International Writers you Should Know
Audiobooks From International Writers You Should Know

Expand your world (and your audiobook listening list) with these works from notable and award-winning authors across the globe.

After decades under a repressive regime, tensions are rising in the Cairo streets. No one is out of reach of the revolution. With an unforgettably vivid cast of characters and a heart-pounding narrative banned across much of Egypt, The Republic of False Truths takes us inside the battle raging between those in power and those prepared to lay down their lives in the defense of freedom.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez returns to stories in Songs for the Flames. There’s a romantic wistfulness that combusts with the realities of dangerous histories, both personal and political, to throw these characters into the flames from which they either emerge purified, reborn, or burned and destroyed.

After the Sun opens portals to our newest realities, haunting the margins of a globalized world that’s both saturated with yearning and brutally transactional. Infused with an irrepressible urgency, Jonas Eika’s fiction seems to have conjured these far-flung characters and their encounters in a single breath.

Father of modern Japanese fiction Natsume Soseki’s Kusamakura follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. Written at a time when Japan was opening its doors to the rest of the world, Kusamakura turns inward, enshrining the essence of old Japan in a work of enchanting literary nostalgia.

Kokoro, Natsume Soseki’s most famous novel, is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls “Sensei.” Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days.

Almost every afternoon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt sits on the same park bench, where she eats a cream bun while the local children make a game of trying to get her attention. Unbeknownst to her, she is being watched–by the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan. Studiously deadpan and chillingly voyeuristic, The Woman in the Purple Skirt is a suspenseful narrative about the desire to be seen.