The landscape of world literature has been well-represented on bestseller and best-of lists for years now, including popular authors like Fredrik Backman, Elena Ferrante, and Isabel Allende. Some of the most exciting novels being released today have been translated from the author’s native language.
Reading fiction from non-English authors provides deep insights into other cultures and lived experiences. These books show the power of art to inform and mold our cultural understanding.
The following list includes authors representing countries all over the world: Israel, Peru, Namibia, Chile, South Korea, and Japan. Some of these are debut authors and some have an established career but may be new to American audiences.
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