Translingualism

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Books by authors who write in more than one language or in a language other than their primary or childhood one. Also books about the phenomenon of translingualism/exophony (why do writers "switch" languages...). Please limit this to one representative title per author.
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13,084 membres
161 ressenyes
3.9
4 Members
Dilara86, spiphany, ahef1963, mspixieears
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mspixieears: originally written in French while author was living there
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53,269 membres
1,305 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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28,139 membres
386 ressenyes
½ 3.6
2 Members
spiphany, mspixieears
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spiphany: Kerouac was of Québécois background and wrote several novellas in French (including an early version of On the Road) before turning to English in his later work
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27,867 membres
576 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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spiphany: An early version of "Night" was published in Yiddish; Wiesel later wrote a shorter version in French.
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23,850 membres
389 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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8,008 membres
140 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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2,289 membres
30 ressenyes
½ 3.5
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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spiphany: This is the first of Kundera's novels written in French; his previous works were in Czech
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1,565 membres
33 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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spiphany: Russian-born Makine at first had to pretend that his French novels had been based on Russian manuscripts because the publishers didn't believe that he could have composed them in French
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934 membres
17 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Translated from Kikuyu into English by the author
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46 membres
3 ressenyes
½ 3.3
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Indian author who writes in French
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15 membres
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Ethnic Tuvan Mongolian author who writes in German.
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6,976 membres
234 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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2,934 membres
97 ressenyes
3.9
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spiphany
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spiphany: American and French author. His first novel, Bad Voltage, was written in English; Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones) in French
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2,417 membres
33 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Danish writer who lived in Kenya for nearly two decades. She wrote in English and self-translated into Danish.
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1,610 membres
28 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Although Wilde was an Anglo-Irish writer and published almost exclusively in English, he chose to write "Salomé" in French.
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1,587 membres
32 ressenyes
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Potocki was a Polish nobleman; he was educated in Geneva and travelled extensively around Europe and Asia. He wrote in French.
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1,580 membres
36 ressenyes
3.9
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spiphany
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1,304 membres
54 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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1,303 membres
42 ressenyes
3.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Written in French, although Beckford generally wrote in English
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1,290 membres
68 ressenyes
3.8
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spiphany
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1,221 membres
63 ressenyes
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Mexican writer living in the US. This is her fifth novel and the first written in English.
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1,065 membres
12 ressenyes
3.8
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spiphany
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1,040 membres
65 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Raised in China and wrote several novels in Chinese. Now based mostly in London. This was her first novel written in English.
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984 membres
18 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Brian O'Nolan used the pseudonym Myles na gCopaleen when writing in Irish and Flann O'Brien when writing in English. "The Poor Mouth" is his only novel in Irish.
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883 membres
56 ressenyes
3.8
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spiphany
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759 membres
46 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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spiphany: US writer of Bengali heritage. Author of several works in English, moved to Rome as an adult, learned Italian, and wrote this novel in that language.
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737 membres
53 ressenyes
4.1
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spiphany
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719 membres
21 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Native language German; came to the US at 18, publications have been exclusively in English
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714 membres
13 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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675 membres
25 ressenyes
3.9
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spiphany
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659 membres
22 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in Dutch and self-translated/rewrote in English.
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623 membres
19 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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615 membres
47 ressenyes
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Finnish writer living in the UK. She wrote each of her novels in both a Finnish and an English version.
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608 membres
31 ressenyes
3.9
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spiphany
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582 membres
41 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Afghan writer now living in France. Several early works in Dari. This is his first work written in French
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550 membres
20 ressenyes
4.2
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spiphany
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514 membres
21 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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441 membres
11 ressenyes
½ 4.5
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spiphany
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400 membres
24 ressenyes
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Icelandic author of several novels in his native tongue. This novel was written in English.
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372 membres
5 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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359 membres
5 ressenyes
4.1
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spiphany
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356 membres
26 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Author of Russian origin who moved to Germany as a teenager. She writes in German.
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325 membres
12 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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315 membres
33 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: French author who writes in English
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192 membres
3 ressenyes
3.9
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spiphany
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spiphany: Switched back and forth between his native German and English several times, depending on where he was living at the time.
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188 membres
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Although German was Rilke's primary language, he wrote about 400 poems in French (as well as a handful in Russian)
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185 membres
5 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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184 membres
2 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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180 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in French and sometimes in English, and self-translated several of his novels. Neither language was his mother tongue.
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167 membres
3 ressenyes
3.8
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: The author wrote The Horse of Pride in Breton, then translated it into French himself.
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160 membres
11 ressenyes
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Author wrote first draft in English, then rewrote in German, then translated it back into English.
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159 membres
11 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Written in a mixture of French and Spanish.
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157 membres
6 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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149 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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138 membres
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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132 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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spiphany: "The Hostage" was written in Irish; the author also wrote an English adaptation. Behan's other works are in English.
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131 membres
7 ressenyes
4.2
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes in Slovenian and German
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114 membres
2 ressenyes
2.9
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spiphany
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111 membres
4 ressenyes
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes in Albanian and Italian
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101 membres
10 ressenyes
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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99 membres
3 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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95 membres
5 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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84 membres
2 ressenyes
3.1
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spiphany
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82 membres
3.9
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spiphany
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80 membres
4 ressenyes
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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72 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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62 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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61 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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57 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Born and raised in Japan, came to Germany as an adult. Writes mostly in German.
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49 membres
1 ressenya
3.9
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spiphany
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49 membres
2 ressenyes
2.8
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spiphany
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44 membres
1 ressenya
3.9
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spiphany
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43 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Swiss author. He has published mostly in German, sometimes in Swiss dialect. "Sez Ner" was written in Romansh and German.
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41 membres
3 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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39 membres
2 ressenyes
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Grew up in Germany, now lives in London and writes in English
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39 membres
1 ressenya
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Medieval author who wrote in both Arabic and Catalan
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34 membres
4 ressenyes
3.9
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Japanese author - writes in French
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32 membres
4.2
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote primarily in English, with the exception of this book, which was written in Irish.
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32 membres
2 ressenyes
3
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spiphany
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31 membres
2 ressenyes
4
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spiphany
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29 membres
3.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Fled Iraq due to political activities; now a German citizen who writes in German.
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25 membres
½ 4.3
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spiphany
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21 membres
3.8
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spiphany
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21 membres
3.2
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spiphany
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20 membres
5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Poet who writes in Belarusian and English
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20 membres
1 ressenya
2.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: American-born, educated in Taiwan and Japan as well as the US. Has written several novels in Japanese.
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19 membres
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: First poems written in Chuvash, later switched to Russian; also published translations into Chuvash
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19 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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spiphany
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spiphany: Argentinian/Chilean/American. Writes in both Spanish and English.
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18 membres
½ 4.3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Japanese-born author who came to Germany as an adult. She continues to write in both German and Japanese
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18 membres
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Turkish, came to Norway as a political refugee as an adult; author of one novel, written in Norwegian
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18 membres
½ 3.5
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Dilara86
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17 membres
½ 4.5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes mostly in French, but also in Turkish and Kurdish
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16 membres
½ 3.5
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spiphany
96
15 membres
3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in Luo and English
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12 membres
½ 4.5
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spiphany
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12 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.7
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spiphany
99
10 membres
5
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spiphany
100
10 membres
3.8
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spiphany