International Authors: Gain a Global Perspective

The current lobby display features international fiction authors. These authors offer unique perspectives on international cultures, and their works provide a truly horizon-expanding reading experience. Pick up one of their books today to do some summer travelling from the comfort of your own reading chair!

Here are a few of our featured authors:

Isabel Allende

Chilean author Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim with her bestselling first novel, The House of Spirits, which grew out of a farewell letter to her dying grandfather. It established her as a feminist force in Latin America’s male-dominated literary world.

Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Many of his stories draw on his experience in the Dominican Republic and his childhood love of science fiction and fantasy.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus Things Fall Apart. His novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society and the clash of Western and traditional African values during and after the colonial era.

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling Japanese writer whose works have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards. His unique blend of surrealism and melancholy has gained him critical acclaim in the west and, increasingly, within Japan as well.

Visit the Doherty Lobby to learn about more authors, or see our virtual display on Pinterest to find more books.