Afghanistan: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (headliner) and Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep by Siba Shakib (support, author Iranian)

Albania: The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare

Algeria: So Vast the Prison by Assia Djebar

Andorra: The Phaeton report: (Noah’s secret diary) by Albert Salvado and Andorra by Peter Cameron (author American)

Angola: A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

Antigua and Barbuda: Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid

Argentina: Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez

Armenia: Armenian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian

Australia: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Austria: The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

Azerbaijan: Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said

The Bahamas: Life on a Rock by Alison Albury

Bahrain: Yummah by Sarah A. Al Shafei

Bangladesh: Lajja: Shame by Taslima Nasrin

Barbados: Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart

Belarus: People of the Marsh by Ivan Melezh

Belgium: The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst

Belize: In Times Like These by Zee Edgell

Benin: Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music by Angelique Kidjo and Rachel Wenrick

Bhutan: The Circle of Karma by Kunzang Choden

Bolivia: American Visa by Juan de Recacoechea

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon

Botswana: Maru by Bessie Head

Brazil: Violent Land by Jorge Amado

Brunei: Written in Black by K.H. Lim

Bulgaria: Time of Parting by Anton Donchev

Burkina Faso: The Parachute Drop by Norbert Zongo

Burundi: Baho! by Roland Rugero

Cambodia: Soul of a Tiger: A Miraculous True Story of a Family Who Survived the Cambodian Genocide by Sreyreath Kuy

Cameroon: Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono

Canada: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Cape Verde: The Last Will & Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo by Germano Almeida

Central African Republic: African Tales: Folklore of the Central African Republic by Rodney Wimer, Polly Strong

Chad: *

Chile: The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero

China: Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

Colombia: Good Offices by Evelio Rosiro

Comoros: The Kaffir of Karthala by Mohamed Toihiri **

Congo, Democratic Republic of the: The Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez

Congo, Republic of the: Memories of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou

Costa Rica: Cadence of the Moon by Oscar Núñez Oliva

Côte d’Ivoire: Commitment: My Autobiography by Didier Drogba

Croatia: Girl at War by Sara Nović

Cuba: The Lost Steps by Alejo Carpentier

Cyprus: A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible by Christy Lefteri

Czech Republic: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Denmark: Nordkraft by Jakob Ejersbo

Djibouti: Passage of Tears by Abdourahman Waberi

Dominica: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Dominican Republic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

East Timor: The Crossing by Luis Cardoso

Ecuador: The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepúlveda

Egypt: Mirrors by Naguib Mahfouz

El Salvador: One Day of Life by Manlio Argueta

Equatorial Guinea: Shadows of Your Black Memory by Donato Ndongo

Eritrea: Heart of Fire: One Girl’s Extraordinary Journey from Child Soldier to Soul Singer by Senait Mehari

Estonia: Treading Air by Jan Kross

Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Fiji: Kisses in the Nederends by Epeli Hau’ofa

Finland: The Maid Silja: The History of the Last Offshoot of an Old Family Tree by F.E. Sillanpää

France: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Gabon: Mema by Daniel Mengara

Gambia: Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster

Georgia: One More Year by Sana Krasikov

Germany: Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada

Ghana: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Greece: Freedom or Death by Nikos Kazantzakis

Grenada: Hurricane Fever by Tobias Buckell

Guatemala: Rites. A Guatemalan Boyhood by Victor Perera

Guinea: The Dark Child by Camara Laye

Guinea-Bissau: Return To The Source: Selected Speeches Of Amilcar Cabral by Amilcar Cabral

Guyana: Children of Paradise by Fred D’Aguiar

Haiti: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat

Honduras: Don’t Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado by Elvia Alvarado

HungaryFatelessness by Imre Kertész

Iceland: Independent People by Halldór Laxness

India: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Indonesia: Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Iran: Women without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran by Shahrnush Parsipur

IraqDreaming of Baghdad by Haifa Zangana

Ireland: A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Israel: The Missing File by D.A. Mishani

Italy: 1934 by Alberto Moravia

Jamaica: Gloria by Kerry Young

Japan: Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto

Jordan: Willow Trees Don’t Weep by Fadia Faqir

Kazakhstan: The Silent Steppe by Mukhamet Shayakhmetov

Kenya: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Kiribati: *

Kosovo: Who Will Slay the Wolf: Poetry from Kosovo by Ali Podrimja

Kuwait: The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib

Kyrgyzstan:  The White Steamship by Chinghiz Aitmatov

Laos: Mother’s Beloved: Stories from Laos by Outhine Bounyavong

Latvia: Jasmine by Inga Abele

Lebanon: Ports of Call by Amin Maalouf

Lesotho: How We Buried Puso by Morabo Morojele

Liberia: This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Libya: In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar

Liechtenstein: Seven Years in Tibet

Lithuania: Vilnius Poker


Macedonia: Sigmund Freud’s Sister by Goce Smilevski

Madagascar: Voices from Madagascar

Malawi: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Malaysia: The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng



Malta: Koranta and other short stories from Malta

Marshall Islands: Marshall Island Legends and Stories


Mexico: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel



Monaco: Born in Monaco by Patrick R. Faure

Mongolia: The Blue Sky



Mozambique: Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto

Myanmar (Burma):





New Zealand: The Bone People by Keri Hulme




North Korea: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee


*I haven’t been able to get the book yet.

** The English translation has not been published, but the translator was kind enough to let me read his translation free of charge!