Know any novels by a non american author? list em please!?

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woah sarah M you need to calm down its for school i have to read a book by a non american author so you need to calm down and not be so quick to judge people

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  • Dude, that’s like asking, ‘do you know any non-Americans’. Writers are everywhere. Try JK Rowling (Harry Potter), JR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Playwrite), CS Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia), Homer (Odyssey, Iliad) William Shakespeare (Playwrite), Goethe (Faust) the list goes ONANDONANDON.

  • American Author List

  • Books By Non American Authors


    Crime and Punishment Anna Karenina Pride and Prejudice The Count of Monte Cristo The Phantom of the Opera Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Emma The Brothers Karamozov Newer: The Harry Potter Series (probably shouldn’t try to pull that one off as a senior in High School, but you didn’t specify anything about the book other than that it can’t be by an american) Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy The Thirteenth Tale (I HIGHLY recommend this one.)

  • Sure, plenty.

    Dostoevsky, Feodor (Russian): The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot.

    Camus, Albert (French): The Outsider.

    Balzac, Honore de (French): Father Goriot

    Dickens, Charles (British): A Christmas Carol (Very short), A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield.

    Hugo, Victor (French): The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (Colombian): 100 years of solitude.

    Cervantes (Spanish): Don Quixote.

    Bronte, Emily (British): Wuthering Heights.

    Tolstoy, Leo (Russian): War and Peace.

    Eco, Umberto (Italian): Foucault’s Pendulum, The Name of the Rose.

    Boll, Heinrich (German): The Lost Honor of Katerina Blum.

    Austen, Jane (British): Emma, Persuasion.


    Anyway, I’m just showing off at this point. If it’s just for homework though, I doubt you want to read War and Peace.

    I would suggest A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, because it’s short, but surprisingly deep.

    You might like something by Jane Austen. It’s about the British Countryside in Victorian England and the lives of young women in that time.

    Umberto Eco is kind of trippy. He goes off these wild theories about ancient texts. Not for everyone, though.

    Good Luck

  • Plenty:

    The Swarm, by Frank Schatzing (German)

    The Never Ending Story, by Michael Ende (German)

    The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho (Brazilian)

    The Empire of the Ants, by Bernard Werber (French)

    Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky (French)

    The Club Dumas, by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Spanish)

    The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood (Canadian)

    The Ladies of Missalonghi, by Colleen McCullough (Australian)

    This is just a sample of books I enjoyed by non-American authors. There are also many more, from Canadian or British authors, and many more I’ve never heard of. I also avoided listing classics, I figured I’d try giving some different books you may not have heard about. They are all very different in style, too.

  • i love alex garland, he’s a british author. He wrote The Beach (if youve seen the film with leo dicaprio then dont let it put you off the book – they changed a lot from the book ) its one of my fave books ever. Another of his books The Tesseract is pretty excellent too i thought.

    Or ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ by Milan Kundera who is Czeck i think. Another brilliant book, might be a good choice for a school report too.

    Check for ratings of any book thats been mentioned here which mite help you make your choice easier.

  • Everyone else is listing things for Europe.

    I’ll give you one that’s famous in Latin America.

    *The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas* by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. See if they have it in your local library. It’s very hit-and-miss, either you’ll find it easily or you won’t.

    It’s kind of weird. It’s more of a narrative by a dead guy telling you the uncensored story of his life. It isn’t graphic or anything, don’t worry. It was written by a 19th century epilepsic black brazilian, son of slaves. He’s so cool.

  • All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

    The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

    War of the Worlds by H.G Wells

    Crime and Punishment by Fyodore Doestchevsky

    100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

    Romance of the 3 Kingdoms by Lou Guanzhong

    Quo Vadis? by Henryk Sienkiewicz

    Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

    Water Margin by Shi Naian

    Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

    The Bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

    Weathering Heights by Charlotte Bronte

    Emma by Jane Austen

    This should be enough to get you started.

  • If you have to read a novel by a non-American author, congratulations, we non-Americans invented the form.

    I don’t know what you like but here are a few that I really love:

    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (warning: very long)

    Ulysses by James Joyce (warning: bit difficult)

    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (warning: very English, but also very funny)

    1984 by George Orwell (warning: sad, not to mention unreflective of what life was actually like in 1984, but Orwell wrote it in 1949 so we forgive him)

    If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino (warning: may mess with your head)

    The Stranger by Albert Camus (warning: may make you want to dress in black and be moody. Also highly unrealistic picture of French Algeria)

    Life A User’s Manual by Georges Perec (warning…no, actually can’t think of a warning)


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