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Twentieth-Century Literature (1901 to 2000 CE)
1901
The Broken Nest
Rabindranath Tagore
Bengal
Novella
 
Rudyard Kipling
England
Novel
 
Germany
Novel
 
Three Sisters
Anton Chekhov
Russia
Play
 
Resurrection
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Novel
1902
England
Novella
 
The Monkey's Paw
W.W. Jacobs
England
Story
 
Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling
England
Story collection
including How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the First Letter Was Written, and others
 
The Immoralist
André Gide
France
Novel
 
The Wings of the Dove
Henry James
United States
Novel
1903
The Cherry Orchard
Anton Chekhov
Russia
Play
 
Man and Superman
George Bernard Shaw
Ireland
Play
 
The Riddle of the Sands
Erskine Childers
England
Novel
 
The Ambassadors
Henry James
United States
Novel
 
The Beast in the Jungle
Henry James
United States
Novella
 
The Call of the Wild
Jack London
United States
Novella
1904
Riders to the Sea
John Millington Synge
Ireland
Play
 
Nostromo
Poland
Novel
 
Peter Pan
J.M. Barrie
Scotland
Play
 
The Golden Bowl
Henry James
United States
Novel
 
The Sea Wolfe
Jack London
United States
Novel
 
Cabbages and Kings
O. Henry
United States
Story cycle
1905
England
Story collection
including The Empty House, The Norwood Builder, The Dancing Men, Charles Augustus Milverton, and others
 
Major Barbara
George Bernard Shaw
Ireland
Play
 
Professor Unrat
Heinrich Mann
Germany
Novel
 
Major Barbara
George Bernard Shaw
Ireland
Play
 
Summerfolk
Maxim Gorky
Russia
Play
 
Solitude
Victor Català
Spain
Novel
 
The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
United States
Novel
1906
The Confusions of Young Törless
Robert Musil
England
Austria
 
Spring Awakening
Frank Wedekind
Germany
Play
 
The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
United States
Novel
 
White Fang
Jack London
United States
Novella
1906–1921
England
Novel series
including The Man of Property, In Chancery, To Let, and two interludes
1907
Songs of a Sourdough
Robert Service
Canada
Poetry
 
The Travels of Lao Can
Liu E
China
Novel
 
Algernon Blackwood
England
Story
 
The Playboy of the Western World
John Millington Synge
Ireland
Play
 
Mother
Maxim Gorky
Russia
Novel
1908
Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maude Montgomery
Canada
Novel
 
The Old Wives' Tale
Arnold Bennett
England
Novel
 
A Room With a View
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
 
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
England
Novel
 
Tono-Bungay
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
 
The Inferno
Henri Barbusse
France
Novel
 
The Circular Staircase
Mary Roberts Rinehart
United Sstates
Novel
1909
Martin Eden
Jack London
United States
Novel
 
Penguin Island
Anatole France
France
Novel
 
Strait Is the Gate
André Gide
France
Novel
1910
Howards End
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
 
Jean-Christophe
Romain Rolland
France
Novel
 
Impressions of Africa
Raymond Roussel
France
Novel
1911
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
England
Novel
 
England
Story collection
including The Blue Cross, The Invisible Man, The Hammer of God, and others
 
Casting the Runes
M.R. James
England
Story
 
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories
H.G. Wells
England
Story collection
 
Fantômas
Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre
France
Novel
 
Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton
United States
Novella
1912
Song Offerings
Rabindranath Tagore
Bengal
Poetry
 
The Lost World
England
Novel
 
Germany
Novel
 
The Gods are Athirst
Anatole France
France
Novel
 
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
England
Novel
 
Poetical Works
Robert Bridges
England
Poetry
 
Campos de Castilla
Antonio Machado
Spain
Poetry collection
 
O Pioneers!
Willa Cather
United States
Novel
 
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
United States
Novel
1913
Trent's Last Case
E.C. Bentley
England
Novel
 
Sons and Lovers
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Alcohols
Guillaume Apollinaire
France
Poetry collection
 
Le Grand Meaulnes
Alain-Fournier
France
Novel
 
Petersburg
Andrei Bely
Russia
Novel
 
My Childhood
Maxim Gorky
Russia
Memoir
1913–1927
In Search of Lost Time
Marcel Proust
France
Novel
seven volumes including Swann's Way, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, The Guermantes Way, Time Regained
 
The Prussian Officer and other Stories
D.H. Lawrence
England
Story collection
 
The Three Sisters
May Sinclair
England
Novel
 
Locus Solus
Raymond Roussel
France
Novel
 
Ireland
including The Sisters, Araby, Eveline, Two Gallants, Ivy Day in the Committee Room, The Dead, and others
 
Kokoro
Sōseki Natsume
Japan
Novel
 
Platero and I
Juan Ramón Jiménez
Spain
Poetry
 
North of Boston
Robert Frost
United States
Poetry collection
including Mending Wall, The Death of the Hired Man, After Apple-Picking, and others
 
Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
United States
Novel
1914–1917
Golpoguchchho (Bunch of Stories)
Rabindranath Tagore
Bengal
Story collection
1914–1955
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists
Robert Tressell
Ireland
Story collection
 
The Good Soldier
Ford Maddox Ford
England
Novel
 
The Rainbow
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Of Human Bondage
W. Somerset Maugham
England
Novel
 
The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost
United States
Poem
 
Herland
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
United States
Novel
 
Spoon River Anthology
Edgar Lee Masters
United States
Poetry
1916
The Home and the World
Rabindranath Tagore
Bengal
Novel
 
France
Novel
 
The Underdogs
Mariano Azuela
Mexico
Novel
 
The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
Czech.
Novella
 
Pygmalion
George Bernard Shaw
Ireland
Play
 
Mountain Interval
Robert Frost
United States
Poetry collection
including The Road Not Taken, Birches, Out, Out—, and others
 
Chicago Poems
Carl Sandburg
United States
Poetry
1917
La Jeune Parque
Paul Valéry
France
Poetry
 
The Charwoman's Daughteer
James Stephens
Ireland
Novel
 
Heartless
Yi Gwangsu
Korea
Novel
 
Growth of the Soil
Knut Hamsun
Norway
Novel
 
A Cloud in Trousers
Vladimir Mayakovsky
Russia
Poetry
1918
A Madman's Diary
Lu Hsun
China
Story
 
The Breasts of Tiresias
Guillaume Apollinaire
France
Play
 
Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War 1913-1916
Guillaume Apollinaire
France
Poetry collection
 
Poems
Gerard Manley Hopkins
England
Poetry
 
The Magnificent Ambersons
Booth Tarkington
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
1919
China
Novella
 
In the Penal Colony
Franz Kafka
Czechia
Novel
 
The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
England
Novel
 
Demian
Herman Hesse
Switzerland
Novel
 
Winesburg, Ohio
Sherwood Anderson
United States
Story cycle
1920
Women in Love
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Poems
Wilfred Owen
England
Poetry
 
Bohemian Nights
Ramón del Valle-Inclán
Spain
Play
 
Youth and the Bright Medusa
Willa Cather
United States
Story collection
including Paul's Case, A Wagner Matinee, A Death in the Desert, and others
 
This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald
United States
Novel
 
Main Street
Sinclair Lewis
United States
Novel
 
A Few Figs from Thistles
Edna St. Vincent Millay
United States
Poetry collection
 
The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton
United States
Novel
1920–1922
Kristin Lavransdatter
Sigrid Undset
Norway
Novel series
including The Wreath, The Wife, The Cross
1920–1923
The Good Soldier Schweik
Jaroslav Hasek
Czechia
Novel
1921
Crome Yellow
Aldous Huxley
England
Novel
 
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Luigi Pirandello
Italy
Play
1922
Despair
Gabriela Mistral
Chile
Poetry collection
 
The Worm Ouroboros
E.R. Eddison
England
Novel
 
England
Poem
 
The Kiss of the Leper
Francois Mauriac
France
Novel
 
Siddhartha
Herman Hesse
Switzerland
Novel
 
Henry IV
Luigi Pirandello
Italy
Play
 
Ireland
Novel
 
Rashōmon and Other Stories
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Japan
Story collection
 
New Zealand
Story collection
including At the Bay, The Garden Party, The Daughters of the Late Colonel, Miss Brill, and others
 
The Beautiful and the Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
United States
Novel
 
Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis
United States
Novel
 
The Facade
Edith Sitwell
United States
Novel
 
United States
Story collection
including May Day, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and others
1923
The Devil in Flesh
Raymond Radiguet
France
Novel
 
Saint Joan
George Bernard Shaw
Ireland
Play
 
Duino Elegies
Rainer Maria Rilke
Germany
Poetry
 
The Confessions of Zeno
Italo Svevo
Italy
Novel
 
Chapayev
Dmitry Furmanov
Russia
Novel
 
A Lost Lady
Willa Cather
United States
Novel
 
Tulips and Chimneys
e.e. cummings
United States
Poetry
 
New Hampshire
Robert Frost
United States
Poetry
including Fire and Ice, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and others
 
The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
United States
Prose poetry
 
Harmonium
Wallace Stevens
United States
Poetry
1924
The Vortex
Noel Coward
England
Play
 
A Passage to India
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
 
Juno and the Paycock
Sean O'Casey
Ireland
Play
 
The Magic Mountain
Germany
Novel
 
We
Yevgeny Zamyatin
Russia
Novel
 
So Big
Edna Ferber
United States
Novel
 
Billy Budd, Foretopman
Herman Melville
United States
Novel
1925
Chaka
Thomas Mofolo
Basotho
Novel
 
Residence on Earth and Other Poems
Pablo Neruda
Chile
Poetry
 
The Trial
Franz Kafka
Czechoslovakia
Novel
 
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
England
Novel
 
England
Poetry
 
Parade's End
Ford Maddox Ford
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Heart of a Dog
Mikhail Bulgakov
Russia
Novella
 
The Artamonov Business
Maxim Gorky
Russia
Novel
 
The Iron Flood
Alexander Serafimovich
Russia
Novel
 
The Professor's House
Willa Cather
United States
Novel
 
An American Tragedy
Theodore Dreiser
United States
Novel
 
Manhattan Transfer
John Dos Passos
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
United States
Story collection
including The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife, The Three-Day Blow, The Big Two-Hearted River, and others
 
Arrowsmith
Sinclair Lewis
United States
Novel
1925–1970
The Cantos
Ezra Pound
United States
Poetry

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1926
The Castle
Franz Kafka
Czech.
Novel
 
Under the Sun of Satan
Georges Bernanos
France
Novel
 
Moravagine
Blaise Cendrars
France
Novel
 
The Counterfeiters
André Gide
France
Novel
 
The Plough and the Stars
Sean O'Casey
Ireland
Play
 
Winnie-the-Pooh
A.A. Milne
England
Story collection
 
One, None and One HUndred Thousand
Luigi Pirandello
Italy
Novel
 
United States
Novel
1927
Confusion of Feelings
Stefan Zweig
Austria
Novella
 
Thérése Desqueyroux
Paul Mauriac
France
Novel
 
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
B. Traven
Mexico
Novel
 
Steppenwolf
Herman Hesse
Switzerland
Novel
 
Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis
United States
Novel
 
Men Without Women
United States
Story collection
including Hills Like White Elephants, The Killers, Ten Indians, and others
 
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
United States
Novella
1928
Strange Fugitive
Canada
Novel
 
A Flower in a Sinful Sea
Jin Tianhe, Zeng Pu
China
Novel
 
The Machine Stops
E.M. Forster
England
Novella
 
The Well of Loneliness
Radclyffe Hall
England
Novel
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Ashenden: Or the British Agent
W. Somerset Maugham
England
Storty collection
 
Decline and Fall
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
Orlando
England
Play
 
Nadja
André Breton
France
Novel
 
The Three-Penny Opera
Bertolt Brecht
Germany
Play
 
The Tower
W.B. Yeats
Ireland
Poetry
 
And Quiet Flows the Don
Mikhail Sholokov
Russia
Novel
 
Gypsy Ballads
Federico Garcia Lorca
Spain
Poetry
 
Quicksand
Nella Larsen
United States
Novel
 
Machinal
Sophie Treadwell
United States
Play
1929
Good-Bye to All that
Robert Graves
England
Memoir
 
A High Wind in Jamaica
Richard Hughes
England
Novel
 
Children of the Game
Jean Cocteau
France
Novel
 
Retreat Without Song
Shahan Shanoor
France
Novel
 
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Alfred Döblin
Germany
Novel
 
The Time of Indifference
Alberto Moravia
Italy
Novel
 
The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
United States
Novel
 
Red Harvest
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Passing
Nella Larsen
United States
Novella
 
Look Homeward, Angel
Thomas Wolfe
United States
Novel
1930
Private Lives
Noel Coward
England
Play
 
Strong Poison
Dorothy L. Sayers
England
Novel
 
Story of the Eye
Georges Bataille
France
Novella
 
As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner
United States
Novel
 
William Faulkner
United States
Story
 
United States
Novel
 
The Bridge
Hart Crane
United States
Poetry
1930–1936
U.S.A.
John Dos Passos
United States
Novel series
including The 42nd Parallel, 1919, The Big Money
1930–1943
The Man Without Qualities
Robert Musil
Austria
Novel
1931
The Family
Pa Chin
China
Novel
 
The Waves
England
Novel
 
Night Flight
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
France
Novel
 
Three Generations
Yeom Sang-seop
Korea
Novel
 
Odessa Stories
Isaac Babel
Russia
Story collection
 
Pearl S. Buck
United States
Novel
 
The Glass Key
United States
Novel
 
Shadow Over Innsmouth
H.P. Lovecraft
United States
Novella
 
At the Mountains of Madness
H.P. Lovecraft
United States
Novel
 
Morning Becomes Electra
Eugene O'Neill
United States
Play
1932
Radetzky March
Joseph Roth
Austria
Novel
 
The Crime of Inspector Maigret
Georges Simenon
Belgium
Novel
 
Cold Comfort Farm
Stella Gibbons
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Journey to the End of the Night
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
France
Novel
 
Viper's Tangle
Francois Mauriac
France
Novel
 
Larva: Midsummer Night's Babel
Julián Ríos
Spain
Novel
 
Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell
United States
Novel
 
Light in August
William Faulkner
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Guys and Dolls
Damon Runyon
United States
Story collection
1932–1935
Studs Lonigan
James T. Farrell
United States
Novel series
including Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, Judgment Day
1933
Beloved
Toni Morrison
United States
Novel
 
Murder Must Advertise
Dorothy L. Sayers
England
Poetry
 
Man's Fate
André Malraux
France
Novel
 
In the Heart of the Seas
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Israel
Play
 
Blood Wedding
Federico Garcia Lorca
Spain
Play
 
Winner Take Nothing
Ernest Hemingway
United States
Story collection
including A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; A Natural History of the Dead; The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio; and others
 
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Gertrude Stein
United States
Novel
 
Miss Lonelyhearts
Nathanael West
United States
Novella
1934
Such Is My Beloved
Canada
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Rogue Male
Geoffrey Household
England
Novel
 
The Nine Tailors
Dorothy L. Sayers
England
Novel
 
A Handful of Dust
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
The Bells of Basel
Louis Aragon
France
Novel
 
How the Steel Was Tempered
Nikolai Ostrovsky
Ukraine
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
The Children's Hour
Lillian Hellman
United States
Play
 
United States
Novel
 
Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller
United States
Novel
 
A Martian Odyssey
Stanley G. Weinbaum
United States
Story
1934–1935
Independent People
Halldór Laxness
Iceland
Novel
1935
Auto-da-Fé
Elias Canetti
Austria
Novel
 
China
Story collection
 
Dorothy L. Sayers
England
Novel
 
Untouchable
Mulk Raj Anand
India
Novel
 
Selected Poems
Marianne Moore
United States
Poetry collection
 
United States
Story collection
 
Call It Sleep
Henry Roth
United States
Novel
 
Awake and Sing!
Clifford Odets
United States
Play
1936
Rickshaw Boy
Lao She
China
Novel
 
The War With the Newts
Karel Čapek
Czechia
Novel
 
Jamaica Inn
Daphne Du Maurier
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
England
Novel
 
Invitation to a Beheading
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
Nightwood
Djuna Barnes
United States
Novel
 
Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner
United States
Novel
 
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
United States
Novel
1937
Out of Africa
Isak Dinesen
Denmark
Memoir
 
