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    31 Underrated Foreign Novels You Should Read

    Time to expand your preferences.

    1. Afghanistan – The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    2. Algeria – The Stranger by Albert Camus

    3. Australia — The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

    4. Bangladesh – A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

    5. Brazil — The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

    6. Cambodia — First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

    7. Canada — Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

    8. China — Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

    9. Denmark — The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

    10. Egypt — Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

    11. France — The End of Eddie by Eduord Louis

    12. Germany — Perfume by Patrick Süskind

    13. Guatemala — I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú

    14. Haiti — Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

    15. India — Babyji by Abha Dawesar

    16. Iran — My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad

    17. Italy — I'm Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti

    18. Japan — The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

    19. Kenya — A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

    20. Korea — Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

    21. Malaysia — The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

    22. Nigeria — Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    23. Pakistan — The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

    24. Russia — Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    25. South Africa — The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

    26. Spain — The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    27. Sri Lanka — Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

    28. Turkey — Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal

    29. Uzbekistan — The Railway by Hamid Ismailov

    30. Vietnam — The Best We Could Do by Thi Biu

    31. Zimbabwe — Butterfly Burning by Yvonne Vera