Four Writers Who Are Famous In Other Languages

Megastars in their home country, these international novelists have taken the plunge in to the North American Market. How do they stand up? Take a look at our list below.

The former lead singer of a rock band, S. Cedric is prize-winning French author. The first two titles in his Inspector Svärta series just crossed the pond and are now available in English.

Most Famous Novel: Of Fever and Blood

First published when she was only twenty years old, Francis Bourdin makes her home in Normandy, where she writes two books a year. In 2012, she was named fourth in Figaro Magazine’s annual top ten bestselling authors.

Most Famous Novel: A Bordeaux Dynasty.

The Inspector Van In series sold 20 million copies overseas before making its way to the United States. Set in tiny Belgium, these mysteries have certified international appeal.

Most Famous for: The Inspector Van In series.

Often called the “Jon Stewart” of Italy, Fabio Volo is an actor and television host in addition to being a writer. His novels have sold more then 5 million copies in Italy alone.

Most Famous Novel: Daybreak

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