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
England
Novel
 
The Blind Owl
Ssadegh Hedayat
Italy
Novel
 
To Have and Have Not
United States
Novel
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novella
1937–1967
Horatio Hornblower
C.S. Forester
England
Novel series
1938
Harvesting
Gabriela Mistral
Chile
Poetry collection
 
Cause for Alarm
Eric Ambler
England
Novel
 
Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier
England
Novel
 
Brighton Rock
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Winifred Watson
England
Novel
 
Scoop
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
The Sword in the Stone
T.H. White
England
Novel
 
The Code of the Woosters
P.G. Wodehouse
England
Novel
 
The Years
England
Novel
 
Nausea
Jean-Paul Sartre
France
Novel
 
The Death of the Heart
Elizabeth Bowen
Ireland
Novel
 
Human Poems
Cesar Vallejo
Peru
Poetry
 
The Gift
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
Alamuit
Vladimir Bartol
Slovenia
Novel
 
Who Goes there?
John W. Campbell
United States
Novella
 
Anthem
Ayn Rand
United States
Novella
 
The Book of the Dead
Muriel Rukeyser
United States
Poem cycle
 
Thornton Wilder
United States
Play
1939
The Mask of Dimitrios
Eric Ambler
England
Novel
 
Goodbye to Berlin
Christopher Isherwood
England
Novel
 
Mother Courage and Her Children
Bertolt Brecht
Germany
Play
 
Ireland
Novel
 
At Swim-Two-Birds
Flann O'Brien
Ireland
Novel
 
Nathanael West
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Lillian Hellman
United States
Play
 
Arsenic and Old Lace
Joseph Kesselring
United States
Play
 
Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Katherine Anne Porter
United States
Story collection
1940
The Invention of Morel
Adolfo Bioy Casares
Argentina
Novel
 
The Man Who Loved Children
Christina Stead
Australia
Novel
 
The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
Another Time
W.H. Auden
England
Poetry
 
The Tartar Steppe
Dino Buzzati
Italy
Novel
 
The Don Flows Home to the Sea
Mikhail Sholokov
Russia
Novel
 
Poet in New York
Federico García Lorca
Spain
Poetry collection
 
Farewell, My Lovely
United States
Novel
 
The Roads Must Roll
Robert A. Heinlein
United States
Story
 
United States
Novel
 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers
United States
Novel
 
Native Son
Richard Wright
United States
Novel
1940–1942
Four Quartets
T.S. Eliot
England
Poem
1941
Chess Story
Stefan Zweig
Austria
Novella
 
Blithe Spirit
Noel Coward
England
Play
 
The Silence of the Sea
Vercors
France
Novel
 
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Bertolt Brecht
Germany
Play
 
United States
Novel
 
Universe
United States
Novella
 
The Wife of Martin Guerre
Janet Lewisa
United States
Novella
 
A Curtain of Green
Eudora Welty
United States
Story collection
1941–1956
Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges
Argentina
Story collection
1942
The Outsider
Albert Camus
Algeria
Novella
 
Nerves
Lester Del Rey
United States
Novella
 
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Joyce Cariol Oates
United States
Story
 
The Life of Galileo
Bertolt frecht
Germany
Play
 
The Crooked Line
Ismat Chugtai
India
Novel
 
Double Indemnity
United States
Novella
 
The Lady in the Lake
United States
Novel
 
Mythology
Edith Hamilton
United States
Story collection
 
The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
United States
Novel
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith
United States
Novel
1944
The Horse's Mouth
Joyce Cary
England
Novel
 
The Razor's Edge
W. Someret Maugham
England
Novel
 
Antigone
Jean Anouilh
France
Play
 
Aurélien
Louis Aragon
France
Novel
 
Arcanum 17
Andre Breton
France
Poem
 
Our Lady of the Flowers
Jean Genet
France
Novel
 
No Exit
Jean-Paul Sartre
France
Play
 
Transit
Anna Seghers
Germany
Novel
 
The Makioka Sisters
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Japan
Novel
1944–1946
Trilogy
Hilda Doolittle
United States
Poetry collection
1945
Two Solitudes
Hugh MacLennan
Canada
Novel
 
The Tin Flute
Gabrielle Roy
Canada
Novel
 
Loving
Henry Green
England
Novel
 
England
Novella
 
The Pursuit of Love
Nancy Mitford
England
Novel
 
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
The Madwoman of Chaillot
Jean Giraudoux
France
Play
 
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Bertolt Brecht
Germany
Play
 
The Glass Bead Game
Herman Hesse
Switzerland
Novel
 
Continental Op, The
United States
Story collection
 
Cannery Row
John Steinbeck
United States
Novel
 
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams
United States
Play
 
Black Boy
Richard Wright
United States
Memoir
1945–1948
Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Sweden
Novella series
including Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, Pippi in the South Seas
1945–1949
The Roads to Freedom
Jean-Paul Sartre
France
Novel series
including The Age of Reason, The Reprieve, Iron in the Soul
1946
The Moving Toyshop
Edmund Crispin
England
Novel
 
Paroles
Jacques Prévert
France
Poetry collection
 
Zorba the Greek
Nikos Kazantzakis
Greece
Novel
 
Mr. President
Miguel Angel Asturias
Guatemala
Novel
1946
Adventures in Time and Space
ed. Rymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas
United States
Story collection
 
Hiroshima
John Hersey
United States
Nonfiction novel
 
The Marching Morons
C.M. Kornbluth
United States
Novella
 
Vintage Season
C.L. Moore, Henry Kuttner
(as Lawrence O'Donnell)
United States
Novella
 
Lord Weary's Castle
Robert Lowell
United States
Poetry
 
The Iceman Cometh
Eugene O'Neill
United States
Play
 
All the King's Men
Robert Penn Warren
United States
Novel
 
Slan
A.E. Van Vogt
United States
Novel
 
Bridge on the Drina
Ivo Andric
Yugoslavia
Novel
1946–1958
Paterson
William Carlos Williams
United States
Epic poem
1946–1959
Gormenghast
Mervyn Peake
England
Novel series
including Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone
1947
The Plague
Albert Camus
Algeria
Novella
 
Who Has Seen the Wind?
W.O. Mitchell
Canada
Novel
 
Midaq Alley
Naguib Mahfouz
Egypt
Novel
 
The Age of Anxiety
W.H. Auden
England
Poetry
 
Eustace and Hilda
L.P. Hartley
England
Novel
 
Under the Volcano
Malcolm Lowry
England
Novel
 
A Case to Answer
Edgar Lustgarten
England
Novel
 
The Maids
Jean Genet
France
Play
 
Exercises in Style
Raymond Queneau
France
Story cycle
 
Froth on the Daydream
Boris Vian
France
Play
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
Germany
Memoir
 
Doctor Faustus
Anne Frank
Germany
Novel
 
The Path to the Spiders' Nest
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novel
 
If This Is a Man
Primo Levy
Italy
Memoir
 
I, the Jury
Mickey Spillane
United States
Novella
 
The Pearl
United States
Novella
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams
United States
Play
 
With Folded Hands...
Jack Williamson
United States
Novella
1948
The Tunnel
Ernesto Sabato
Argentina
Novel
 
All About H. Hatterr
G.V. Desani
England
Novel
 
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith
England
Novel 
 
Ring Round the Moon
Jean Anouilh
France
Play
 
Death Sentence
Maurice Blanchot
France
Novel
 
Snow Country
Yasunari Kawabata
Japan
Novel
 
The Franchise Affair
Josephine Tey
Scotland
Novel
 
Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton
South Africa
Novel
 
Journey to Alcarria
Camilo José Cela
Spain
Travelogue
 
United States
Novel
1949
The Kingdom of This World
Alejo Carpentier
Cuba
Novel
 
The Third Man
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
France
Novel
 
Men of Maize
Miguel Angel Asturias
Guatemala
Novel
 
Confessions of a Mask
Yukio Mishima
Japan
Novel
 
The Man With the Golden Arm
Nelson Algren
United States
Novel
 
The Sheltering Sky
Paul Bowles
United States
Novel
 
The Anniad
Gwendolyn Brooks
United States
Play
 
The Lottery and Other Stories
Shirley Jackson
United States
Story collection
 
Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller
United States
Play
 
Shane
Jack Schaefer
United States
Novel
 
A Martian Odyssey and Others
Stanley Weinbaum
United States
Novel
1950
Canada
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Abbot C
Georges Bataille
France
Novella
 
