Translingualism

Descrição
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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Dilara86, spiphany, ahef1963, mspixieears
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mspixieears: originally written in French while author was living there
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53,077 membros
1,300 resenhas
4.2
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spiphany, ahef1963
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28,060 membros
386 resenhas
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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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27,889 membros
574 resenhas
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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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23,756 membros
388 resenhas
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7,994 membros
138 resenhas
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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2,277 membros
30 resenhas
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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1,561 membros
33 resenhas
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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931 membros
17 resenhas
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Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Translated from Kikuyu into English by the author
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37 membros
2 resenhas
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Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Indian author who writes in French
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15 membros
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Ethnic Tuvan Mongolian author who writes in German.
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6,957 membros
234 resenhas
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spiphany
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2,930 membros
96 resenhas
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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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2,410 membros
33 resenhas
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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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1,598 membros
28 resenhas
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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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1,586 membros
32 resenhas
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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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1,574 membros
36 resenhas
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spiphany
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1,304 membros
54 resenhas
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spiphany
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1,301 membros
42 resenhas
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spiphany
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spiphany: Written in French, although Beckford generally wrote in English
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1,287 membros
68 resenhas
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spiphany
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1,206 membros
63 resenhas
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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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1,059 membros
11 resenhas
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spiphany
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1,040 membros
65 resenhas
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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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18 resenhas
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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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877 membros
56 resenhas
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spiphany
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750 membros
45 resenhas
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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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725 membros
53 resenhas
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spiphany
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719 membros
21 resenhas
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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 membros
13 resenhas
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spiphany
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674 membros
25 resenhas
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spiphany
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660 membros
22 resenhas
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in Dutch and self-translated/rewrote in English.
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619 membros
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spiphany
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611 membros
47 resenhas
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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 membros
31 resenhas
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spiphany
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579 membros
41 resenhas
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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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548 membros
20 resenhas
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spiphany
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509 membros
21 resenhas
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spiphany
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435 membros
11 resenhas
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spiphany
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400 membros
24 resenhas
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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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371 membros
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spiphany
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357 membros
5 resenhas
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spiphany
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356 membros
26 resenhas
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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 membros
12 resenhas
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spiphany
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316 membros
33 resenhas
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: French author who writes in English
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192 membros
3 resenhas
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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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187 membros
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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 membros
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spiphany
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184 membros
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spiphany
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180 membros
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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 membros
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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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159 membros
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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 membros
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Written in a mixture of French and Spanish.
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156 membros
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spiphany
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149 membros
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spiphany
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137 membros
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spiphany
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132 membros
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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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129 membros
7 resenhas
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes in Slovenian and German
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113 membros
2 resenhas
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spiphany
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110 membros
4 resenhas
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes in Albanian and Italian
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101 membros
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spiphany
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99 membros
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spiphany
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93 membros
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spiphany
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84 membros
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spiphany
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83 membros
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spiphany
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80 membros
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spiphany
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72 membros
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spiphany
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62 membros
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spiphany
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61 membros
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spiphany
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58 membros
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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 membros
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spiphany
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49 membros
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spiphany
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44 membros
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spiphany
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43 membros
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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 membros
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spiphany
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39 membros
2 resenhas
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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 membros
1 resenha
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spiphany
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spiphany: Medieval author who wrote in both Arabic and Catalan
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34 membros
4 resenhas
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Japanese author - writes in French
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32 membros
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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31 membros
2 resenhas
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spiphany
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31 membros
2 resenhas
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spiphany
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29 membros
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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 membros
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spiphany
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21 membros
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spiphany
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21 membros
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spiphany
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21 membros
1 resenha
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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spiphany
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spiphany: Argentinian/Chilean/American. Writes in both Spanish and English.
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20 membros
5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Poet who writes in Belarusian and English
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19 membros
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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 membros
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spiphany
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18 membros
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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 membros
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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 membros
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Dilara86
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17 membros
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes mostly in French, but also in Turkish and Kurdish
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17 membros
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spiphany
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16 membros
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spiphany
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15 membros
3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in Luo and English
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12 membros
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spiphany
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12 membros
1 resenha
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spiphany
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10 membros
5
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spiphany
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10 membros
3.8
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spiphany