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message 1: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Well I am blaming Coral my librarian for this. I've done 83 counties so far going round the world which leaves me 157 to go. So I am going to run this beside that and I will try to read 80 authors of different countries. How hard can it be?

Will start this from 1st January 2017. Let the madness begin. ha ha ha


message 2: by Tania (last edited Aug 23, 2021 04:13PM) (new)

Tania | 1002 comments The authors read with counties of birth and book.

29 read - 25 in authors home country

# If the book is set in the authors home country

Algeria - Yasmina Khadra - The Attack
# America - Jill Shalvis - Lost and Found Sisters
# Antigua and Barbuda - Jamaica Kincaid - A Small Place
Australia - B.P. Gregory - Orotund: Collected Short Stories Volume Two
# Canada - Lynsay Sands - Immortally Yours
# Dominica - Paula A. John - Taming a Hurricane
# East Timor - Luís Cardoso - The Crossing: A Story of East Timor
# England - Jodi Ellen Malpas - The Protector
# Faroe Islands - Heðin Brú - The Old Man and His Sons
# France - Jean-Dominique Bauby - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
# Ghana - Bernard Osei Annang - The African Dream: A Revolutionary Rebellion (A Historical Fiction based on The Anglo Ashanti Wars
# Honduras - Elvia Alvarado - Don't Be Afraid, Gringo
# Kenya - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - Weep Not, Child
# Kyrgyzstan - Chingiz Aitmatov - Jamilia
# India - Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
# Iran - Sadegh Hedayat - The Blind Owl
# Malta - Mark Harland - Malta 'My Island'
# New Zealand - New Zealand - John Ling - Fallen Angel
# Nepal - Subarna Prasad Acharya - Out of Kathmandu
# Sao Tome & Principe - Gervásio Kaiser - Native Dance: An African Story
# Scotland - John Buchan - The 39 Steps
Slovenia - Damjan Koncnik - Greenland - The End of the World
#South Sudan - Repent Ritti Jada - Traditional Animal Stories of South Sudan: Lessons for Its Children
# Sri Lanka - Sonali Deraniyagala - Wave
# Suriname - Cynthia McLeod - The Cost of Sugar
# Taiwan - Wu Ming-Yi - The Man with the Compound Eyes
# Turkmenistan - Ak Welsapar - The Tale of Aypi
Ukraine - Nikolai Gogol - The Nose
# Yemen - Wajdi Al-Ahdal - A Land without Jasmine


message 3: by Tania (last edited Jun 06, 2017 01:54AM) (new)

Tania | 1002 comments These are my books so far. Have already discovered some authors are shy about there heritage. With the easy countries out the way England, USA and Canada I think the fun is about to start as I have found a lot of my authors to read are from these countries.


1. America Wil S. Hylton - Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
2. Australia B.P. Gregory - Orotund: Collected Short Stories Volume Two
3. Canada Zohra Saeed - Desert Flower
4. England Bruce Chatwin - Utz
5. Malta Mark Harland- Malta 'My Island'
6. Slovenia Damjan Koncnik - Greenland - The End of the World


message 4: by Kate, Moderator (new)

Kate | 1311 comments Mod
Wow! You've set yourself a task and a half!
Not sure if you want recommendations but I read Baking Cakes in Kigali which is set in Rwanda but by an author called Gaile Parkin who was born in Zambia. Does the book have to be in the same country as the author was born?


message 5: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Am just going for author and the country they where born in. Thanks for the book.


message 6: by Mercia (new)

Mercia McMahon (merciamcmahon) | 610 comments An interesting variation on a theme. My favourite read on my round the world challenge was Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng's The Garden of Evening Mists, which is also set in Malaysia. Where possible I liked to choose authors from the country, especially after a few unfortunate occasions of stopping reading a book because the author had a deeply patronising attitude to the non-Westerners they were writing about. Of course such books were harder to find so only made up a small portion of my current tally of 92 books.


message 7: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Mercia, my library has that so have put it on there wish list thanks


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message 9: by Anna (last edited Jun 28, 2017 07:31AM) (new)

Anna Faversham (annafaversham) | 797 comments You might find this site helpful for choosing books from various parts of the world:

www.tripfiction.com

It displays location based fiction.


message 10: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Anna Faversham wrote: "You might find this site helpful for choosing books from various parts of the world:

www.tripfiction.com

It displays location based fiction."


Thanks that looks helpful.


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Tania | 1002 comments 8. Ukraine - Nikolai Gogol - The Nose


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Tania | 1002 comments 9. Scotland - John Buchan - The 39 Steps


message 13: by Anna (new)

Anna Faversham (annafaversham) | 797 comments Good one!


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message 15: by Tania (last edited Aug 15, 2017 03:26AM) (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Am reading The Attack by Yasmina Khadra by Yasmina Khadra which will give me Algeria for author and Israel for country setting which I am really enjoying.
Also have The Tale of Aypi by Ak Welsapar by Ak Welsapar on the go for Turkmenistan which so far is not bad - plus author and book from same country.
Have Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov by Chingiz Aitmatov on order which should show up in the next week which will give me book and author from Kyrgyzstan

Have to say I never looked at the authors till now but have realize most of them are English, Canadian or American so this is making my challenge on books a little harder to find now.


message 16: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments 11. Algeria - Yasmina Khadra - The Attack


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Tania | 1002 comments 12. Kyrgyzstan - Chingiz Aitmatov - Jamilia


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Tania | 1002 comments 14. Turkmenistan - Ak Welsapar - The Tale of Aypi


message 20: by Tania (last edited Sep 17, 2017 12:38PM) (new)

Tania | 1002 comments 13. India - Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book

Change of person for number 13.


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message 23: by Tania (last edited Oct 04, 2017 02:36AM) (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Since starting this I am becoming a little more fussy about the books in trying to find books and authors from the same country. Am only 16 books in and am already changing books for counties which has become a must for England, Australia, USA and Canada.

Have lined up Horacio Castellanos Moya for El Salvador. Sergio Ramírez for Nicaragua, Cynthia McLeod for Suriname and Wu Ming-Yi for Taiwan.


message 24: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments 1. America - Jill Shalvis - Lost and Found Sisters

Change of person for number 1


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Tania | 1002 comments 3. Canada - Lynsay Sands - Immortally Yours

Change of person for number 3


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Tania | 1002 comments 4. England - Jodi Ellen Malpas - The Protector

Change of person for number 4


message 28: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Looked at doing all 240 countries of authors but am giving up on that before I start. Have already found places where I cant find books for this in English and some that I cant find authors, so will stick to the 80. Am happy so far with 17 countries and 12 of them in authors home land, will have to see if I can keep that percent going.


message 30: by Mercia (new)

Mercia McMahon (merciamcmahon) | 610 comments If you are on Amazon Prime you can currently download for free via Kindle First The Birdwoman's Palate set in Indonesia and written by Indonesian Laksmi Pamuntjak.


message 31: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments Thanks, I've marked down to get. Doing it this way is a lot harder trying to find the books and in English as well.


message 32: by Tania (new)

Tania | 1002 comments 19. Faroe Islands - Heðin Brú - The Old Man and His Sons


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Tania | 1002 comments 21. Antigua and Barbuda - Jamaica Kincaid - A Small Place


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Tania | 1002 comments 24. Sri Lanka - Sonali Deraniyagala - Wave


message 38: by Tania (last edited Jan 14, 2019 08:14AM) (new)

Tania | 1002 comments 15. New Zealand - John Ling - Fallen Angel

Change of person for number 15


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