The Bald Soprano
Eugène Ionesco
France
Play
 
The Moon and Bonfires
Cesare Pavese
Italy
Novel
 
The Hive
Camilo José Cela
Spain
Novel
 
Barabbas
Pär Lagerkvist
Sweden
Novel
 
The Martian Chronicles
United States
Story collection
 
United States
Story collection
 
Strangers on a Train
Paricia Highsmith
United States
Novel
 
Come Back, Little Sheba
William Inge
United States
Play

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1950–1956
C.S. Lewis
England
Novel series
including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; and others
1951
Memoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar
Belgium
Novel
 
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
The Opposing Shore
Julien Gracq
France
Novel
 
Smallbone Deceased
Michael Gilbert
England
Novel
 
The End of the Affair
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
The Complete Short Stories
W. Somerset Maugham
England
Story collection
 
Forbidden Colors
Yukio Mishima
Japan
Novel
 
The Daughter of Time
Josephine Tey
Scotland
Novel
 
The Illustrated Man
United States
Story collection
 
Spartacus
Howard Fast
United States
Novel
 
Montage of a Dream Deferred
Langston Hughes
United States
Poetry
 
From Here to Eternity
James Jones
United States
Novel
 
The Ballad of the Sad Café
Carson McCullers
United States
Novella
 
United States
Novel
 
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Dylan Thomas
Wales
Poems
1951–1953
The Trilogy
Samuel Beckett
Ireland
Novel series
including Molly, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
 
United States
Novel series
including Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation
1951–1975
A Dance to the Music of Time
Anthony Powell
England
Novel series
1952
The Tiger in the Smoke
Margery Allingham
England
Novel
 
The Deep Blue Sea
Terence Rattigan
England
Play
 
The Chairs
Eugene Ionesco
France
Play
 
Waiting for Godot
Samuel Beckett
Ireland
Play
 
Thousand Cranes
Yasunari Kawabata
Japan
Novel
 
The Palm-Wine Drunkard
Amos Tutola
Nigeria
Novel
 
The Martian Way
United States
Novella
 
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novella
 
Wise Blood
Flannery O'Connor
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Baby Is Three
Thodore Sturgeon
United States
Novella
 
Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut
United States
Novel
 
Last Seen Wearing...
Hilary Waugh
United States
Novel
 
Charlotte's Web
E.B. White
United States
Novel
 
A Child's Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
Wales
Story
1953
The Lost Steps
Alejo Carpentier
Cuba
Novel
 
Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
The Nine Billion Names of God
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Story
 
Casino Royale
Ian Fleming
England
Novel
 
The Go-Between
L.P. Hartley
England
Novel
 
The Hothouse
Wolfgang Koeppen
Germany
Novel
 
The Dark Child
Camara Laye
Guinea
Novel
 
The Burning Plain and Other Stories
Juan Rulfo
Mexico
Story collection
 
The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Nine Stories
J.D. Salinger
United States
Story collection
including A Perfect Day for Bananafish, For Esmé—With Love and Squalor, and others
 
More Than Human
Theodore Sturgeon
United States
Novel
1954
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
England
Novel
 
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
England
Novel
 
Under the Net
Iris Murdoch
England
Novel
 
The Mandarins
Simone de Beauvoir
France
Novel
 
The Story of O
Pauline Reage
France
Novel
 
Hello Sadness
Francoise Sagan
France
Novel
 
Death in Rome
Wolfgang Koeppen
Germany
Novel
 
Nectar in a Sieve
Kamala Markandaya
India
Novel
 
Contempt
Alberto Moravia
Italy
Novel
 
The Sound of the Mountain
Yasunari Kawabata
Japan
Novel
 
The Sound of Waves
Yukio Mishima
Japan
Novel
 
I'm Not Stiller
Max Frisch
Switzerland
Novel
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain
James Baldwin
United States
Novel
 
Richard Matheson
United States
Novella
 
The Wicked Pavilion
Dwn Powell
United States
Novel
 
Under Milk Wood
Dylan Thomas
Wales
Play
1954–1955
Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
England
Novel
1955
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
The Less Deceived
Philip Larkin
England
Poetry
 
The Chrysalids
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
The Last Tempation of Cjrist
Nikos Kazantzákis
Greece
Novel
 
Waiting for the Mahatma
R.K. Narayan
India
Novel
 
Pedro Paramo
Juan Rulfo
Mexico
Novel
 
Collected Stories
Isaac Babel
Russia
Story collection
 
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
The Complete Poems
Emily Dickinson
United States
Poetry
 
The Recognitions
William Gaddis
United States
Novel
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Patricia Highsmith
United States
Novel
 
Beast in View
Margaret Millar
United States
Novel
 
A View From the Bridge
Arthur Miller
United States
Play
 
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Flannery O'Connor
United States
Story collection
1956
The Fall
Albert Camus
Algeria
Novella
 
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
João Guimarães Rosa
Brazil
Novel
 
Look Back in Anger
John Osburn
England
Play
 
Passing Time
Michel Butor
France
Novel
 
The Roots of Heaven
Romain Gary
France
Novel
 
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Yukio Mishima
Japan
Novel
 
The Visit
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Switzerland
Play
 
Giovanni's Room
James Baldwin
United States
Novel
 
Seize the Day
Saul Bellow
United States
Novella
 
United States
Novel
 
Howl
Allen Ginsberg
United States
Poem
 
Double Star
Robert A. Heinlein
United States
Novel
 
Long Day's Journey into Night
Eugene O'Neill
United States
Play
 
Things of This World
Richard Wilbur
United States
Poetry
 
Night
Elie Wiesel
United States
Memoir
 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams
United States
Play
1956–1957
The Cairo Trilogy
Naguib Mahfouz
Egypt
Novel series
1957
Voss
Patrick White
Australia
Novel
 
Room at the Top
John Braine
England
Novel
 
From Russia With Love
Ian Fleming
England
Novel
 
The Entertainer
John Osborne
England
Playl
 
The Birthday Party
Harold Pinter
England
Play
 
England
Novel
 
The Blue of Noon
Georges Bataille
France
Novel
 
Second Thoughts
Michel Butor
France
Novel
 
Jealousy
Alain Robbe-Grillet
France
Novel
 
The Glass Bees
Ernst Jünger
Germany
Novel
 
Endgame
Samuel Beckett
Ireland
Play
 
Sunstone
Octavio Paz
Mexico
Poetry
 
Pnin
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak
Russia
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
The Wapshot Chronicle
John Cheever
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
United States
Novel
1957–1960
The Alexandria Quartet
Laurence Durrell
England
Novel series
1958
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Jorge Amado
Brazil
Novel
 
The Caretaker
Harold Pinter
England
Play
 
The Once and Future King
T.H. White
England
Novel
 
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
England
Novel
 
The Guide
R.K. Narayan
India
Novel
 
Krapp's Last Tape
Samuel Beckett
Ireland
Play
 
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
Kenzaburō Ōe
Japan
Novel
 
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
Nigeria
Novel
 
The Leopard
Giusseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Italy
Novel
 
Where the Air Is Clear
Carlos Fuentes
Mexico
Novel
 
Jamila
Chingiz Aitmatov
Russia
Novel
 
Zoo Story
Edward Albee
United States
Play
 
A Case of Conscience
James Blish
United States
Novel
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Truman Capote
United States
Novella
 
A Coney Island of the Mind
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
United States
Poetry
 
The Dharma Bums
Jack Kerouac
United States
Novel
 
The Big Time
Fritz Leiber
United States
Novel
 
Anatomy of a Murder
Robert Lovesey
United States
Novel
 
The Magic Barrel
Bernard Malamud
United States
Story collection
 
Clifford D. Simak
United States
Novella
1959
Canada
Story collection
including All the Years of Her Life, A Sick Call, Now That April's Here, Ancient Lineage, Two Fishermen, and others
 
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Mordecai Richler
Canada
Novel
 
