Top 10 Fiction Books by Non-American Authors

08 Sep 2015

Happy International Literacy Day! Reading is a wonderful way to expand your mind, travel the world (without leaving your comfy reading chair), and immerse yourself into another person’s life in a culture wholly different than your own. In the spirit of literacy and all things international, we’ve rounded up the top 10 fiction books that you should read. None of them are written by American authors, so you’ll be able to dive into a culture and perspective that is international by definition as you crack open the book.

Top 10 Fiction Books by Non-American Authors

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Setting: London, Nigeria, USA

Never Let Me Go  by Kazuo Ishiguro

Country of Origin: Japan

Setting: Halisham, UK


The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Country of Origin: China

Setting: China

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Country of Origin: Colombia

Setting: A fictional city in Latin America

A Perfect Crime by A Yi

Country of Origin: China

Setting: China

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Country of Origin: Brazil

Setting: Switzerland

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Country of Origin: Jamaica

Setting: Jamaica

The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Pötzsch

Country of Origin: Germany

Setting: Germany

Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey

Country of Origin: Ireland

Setting: England, Germany, USA

Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

Country of Origin: Japan

Setting: Various

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.