to the East

GREECE

Nikos Kazantzakis [1883-1957] – At the Palaces of Knossos – The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel [833 K18o] – Zorba the Greek

IRELAND

John Banville [1945- ] – Ghosts – The Sea – The Infinities
James Joyce [1882-1941] – Dubliners – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Ulysses
Colm Toibin [1955- ] – The Blackwater Lightship – The Master – Brooklyn

CENTRAL/EASTERN EUROPEAN AUTHORS

CZECH/SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Karel Capek [1890-1938] – Apocryphal Tales – Good Men Still Live! [365.6 Cap] – Nine Fairy Tales by Karl Capek (and One More Thrown in for Good Measure) – Tales From Two Pockets
Franz Kafka [1883-1924] – Amerika – The Blue Octavo Notebooks [838 Kaf] – The Castle – Letter to His Father: Brief an den Vater [836 Kaf]

HUNGARY

Imre Kertesz – Kaddish for a Child Not Born
Arthur Koestler [1905-1983] – The Act of Creation [153.35 Koe] – Arrow in the Blue [B K81ar] – Bricks to Babel: A Selection From 50 Years of His Writings [B K81b]

POLAND

Stanislaw Benski – Missing Pieces: Stories
Stanislaw Lem – The Chain of Chance – The Cosmic Carnival of Stanislaw Lem – The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age – Eden

RUSSIA

Chingiz Aitmatov – The Place of the Skull
Mikhail Bulgakov – Black Snow – Diaboliad and Other Stories – Flight: A Play in Eight Dreams and Four Acts [891.72 Bul]

YUGOSLAVIA

Ivo Andric [1892-1975] – Bosnian Chronicle

LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS

ARGENTINA

Thomas Eloy Martinez – Santa Evita – Abel Posse – The Dogs of Paradise
Horacio Vazquez Rial – Triste’s History

BRAZIL

Jorge Amado [1912-2001] – Captains of the Sands – Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands: A Moral and Amorous Tale – Home is the Sailor: The Whole Truth Concerning the Redoubtful Adventures of Captain Vasco Moscoso de Aragao, Master Mariner
Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis [1839-1908] – Dom Casmurro – The Devil’s Church and Other Stories – Helena

CHILE

Isabel Allende – Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses – Daughter of Fortune – Paula [B Al535]
Jose Donoso [1924-1996] – The Garden Next Door – The House in the Country – The Obscene Bird of Night

MEXICO

Rosario Castellanos [1925-1974] – The Book of Lamentations – City of Kings
Jorge Ibarguengoitia – The Dead Girls – Angeles Mastretta – Lovesick – Mexican Bolero

CARIBBEAN AUTHORS

CUBA

Reinaldo Arenas [1943-1990] – The Doorman – Old Rosa: A Novel in Two Stories
Alejo Carpentier [1904-1980] – The Chase
Cristina Garcia – Dreaming in Cuban
Mayra Montero – Deep Purple – In the Palm of Darkness – The Last Night I Spent With You – The Messenger – The Red of His Shadow

GUADELOUPE

Maryse Conde – Crossing the Mangrove – I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem – Windward Heights

HAITI

Edwidge Danticat – Breath, Eyes, Memory – The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States [810.89 HaiYd] – The Farming of Bones
Dany Lafrerriere – An Aroma of Coffee – Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex?

MARTINIQUE

Patrick Chamoiseau – Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows – Creole Folktales [398.2 Cha] – Seven Dreams of Elmira: A Tale of Martinique

WEST INDIES

Jamaica Kincaid – Annie John – At the Bottom of the River – Lucy – Talk Stories [081 Kin]
Caryl Phillips – Cambridge – Crossing the River – The Nature of Blood – A State of Independence

PUERTO RICO

Roberto Santiago – Boricuas [810.8 Sam]
Joy L. Dejesus – Growing Up Puerto Rican: An Anthology [810.8 Dej]
John V. Antush – Nuestro New York: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Plays [812.08 Ant] – Recent Puerto Rican Theater: Five Plays From New York [812.08 Ant]

MIDDLE EASTERN AUTHORS

ALGERIA

Assia Djebar – So Vast the Prison [843 Dje]

EGYPT

Naguib Mahfouz [1912-2006] – Adrift on the Nile – Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth – The Cairo Trilogy – The Beginning and the End – Fountain and Tomb – Children of the Alley
Nawal Saadawi – The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World [305.42 Saa] – The Innocence of the Devil – The Nawal El Saadawi Reader [305.42 Saa]

IRAN

Nahid Rachlin – Married to a Stranger

IRAQ

Betool Kehdairi – A Sky So Close

ISRAEL

Shmuel Yosef Agnon [1888-1970] – A Book That Was Lost and Other Stories – A Guest for the Night – In the Heart of the Seas – Twenty-One Stories
Yehuda Amichai [1924-2000] – Amen [892.41 Ami] – The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai [891.41 Ami] – Poems of Jerusalem

THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

Aharon Appelfeld – Badenheim 1939 – The Conversion – The Healer – Tzili: The Story of a Life

TURKEY

Yashar Kemal – The Undying Grass – Memed, My Hawk

SOUTH PACIFIC AUTHORS

AUSTRALIA

Thea Astley – Coda – Hunting the Wild Pineapple – It’s Raining in Mango: Pictures From a Family Album – Reaching Tin River
Shirley Hazzard – Cliffs of Fall and Other Stories – Countenance of Truth [341.23 Haz] – Defeat of an Ideal [341.23 Haz]
Elizabeth Jolley – Cabin Fever – Foxybaby – My Father’s Moon – The Newspaper of Claremont Street
David Malouf – The Conversations at Curlow Creek – Dream Stuff: Stories – The Great World

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES

Mudrooroo – The Kwinkan – Master of the Ghost Dreaming
Doris Pilkington (a.k.a. Nugi Garimara) – Rabbit Proof Fence [994.042 Pil]
Elsie Roughsey (a.k.a. Labumore) – An Aboriginal Mother Tells of the Old and New [994 Rou]
Kath Walker (a.k.a. Oodgeroo Noonuccal) [1920-1993] – Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories [j398.2 Wal] – Stradbroke Dreamtime [j398.2 Wal]

NEW ZEALAND

Keri Hulme – The Bone People
Janet Frame [1924-2004] – The Adaptable Man – An Angel at My Table: An Autobiography [B F839] – The Carpathians – Envoy From Mirror City: An Autobiography, Volume Three [B F839e] – Faces in the Water – Intensive Care – Living in the Maniototo – The Reservoir: Stories and Sketches – Snowman, Snowman: Fables and Fantasies – To the Is-Land: An Autobiography [B F839t]

Printed List – October 2002 gp
Updated and expanded for the web – March 2005 sdc / Last updated – September 2011 sdc/gb

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