Double Hook
Sheila Watson
Canada
Novel
 
Cider With Rosie
Laurie Lee
England
Novel
 
The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
England
Novel
 
Zazie in the Metro
Raymond Queneau
France
Novel
 
Billiards at Half Past Nine
Heinrich Böll
Germany
Novel
 
The Tin Drum
Günter Grass
Germany
Novel
 
Sacrificial Egg
Chinua Achebe
Nigeria
Novel
 
Henderson the Rain King
Saul Bellow
United States
Novel
 
Naked Lunch
William S. Burroughs
United States
Novel
 
The Manchurian Candidate
Richard Condon
United States
Novel
 
A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry
United States
Play
 
Starship Troopers
United States
Novel
 
Life Studies
Robert Lowell
United States
Poetry
 
United States
Novel
 
Goodbye, Columbus
United States
Novella
 
The Sirens of Titan
Kurt Vonnegut
United States
Novel
1960
A Man for All Seasons
Robert Bolt
England
Play
 
Halftime
Martin Walser
Germany
Novel
 
God's Bits of Wood
Ousmane Sembene
Senegal
Novel
 
The Sot-Weed Factor
John Barth
United States
Novel
 
United States
Story collection
 
The Woman at the Washington Zoo
Randal Jarrell
United States
Poetry
 
United States
Novel
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller
United States
Novel
 
Rabbit, Run
John Updike
United States
Novel
1961
On Heroes and Tombs
Ernesto Sabato
Argentina
Novel
 
No One Writes to the Colonel
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novel
 
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark
England
Novel
 
Cat and Mouse
Günter Grass
Germany
Novella
 
Solaris
Stanislaw Lem
Poland
Novel
 
Memoirs of a Peasant Boy
Xosé Neira Vilas
Spain
Novel
 
A House for Mr Biswas
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
Kaddish and Other Poems
Allen Ginsbergs
United States
Poetry collection
 
Joseph Heller
United States
Novel
 
The Moviegoer
Walker Percy
United States
Novel
 
Franny and Zooey
J.D. Salinger
United States
Novel
 
Revolutionary Road
Richard Yates
United States
Novel
1962
Hothouse
Brian Aldiss
England
Novel
 
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
England
Novel
 
The IPCRESS File
Len Deighton
England
Novel
 
The Third Wedding
Costas Taktsis
Greece
Novel
 
Girl With Green Eyes
Edna O'Brien
Ireland
Novel
 
The Death of Artemio Cruz
Carlos Fuentes
Mexico
Novel
 
The Green House
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novella
 
Time of Silence
Luis Martín-Santos
Spain
Novel
 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee
United States
Play
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes
United States
Novel
 
The Reivers
William Faulkner
United States
Novel
 
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Shirley Jackson
United States
Novel
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
United States
Novel
 
A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
United States
Novel
 
The Changing Light at Sandover
James Merrill
United States
Poem
 
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
United States
Novel
 
Ballad of Lost C'Mell
Cordwainer Smith
United States
Novella
 
Travels With Charley
United States
Travelogue
1962–1983
Labyrinths
Jorge Luis Borges
Argentina
Stories and essays
1963
The General of the Dead Army
Ismail Kadare
Albania
Novel
 
Hopscotch
Julio Cortazar
Argentina
Novel
 
The Garden Party
Vaclav Havel
Czechia
Play
 
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carré
England
Novel
 
The Water of the Hills
Marcel Pagnol
France
Novel series
including Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources
 
The Clown
Heinrich Böll
Germany
Novel
 
Dog Years
Günter Grass
Germany
Novel
 
Selected Poems
Octavio Paz
Mexico
Poetry collection
 
Best Stories of Manto
Saadat Hasan Manto
Pakistan
Story collection
 
The Time of the Hero
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
Requiem
Anna Akhmatova
Russia
Poetry collection
 
The Crucible
Arthur Miller
United States
Play
 
V.
Thomas Pynchon
United States
Novel
 
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
J.D. Salinger
United States
Novella
 
Seymour: An Introduction
J.D. Salinger
United States
Novella
 
Short Friday and Other Stories
Isaac Bashevis Singer
United States
Story collection
 
Cat's Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut
United States
Novel
 
The Graduate
Charles Webb
United States
Novella
1964
Canada
Novella
 
The Ravishing of Lol Stein
Marguerite Duras
France
Novel
 
Arrow of God
Chinua Achebe
Nigeria
Novel
 
Herzog
Saul Bellow
United States
Novel
 
Sometimes a Great Notion
Ken Kesey
United States
Novel
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Wales
Novel
1965
The Homecoming
Harold Pinter
England
Play
 
The Vice-Consul
Maguerite Duras
France
Novel
 
Things
Georges Perec
France
Novel
 
The River Between
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Kenya
Novel
 
Frank Herbert
United States
Novel
 
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Flannery O'Connor
United States
Story collection
 
Ariel
Syvia Plath
United States
Poetry collection
 
Fences
August Wilson
United States
Play
1965–1971
Sea of Fertility, The
Yukio Mishima
Japan
Novel series
including Spring Snow, Runaway Horses, The Temple of Dawn, The Decay of the Angel
1966
Canada
Novel
 
A Jest of God
Canada
Novel
 
St. Urbain's Horseman
Mordecai Richler
Canada
Novel
 
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
The Magus
John Fowles
England
Novel
 
Black Sheep
Georgette Heyer
England
Novel
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys
England
Novel
 
Silence
Shūsaku Endō
Japan
Novel
 
Marks of Identity
Juan Goytisolo
Spain
Novel
 
Season of Migration to the North
Tayeb Salih
Sudan
Novel
 
Giles Goat-Boy
John Barth
United States
Novel
 
In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
United States
Novel
 
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
United States
Novel
 
The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon
United States
Novel
 
Live or Die
Anne Sexton
United States
Poetry
1966–1969
Song of Lawino
Okot p'Bitek
Uganda
Epic poem
1967
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novel
 
Three Trapped Tigers
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Cuba
Novel
 
Children of Gebelawi
Naguib Mahfouz
Egypt
Novel
 
Miramar
Naguib Mahfouz
Egypt
Novel
 
Day of the Dolphin
Robert Merle
France
Novel
 
Z
Vassillis Vassilikos
Greece
Novel
 
The Third Policeman
Flann O'Brien
Ireland
Novel
 
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov
Russia
Novel
 
The Case of Comrade Tulayev
Victor Serge
Russia
Novel
 
Mimic Men
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
Babel-17
Samuel R. Delaney
United States
Novel
 
Camp Concentration
Thomas Disch
United States
Novel
 
The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton
United States
Novel
 
The Chosen
Chaim Potok
United States
Novel
 
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tom Stoppard
England
Play
 
The Confessions of Nat Turner
William Styron
United States
Novel
 
Dangerous Visions
Various, ed. Harlan Ellison
United States
Story collection
 
Lord of Light
Roger Zelazney
United States
Novel
1968
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth
Manuel Puig
Argentina
Novel
 
2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
The German Lesson
Siegfried Lenz
Germany
Novel
 
The Search for Christa T.
Christa Wolf
Germany
Novel
 
To Each His Own
Leonardo Sciascia
Italy
Novel
 
Cancer Ward
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novel
 
The First Circle
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novel
 
The Laughing Policeman
Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
Sweden
Novel
 
Belle du Seigneur
Albert Cohen
Switzerland
Novel
 
The Last Unicorn
Peter S. Beagle
United States
Novel
 
In Watermelon Sugar
Richard Brautigan
United States
Novel
 
Stand on Zanzibar
John Brunner
United States
Novel
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
United States
Novella
 
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
William H. Gass
United States
Story collection
 
The Lion in Winter
James Goldman
United States
Play
 
United States
Novel
 
Dragonflight
Anne McCaffrey
United States
Novel
 
The Séance and Other Stories
Isaac Bashevis Singer
United States
Story collection
 
Couples
John Updike
United States
Novel
 
Myra Breckinridge
Gore Vidal
United States
Novel
 
Welcome to the Monkey House
Kurt Vonnegut
United States
Story collection
including Harrison Bergeron, Welcome to the Monkey House, D.P. , The Euphio Question, and others
 
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
United States
Journalism
1968–1977
The Cornelius Quartet
Michael Moorcock
England
Novel series
1968–2001
United States
Novel series
including A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, The other Wind, and others
1969
Little Painted Mouths
Manuel Puig
Argentina
Novel
 
Selected Poetry
Irving Layton
Canada
Poetry
 
John Fowles
England
Novel
 
Master and Commander
Patick O'Brian
England
Novel
 
What the Butler Saw
Joe Orton
England
Play
 
A Void
Georges Perec
France
Novel
 
Jacob the Liar
Jurek Becker
Germany
Novel
 
The Castle of Crossed Destinies
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novel
 
