World Literature

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Burial Rites [2013] by Hannah Kent

The Dry [2016] by Jane Harper

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Letter from an Unknown Woman [1922] by Stefan Zweig

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Fear and Trembling [1999] by Amélie Nothomb

Sulphuric Acid [2005] by Amélie Nothomb

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Hour of the Star, The [1977] by Clarice Lispector

Daytripper [2010] by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

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Beautiful Mystery, The [2012] by Louise Penny

French Exit [2018] by Patrick DeWitt

Washington Black [2018] by Esi Edugyan 

Clyde Fans [2019] by Seth

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree [2018] by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

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Amulet [1999] by Roberto Bolano

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Half a Lifelong Romance [1950] by Eileen Chang


Lost Steps, The [1953] by Alejo Carpentier

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Havoc [1930] by Tom Kristensen

Employees, The [2018] by Olga Ravn

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Father Goriot [1835] by Honore de Balzac

Black Sheep, The [1842] by Honore de Balzac

Lost Illusions [1843] by Honore de Balzac

Ladies’ Paradise, The [1883] by Emile Zola

Mystery of the Yellow Room, The [1907] by Gaston Leroux

Erasers, The [1953] by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Roots of Heaven, The [1956] by Romain Gary

Bird in a Cage [1961] by Frédéric Dard

Trap for Cinderella [1963] by Sébastien Japrisot

Crossing the Mangrove [1989] by Maryse Condé

Texaco [1992] by Patrick Chamoiseau


The Magic Mountain [1924] by Thomas Mann

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God of Small Things, The [1997] by Arundhati Roy

Far Field, The [2019] by Madhuri Vijay

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The Blackwater Lightship [1999] by Colm Tóibín

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Betrothed, The [1827] by Alessandro Manzoni

Tartar Steppe, The [1940] by Dino Buzzati

Moon and The Bonfire, The [1949] by Cesare Pavese

Arturo’s Island [1957] by Elsa Morante

Baron in the Trees, The [1957] by Italo Calvino

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis [1962] by Giorgio Bassati

Catastrophe & Other Stories [1965] by Dino Buzzati

Foucault’s Pendulum [1988] by Umberto Eco

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Three-Cornered World, The [1906] by Soseki Natsume

How Do You Live? [1937] by Genzaburo Yoshino

Fires on the Plain [1951] by Shōhei Ōoka

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids [1958] by Kenzaburō Ōe

Sea and Poison, The [1958] by Shūsaku Endō

Woman in the Dunes, The [1962] by Kōbō Abe

Face of Another, The [1964] by Kōbō Abe

Silent Cry, The [1967] by Kenzaburō Ōe

Honjin Murders, The [1973] by Seishi Yokomizo

Shipwrecks [1982] by Akira Yoshimura

Decagon House Murders, The [1987] by Yukito Ayatsuji

Memory Police, The [1994] by Yōko Ogawa

1Q84 [2010] by Haruki Murakami

Sweet Bean Paste [2013] by Durian Sukegawa

Last Children of Tokyo, The [2014] by Yōko Tawada

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Netherlands, The

Twin, The [2006] by Gerbrand Bakker

Detour, The [2010] by Gerbrand Bakker

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New Zealand

Luminaries, The [2013] by Eleanor Catton

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The Fishermen [2015] by Chigozie Obioma

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Hunger [1890] by Knut Hamsun

Mysteries [1892] by Knut Hamsun

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Moth Smoke [2000] by Mohsin Hamid

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The Time of the Hero [1963] by Mario Vargas Llosa

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Solaris [1961] by Stanisław Lem

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead [2009] by Olga Tokarczuk

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Crime of Father Amaro, The [1875] by José Maria de Eça de Queirós

City and the Mountains, The [1901] by José Maria de Eça de Queirós


Luzhin Defense, The [1929] by Vladimir Nabokov

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South Africa

When Rain Clouds Gather [1969] by Bessie Head

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South Korea

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself [1996] by Young-Ha Kim

Please Look After Mother [2008] by Kyung-sook Shin

Pachinko [2017] by Min Jin Lee

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Faceless Killers [1991] by Henning Mankell

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My Name is Red [1998] by Orhan Pamuk

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World [2019] by Elif Shafak

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UK, the

Little Dorrit [1857] by Charles Dickens

Daisy Miller [1879] by Henry James

Woodlanders, The [1887] by Thomas Hardy

Turn of the The Screw, The [1898] by Henry James

I Am Jonathan Scrivener [1930] by Claude Houghton

Scapegoat, The [1957] by Daphne du Maurier

Pale View of Hills, A [1982] by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hotel du Lac [1984] by Anita Brookner

Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The [2010] by David Mitchell

Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, The [2014] by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Miniaturist, The [2014] by Jessie Burton

Melmoth [2018] by Sarah Perry

Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, The [2018] by Stuart Turton

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell [2004] by Susanna Clarke

Bitter Orange [2018] by Claire Fuller

Golden Child [2019] by Claire Adam

Piranesi [2020] by Susanna Clarke

Klara and the Sun [2021] by Kazuo Ishiguro

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US, the

Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The [1820] by Washington Irving

Yellow Wallpaper, The [1892] by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

House of Mirth, The [1905] by Edith Wharton

Jungle, The [1906/2018] by Upton Sinclair & Kristina Gerhmann

Lost Lady, A [1923] by Willa Cather

Death Comes for the Archbishop [1927] by Willa Cather

Laura [1943] by Vera Caspary

Lottery, The [1948] by Shirley Jackson

Night of the Hunter, The [1953] by David Grubb

Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, The [1964] by Philip K. Dick

Dr Bloodmoney [1965] by Philip K. Dick

Power of the Dog, The [1967] by Thomas Savage

Tremor of Forgery, The [1969] by Patricia Highsmith

Maze of Death, A [1970] by Philip K. Dick

Edith’s Diary [1977] by Patricia Highsmith

Scanner Darkly, A [1977] by Philip K. Dick

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café [1987] by Fannie Flagg

Property [2003] by Valerie Martin

Serena [2008] by Ron Rash

Night Circus, The [2011] by Erin Morgenstern

Interestings, The [2013] by Meg Wolitzer

People in The Trees, The [2013] by Hanya Yanagihara

Blazing World, The [2014] by Siri Hustvedt

Little Life, A [2015] by Hanya Yanagihara

News of the World [2016] by Paulette Jiles

House Without Windows, A [2016] by Nadia Hashimi

Tuesday Nights in 1980 [2016] by Molly Prentiss

Idaho [2017] by Emily Ruskovich

There There [2018] by Tommy Orange

Tangerine [2018] by Christine Mangan

Editor, The [2019] by Steven Rowley

Miracle Creek [2019] by Angie Kim

Nickel Boys, The [2019] by Colson Whitehead