Authors From Around the World

For today’s blog post I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite authors from around the world. I’ve chosen three countries for this post — Norway, Japan, and Australia.


A couple of years ago I discovered Karin Fossum’s Inspector Sejer mysteries. I’ve only read two so far but I enjoyed them and plan to read more in the series. These crime novels are similar in style to other “Inspector” series (books and television) such as Inspector Lynley, Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis, etc. I love those books/shows so it’s probably not surprising that I enjoy Karin Fossum’s books as well. I also like the fact that these books are set in Norway because I haven’t read many books set there and I enjoy reading stories that take place in different countries.


Miyuki Miyabe is my pick from Japan. She writes science fiction and historical novels in addition to mystery novels, but so far I’ve only read her mysteries. Two of them, anyway — The Devil’s Whisper and The Shadow Family. Both books really drew me in and I’m hoping I can find more of her books in translation in the future.


I have to go with two authors for my Australian pics. Melina Marchetta writes awesome YA novels. I first read one of her novels when I was a teenager and have reread that one (Looking for Alibrandi) more than once since that time. Saving Francesca is also really good and I have On the Jellicoe Road on my Kindle waiting for me to read. I’m looking forward to it!

I’m also a huge fan of C.A. Larmer, an indie author from Australia. I’ve mentioned her on my blog before because I’m crazy about her Ghostwriter Mysteries featuring Roxy Parker. I also enjoyed her book The Agatha Christie Book Club, which isn’t part of the Ghostwriter series.

So those are some authors that I like from different countries.

Who are your favourite authors from countries other than your own?