Here's to You, Jesusa
Elena Poniatowska
Mexico
Nonfiction novel
 
Ada or Ardor
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
Ubik
United States
Novel
 
Blind Man with a Pistol
Chester Himes
United States
Novel
 
them
Joyce Carol Oates
United States
Novel
 
The Godfather
Mario Puzo
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
United States
Novel
1970
Fifth Business
Robertson Davies
Canada
Novel
 
Kamouraska
Anne Hébert
Canada
Novel
 
Troubles
J.G. Farrell
England
Novel
 
Fool's Gold
Maro Douka
Greece
Novel
 
Twenty-One Stories
S.Y. Agnon
Israel
Story collection
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
United States
Memoir
 
Jonathan Livingston Seagul?
Richard Bach
United States
Novella
 
Deliverance
James Dickey
United States
Novel
 
PLay It as It Lays
Joan Didion
United States
Novel
 
Larry Niven
United States
Novel
1970–1983
Anniversaries
Uwe Johnson
Germany
Novel series
1971
Lives of Girls and Women
Alice Munro
Canada
Story collection
 
The Day of the Jackal
Frederick Forsyth
England
Novel
 
Crow
Ted Hughes
England
Poetry
 
The Egyptian
Mika Waltari
Finland
Novel
 
Group Portrait with a Lady
Heinrich Böll
Germany
Novel
 
The Complete Stories
Franz Kafka
Germany
Story collection
 
August 1914
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novel
 
The Poetry of Luis Cernuda
Luis Cernuda
Spain
POetry collection
 
In a Free State
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
The Book of Daniel
E.L. Doctorow
United States
Novel
 
Collected Poems
Frank O'Hara
United States
Poetry collection
 
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
United States
Novel
 
Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner
United States
Novel
 
Rabbit Redux
John Updike
United States
Novel
1971–1983
United States
Novel series
including To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Fabulous Riverboat, The Dark Design, and others
1972
Surfacing
Margaret Atwood
Canada
Novel
 
Watership Down
Richard Adams
England
Novel
 
G.
John Berger
England
Novel
 
Rendezvous With Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot
England
Story collection
 
The Summer Book
Tove Jansson
Finland
Novel
 
Invisible Cities
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novel
 
The Twilight Years
Sawako Ariyuoshi
Japan
Novel
 
Bless Me, Ultima
Rudolpho Anaya
United States
Novel
 
The Gods Themselves
Isaac Asimov
United States
Novel
 
Chimera
John Barth
United States
Novella cycle
including Dunyazadiad, Perseid, Bellerophoniad
 
The Sunlight Dialogues
John Gardner
United States
Novel
 
The Palm at the End of the Mind
Wallace Stevens
United States
Poetry collection
 
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson
United States
Novel
 
Again, Dangerous Visions
Various, ed. Harlan Ellison
United States
Story collection
 
The Optimist's Daughter
Eudora Welty
United States
Novel
1973
A Question of Power
Bessie Head
Botswana
Novel
 
Crash
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
The Siege of Krishnapur
J.G. Farrell
England
Novel
 
Equus
Peter Shaffer
England
Play
 
Moscow to the End of the Line
Venedikt Yerofeyev
Russia
Novel
 
Searches and Seizures
Stanley Elkin
United States
Novella collection
 
Dance Hall of the Dead
Tony Hillerman
United States
Novel
 
Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
United States
Novel
 
Diving Into the Wreck
Adrienne Rich
United States
Poetry collection
 
Burr
Gore Vidal
United States
Novel
 
The Breakfast of Champions
Kurt Vonnegut
United States
Novel
1974
Canada
Novel
 
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
John Le Carré
England
Novel
 
The Black Prince
Iris Murdoch
England
Novel
 
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
Heinrich Böll
Germany
Novel
 
History
Elas Morante
Italy
Novel
 
Dusklands
J.M. Coetzee
South Africa
Novel
 
The Conservationist
Nadine Gordimer
South Africa
Novel
 
The Forever War
Joe Haldeman
United States
Novel
 
The Dispossessed
United States
Novel
 
Fletch
Gregory Mcdonald
United States
Story collection
 
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
Grace Paley
United States
Story collection
 
Turtle Island
Gary Snyder
United States
Poetry collection
 
Dog Soldiers
Robert Stone
United States
Novel
1975
Correction
Thomas Bernhard
Austria
Memoir
 
The Autumn of the Patriarch
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novel
 
Heat and Dust
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
England
Novel
 
W, or the Memory of Childhood
Georges Perec
France
Novel
 
The Periodic Table
Primo Levi
Italy
Memoir
 
Death and the King's Horseman
Wole Soyinka
Nigeria
Play
 
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
John Ashbery
United States
Poetry collection
 
Humboldt's Gift
Saul Bellow
United States
Novel
 
Ragtime
E.L. Doctorow
United States
Novel
 
The Wind's Twelve Quarters
Ursula Le Guin
United States
Story collection
 
So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
United States
Novel
 
The Dreadful Lemon Sky
John D. MacDonald
United States
Novel

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1976
Bear
Marian Engel
Canada
Novel
 
Coming Through Slaughter
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
Hérémakhonon
Maryse Conde
France
Novel
 
Patterns of Childhood
Christa Wolf
Germany
Novel
 
Almost Transparent Blue
Murakami Ryu
Japan
Novel
 
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Raymond Carver
United States
Story collection
 
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Alex Haley
United States
Novel
 
Dhalgren
Samuel Delaney
United States
Novel
 
A River Runs Through It
Norman Maclean
United States
Novella
 
Interview With the Vampire
Ann Rice
United States
Novel
1976–1979
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Manuel Puig
Argentina
Novel
1976–1982
The Plantagenet Saga
Jean Plaidy
England
Novel series
1977
The Monkey Grip
Helen Garner
Australia
Novel
 
The Hour of the Star
Clarice Lispector
Brazil
Novel
 
The Wars
Timothy Findley
Canada
Novel
 
The Beggar Maid
Alice Munro
Canada
Story cycle
 
Stardance
Spider and Jeanne Robinson
Canada
Novel
 
Aunt Julia and the Script-Writer
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
Woman at Point Zero
Nawal El Saadawi
Egypt
Novel
 
A Part of Speech
Joseph Brodsky
Russia
Poetry
 
In the Heart of the Country
J.M. Coetzee
South Africa
Novel
 
Lord Foul's Bane
Stephen R. Donaldson
United States
Novel
 
Fefu and Her Friends
María Irene Fornés
United States
Play
 
Dispatches
Michael Herr
United States
Memoir
 
The Shining
Stephen King
United States
Novel
 
Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison
United States
Novel
 
Delta of Venus
Anaïs Nin
United States
Story collection
 
Gateway
Frederick Pohl
United States
Novel
 
The Elephant Man
Bernard Pomerance
United States
Play
1978
The Bookshop
Penelope Fitzgerald
England
Novella
 
Eye of the Needle
Ken Follett
England
Novel
 
The Cement Garden
Ian McEwan
England
Novel
 
Rumpole of the Bailey
John Mortimer
England
Story collection
 
The Sea, the Sea
Iris Murdoch
England
Novel
 
Life a User's Manual
Georges Perecs
France
Novel
 
The Back Room
Carmen Martin Gaite
Spain
Novel
 
The Stories of John Cheever
John Cheever
United States
Story collection
 
United States
Novel
 
The Stand
Stephen King
United States
Novel
 
Dreamsnake
Vonda M. McIntyre
United States
Novel
 
Buried Child
Sam Shepard
United States
Play
 
The Persistence of Vision
John Varley
United States
Novella
1978–2004
The Dark Tower
Stephen King
United States
Novel series
including The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, and others
1979
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Angela Carter
England
Story collection
 
Cloud 9
Caryl Churchill
England
Play
 
The Fountains of Paradise
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
Whip Hand
Dick Francis
England
Novel
 
Smiley's People
John Le Carré
England
Novel
 
Amadeus
Peter Shaffer
England
Play
 
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Milan Kundera
France
Novel
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novel
 
So Long a Letter
Mariama Bâ
Senegal
Novel
 
Burger's Daughter
Nadine Gordimer
South Africa
Novel
 
The Southern Seas
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
Spain
Novel
 
