Authors Answer 5 – Foreign Language Books

In case you missed it, here’s episode 5 of Authors Answer from Jay Dee Archer’s blog. Here we talk about foreign-language books we’ve read in the past.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

We all know that books aren’t just in English.  They come in many languages, and some are translated into English.  The oldest novel is Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) by Murasaki Shikibu in early 11th century Japan. While I have not read the book, I have seen an animated adaptation of the book.  But what about our authors?  What have they read?

Two of the original pages of Genji Monogatari. Two of the original pages of Genji Monogatari.

Question 5: Have you read any foreign language novels, translated or not? What would you recommend?

S. R. Carrillo

I mostly read Japanese translated literature and usually of the darker nature – After Dark by Haruki Murakami and Audition by Ryū Murakami (no relation). I have a few more on my TBR (such as just about everything by Haruki Murakami but specifically 1Q84 that I can recall) as well as some others I haven’t gotten memorized. Oh, and the…

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