Best Foreign Authors

October 22, 2008

Sometimes I get too bogged down in the American authors because they are so easy to access and understand. For one thing I know the language and on top of that I understand the cultural background they are talking about. Even when foreign novels are translated there is still a lot you miss because you don’t understand where the author is coming from. That said this article on NPR ( has a great list of foreign authors that are accessible and good to read to expand your knowledge of the world. It is important to read authors outside your comfort zones (as we often forget to do) because they give you a new perspective on life and the world. I recommend shaking up your comfort zone.


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