A Bend in the River
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
Legends of the Fall
Jim Harrison
United States
Novella
 
The Executioner's Song
United States
Nonfiction novel
 
The Ghost Writer
United States
Novel
 
Sophie's Choice
William Styron
United States
Novel
1979–1992
England
Novel series
including The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and more
1980
Clear Light of Day
Anita Desai
India
Novel
 
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Italy
Novel
 
The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years
Chinghiz Aitmatov
Kyrgyzstan
Novel
 
Waiting for the Barbarians
J.M. Coetzee
South Africa
Novel
 
Life and Fate
Vasily Grossman
Ukraine
Novel
 
Timescape
Gregory Benford
United States
Novel
 
Riddley Walker
Russell Hoban
United States
Novel
1980–1987
The Book of the New Sun
Gene Wolfe
United States
Novel series
1981
Obasan
Joy Kogawa
Canada
Novel
 
Leaden Wings
Zhang Jie
China
Novel
 
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel Garcia Márque
Colombia
Novella
 
The White Hotel
D.M. Thomas
England
Novel
 
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
India
Novel
 
The War of the End of the World
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
Lanark
Alasdair Gray
Scotland
Novel
 
July's People
Nadine Gordimer
South Africa
Novel
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Raymond Carver
United States
Story collection
 
Emplumada
Lorna Dee Cervantes
United States
Poetry collection
 
Downbelow Station
C.J. Cherryh
United States
Novel
 
Red Dragon
Thomas Harris
United States
Novel
 
The Hotel New Hampshire
United States
Novel
 
Gorky Park
Martin Cruz Smith
United States
Novel
 
Rabbit Is Rich
John Updike
United States
Novel
1982
Schindler's List
Thomas Keneally
Australia
Novel
 
Fly Away Peter
David Malouf
Australia
Novella
 
Wittgenstein's Nephew
Thomas Bernhard
Austria
Memoir
 
Shoeless Joe
W.P. Kinsella
Canada
Novel
 
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
Chile
Novel
 
Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
On the Black Hill
Bruce Chatwin
England
Novel
 
Top Girls
Carol Churchill
England
Play
 
Noises Off
Michael Frayn
England
Play
 
A Pale View of Hills
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
 
A Wild Sheep Chase
Haruki Murakami
Japan
Novel
 
Summer in Badin-Badin
Leonard Tsypkin
Russia
Biography
 
"Master Harold"...and the Boys
Athol Fugard
South Africa
Play
 
The Elfstones of Shannara
Terry Brooks
United States
Novel
 
The Body
Stephen King
United States
Novella
 
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Stephen King
United States
Novella
 
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
United States
Novel
 
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Anne Tyler
United States
Novel
1982–1984
The Belgariad
David Eddings
United States
Novel series
1982–1986
The False Inspector Dew
Peter Lovesey
England
Novel
 
Memory of the Fire
Eduardo Galeano
Uruguay
Novel series
1983
The Sorrow of Belgium
Hugo Claus
Belgium
Novel
 
Shame
Salman Rushdie
England
Novel
 
Fado Alexandrino
Antonio Lobo Antunes
Portugal
Novel
 
The Life and Times of Michael K
J.M. Coetzee
South Africa
Novel
 
The Mists of Avalon
Marion Bradley
United States
Novel
 
Startide Rising
David Brin
United States
Novel
 
Cathedral
Raymond Carver
United States
Story collection
 
The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
United States
Novella
 
The Eye of the World
Robert Jordany
United States
Novel
 
Ironweed
William Kennedy
United States
Novel
 
LaBrava
Elmore Leonard
United States
Novel
1984
Neuromancer
William Gibson
Canada
Novel
 
The Engineer of Human Souls
Josef Skvorecky
Canada
Novel
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera
Czechia
Novel
 
Money
Martin Amis
England
Novel
 
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
Flaubert's Parrot
Julian Barnes
England
Novel
 
Hotel du Lac
Anita Brookner
England
Novel
 
The Lover
Marguerite Duras
France
Novella
 
Small Lives
Pierre Michon
France
Novel
 
The Bone People
Keri Hulme
New Zealand
Novel
 
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
Portugal
Novel
 
The Wasp Factory
Iain Banks
Scotland
Novel
 
Last Evenings With Teresa
Juan Marsé
Spain
Novel
 
Love Medicine
Louise Erdrich
United States
Novel
 
Bright Lights, Big City
Jay McInerney
United States
Novel
 
Glengarry Glen Ross
David Mamet
United States
Play
 
PRESS ENTER[]
John Varley
Novella
Play
1984–1986
The Fionavar Tapestry
Guy Gavriel Kay
Canada
Novel series
1985
Annie John
Jamaica Kincaid
Antigua
Novel
 
Black Robe
Brian Moore
Canada
Novel
 
Half of Man Is Woman
Zhang Xianliang
China
Novel
 
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novel
 
The Tenth Man
Graham Greene
England
Novella
 
The Parable of the Blind
Gert Hofmann
Germany
Novel
 
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Suskind
Germany
Novel
 
The Old Gringo
Carlos Fuentes
Mexico
Novel
 
Blood Music
Greg Bear
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
White Noise
Don DeLillo
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy
United States
Novel
 
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
United States
Novel
 
Contact
Carl Sagan
United States
Novel
 
The Accidental Tourist
Anne Tyler
United States
Novel
1985–1986
The New York Trilogy
Paul Auster
United States
Novel series
1986
The Old Devils
Kingsley Amis
England
Novel
 
An Artist of the Floating World
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
 
Howl's Moving Castle
Diana Wynne Jones
England
Novel
 
A Dark-Adopted Eye
Barbara Vine
England
Novel
 
Matigari
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Kenya
Novel
 
Who Killed Palomino Molero?
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
Kaffir Boy
Mark Mathabane
South Africa
Memoir
 
United States
Novel
 
The Prince of Tides
Pat Conroy
United States
Novel
 
The Sportswriter
Richard Ford
United States
Novel
1986–1987
Red Sorghum
Mo Yan
China
Novel
1987
The Stone Diaries
Carol Shields
Canada
Novel
 
In the Skin of a Lion
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
England
Novel
 
The Radiant Way
Margaret Drabble
England
Novel
 
Watchmen
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
England
Graphic novel
 
The Pigeon
Patrick Süskind
Germany
Novella
 
Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami
Japan
Novel
 
The Place of the Skull
Chingiz Aitmatov
Russia
Novel
 
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town
Zoë Wicomb
South Africa
Story cycle
 
The Enigma of Arrival
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
World's End
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Portugal
Novel
 
War for the Oaks
Emma Bull
United States
Novel
 
The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
Misery
Stephen King
United States
Novel
 
Beloved
Toni Morrison
United States
Novel
 
Presumed Innocent
Scott Turow
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
1988
Oscar and Lucinda
Peter Carey
Australia
Novel
 
The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
Brazil
Novel
 
The First Garden
Anne Hebert
Canada
Novel
 
Under World
Reginald Hill
England
Novel
 
A Taste for Death
P.D. James
England
Novel
 
Foucault's Pendulum
Umberto Eco
Italy
Novel
 
The Shadow Lines
Amitav Ghosh
India
Novel
 
The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie
India
Novel
 
Kitchen
Banana Yoshimoto
Japan
Novel
 
Ice Candy Man
Bapsi Sidhwa
Pakistan
Novel
 
Obabakoak
Bernardo Atxaga
Spain
Novel
 
Where I'm Calling From
Raymond Carver
United States
Story collection
 
The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris
United States
Play
 
A Thief of Time
Tony Hillerman
United States
Novel
 
M. Butterfly
David Henry Hwang
United States
Play
 
The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver
United States
Novel
 
Wittgenstein's Mistress
David Markson
United States
Novel
 
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
United States
Novel
 
Breathing Lessons
Anne Tyler
United States
Novel
 
Nervous Conditions
Dangarembga Tsitsi
Zimbabwe
Novel
1989
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
 
Devices and Desires
P.D. James
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
London Fields
Martin Amis
England
Novel
 
The Great Indian Novel
Shashi Tharoor
India
Novel
 
Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel
Mexico
Novel
 
The Storyteller
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
The History of the Siege of Lisbon
José Saramago
Portugal
Novel
 
All Souls
Javier Marías
Spain
Novel
 
Billy Bathgate
E.L. Doctorow
United States
Novel
 
A Prayer for Owen Meany
United States
Novel
1989–1999
The Hyperion Cantos
Dan Simmons
United States
Novel series
including Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion, and stories
1990
Tigana
Guy Gavriel Kay
Canada
Novel
 
Possession
A.S. Byatt
England
Novel
 
Vertigo
W.G. Sebald
Germany
Novel
 
The Daughter
Pavlos Matesis
Greece
Novel
 
Dancing at Lughnasa
Brian Friel
Ireland
Play
 
Omeros
Derek Walcott
St. Lucia
Poetry
 
L.A. Confidential
James Ellroy
United States
Novel
 
Six Degrees of Separation
John Guare
United States
Play
 
Get Shorty
Elmore Leonard
United States
Novel
 
Devil in a Blue Dress
Walter Mosley
United States
Novel
 
Like Life
Lorrie Moore
United States
Story collection
 
The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien
United States
Story cycle
 
Rabbit at Rest
John Updike
United States
Novel
1991
Generation X
Douglas Coupland
Canada
Novel
 
Astradeni
DEugenia Fakinou
Greece
Novel
 
The Famished Road
Ben Okri
Nigeria
Novel
 
The Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa
Portugal
Novel
 
Faceless Killers
Henning Mankell
Sweden
Novel
 
Mao II
Don Delillo
United States
Novel
 
American Psycho
Bret Ellis Easton
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
 
A Thousand Acres
Jane Smiley
United States
Novel
 
Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Art Spiegelman
United States
Graphic novel
1991–1993
The Thrawn Trilogy
Timothy Zahn
United States
Novel series
1991–1995
Pat Barker
England
Novel series
including Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road
1991–
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon
United States
Novel series
1992
The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Peter Hoeg
Denmark
Novel
 
Memories of Rain
Sunetra Gupta
England
Novel
 
Written on the Body
Jeanette Winterson
England
Novel
 
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
Apostolos Doxiadis
Greece
Novel
 
The Triple Mirror of the Self
Zulfikar Ghose
Pakistan
Novel
 
The Crow Road
Iain Banks
Scotland
Novel
 
Bastard Out of Carolina
Dorothy Allison
United States
Novel
 
Jesus' Son
Denis Johnson
United States
Story collection
 
Angels in America
Tony Kushner
United States
Play
 
Oleanna
David Mamet
United States
Play
 
All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
United States
Novel
 
Black Water
Joyce Carol Oates
United States
Novella
 
The Secret History
Donna Tartt
United States
Novel
 
A Fire Upon the Deep
Vernor Vinge
United States
Novel
 
Doomsday Book
Connie Willis
United States
Novel
 
Green Grass, Running Water
Thomas King
Canada
Novel
 
To Live
Yu Hu
China
Novel
 
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
Álvaro Mutis
Colombia
Novella collection
 
Before Night Falls
Reinaldo Arenas
Cuba
Memoir
 
A Dead Man in Deptford
Anthony Burgess
England
Novel
 
Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
England
Novel
 
Arcadia
Tom Stoppard
England
Play
 
The Emigrants
W.G. Sebald
Germany
Novel
 
The Invention of Curried Sausage
Uwe Timm
Germany
Novella
 
A Suitable Boy
Vikram Seth
India
Novel
 
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Roddy Doyle
Ireland
Novel
 
Deep River
Shūsaku Endō
Japan
Novel
 
The Life of Insects
Victor Pelevin
Russia
Novel
 
Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
Scotland
Novel
 
Gifts
Narrudin Farah
Somalia
Novel
 
The Dumas Club
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Spain
Novel
 
The Virgin Suicides
Jeffrey Eugenides
United States
Novel
 
The Shipping News
Annie Proulx
United States
Novel
1994
Of Love and Shadows
Isabel Allende
Chile
Novel
 
Our Lady of the Assassins
Fernando Vallejo
Colombia
Novel
 
What a Carve Up!
Jonathan Coe
England
Novel
 
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Louis de Bernieres
England
Novel
 
Whatever
Michel Houellbecq
France
Novel
 
Breath, Eyes, Memory
Edwidge Dandicat
Haiti
Novel
 
How Late It Was
James Kelman
Scotland
Novel
 
In the Time of Butterflies
Julia Alvarez
United States
Novel
 
Complete Collected Poems
Maya Angelou
United states
Poetry collection
1994–1995
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami
Japan
Novel
1995
A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry
Canada
Novel
 
The Jade Peony
Wayson Choy
Canada
Novel
 
High Fidelity
Nick Hornby
England
Novel
 
The Unconsoled
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
 
The Prestige
Christopher Priest
England
Novel
 
The Reader
Bernard Schlink
Germany
Novel
 
The Late-Night News
Petros Markaris
Greece
Novel
 
Portugal
Novel
 
The Tortilla Curtain
T. Coraghessan Boyle
United States
Novel
1995–2000
His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman
England
Novel series
including Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
1996
Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood
Canada
Novel
 
Fugitive Pieces
Anne Michaels
Canada
Novel
 
Selected Stories
Mavis Gallant
Canada
Story collection
including The Moslem Wife, In Youth Is Pleasure, The Chosen Husband, In Plain Sight, and others
 
Fall on Your Knees
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Canada
Novel
 
Quilt and Other Stories
Ismat Chugtai
India
Story collection
 
Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt
Ireland
Memoir
 
Chapeyev and Pustota
Victor Pelevin
Russia
Novel
 
Drown
Junot Díaz
United States
Story collection
 
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
George Saunders
United States
Story collection
 
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
United States
Novel
1996–
A Song of Ice and Fire
George R.R. Martin
United States
Novel series
1997
The God of Small Things
Arundhati Roy
India
Novel
 
Closely Watched Trains
Bohumil Hrabal
Czechia
Novel
 
Underworld
Don DeLillo
United States
Novel
 
The Philip K. Dick Reader
Philip K. Dick
United States
Story Collection
 
Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett
United States
England
 
Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier
United States
Novel
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
Arthur Golden
United States
Novel
 
Mason and Dixon
Thomas Pynchon
United States
Novel
 
American Pastoral
United States
Novel
1997–2007
Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling
England
Novel series
including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, ...and the Chamber of Secrets, ...and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and more
1998
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Wayne Johnston
Canada
Novel
 
The Savage Detectives
Roberto Bolaño
Chile
Novel
 
Birthday Letters
Ted Hughes
England
Poetry
 
The Elementary Particles
Michel Houellbecq
France
Novel
 
Crossfire
Miyuki Miyabi
Japan
Novel
 
Open Ground
Seamus Heaney
Northern Ireland
Poetry collection
 
The Heretic
Orhan Pamuk
Turkey
Novel
 
My Name Is Red
Miguel Delibes
Spain
Novel
 
The Hours
Michael Cunningham
United States
Novel
 
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
United States
Novel
 
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
United States
Novel
 
A Widow for One Year
United States
Novel
 
United States
Novel
1999
No Great Mischief
Alexander MacLeod
Canada
Novel
 
Barney's Version
Mordecai Richler
Canada
Novel
 
Waiting
Ha Jin
China
Novel
 
Somersault
Kenzaburō Ōe
Japan
Novel
 
The Years With Laura Diaz
Carlos Fuentes
Mexico
Novel
 
The Life and Times of Michael K
J.M. Coetzee
South Africa
Novel
 
Interpreter of Maladies
Jhumpa Lahiri
United States
Story collection
 
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Lensey Namioka
United States
Novel
2000
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost
Ismail Kadare
Albania
Novel
 
True History of the Kelly Gang
Peter Carey
Australia
Novel
 
Anil's Ghost
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
Mercy Among the Children
David Adams Richards
Canada
Novel
 
Monkey Beach
Eden Robinson
Canada
Novel
 
White Teeth
Zadie Smith
England
Novel
 
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Dai Sijie
France
Novel
 
The Feast of the Goat
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
Bartleby and Co
Entique Vila-Matas
Spain
Novel
 
The Poems and Prose of Paul Celan
Paul Celan
Romania
Poetry and prose
 
I Ask the Impossible
Ana Castillo
United States
Poetry collection
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Michael Chabon
United States
Novel
 
Shopgirl
Steve Martin
United States
Novella
 
United States
Novel
 
Pastoralia
George Saunders
United States
Story collection
2000–2003
Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
Iran
Graphic novels
including Persepolis, Persepolis 2

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