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    Question Non-English writers writing in English

    Hi,

    I am eager to learn names of writers for who English is/was a second or a foreign language and who write/wrote in English. I mean: they write/wrote, not are/were translated. I'd be obliged for any names.

    Let me start with the first one, the only one I am aware of: Joseph Conrad, a Polish writer.

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    Default Re: Non-English writers writing in English

    How about Kazuo Ishiguru?

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    Default Re: Non-English writers writing in English

    Chinua Achebe
    Buchi Emecheta
    Salman Rushdie

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    What a stupid I am. I'm just reading Vladimir Nabokov's book, and isn't he one of the greatest writers of this type?

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    He certainly is.

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    Default Re: Non-English writers writing in English

    I wonder what George Bernard Shaw's first language was? English or Deutsch? if it was the latter, he was also one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altar_II View Post
    I wonder what George Bernard Shaw's first language was? English or Deutsch? if it was the latter, he was also one of them.

    English. What makes you think it might be German?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    English. What makes you think it might be German?
    Thank you for telling me :)
    I got some misinformation about his birthplace... though now I know that he was born in his Irish hometown.

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    And there was Jerzy Kosinski, another Polish writer writing in English...

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    Default Re: Non-English writers writing in English

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Hi,

    I am eager to learn names of writers for who English is/was a second or a foreign language and who write/wrote in English. I mean: they write/wrote, not are/were translated. I'd be obliged for any names.

    Let me start with the first one, the only one I am aware of: Joseph Conrad, a Polish writer.

    Thanks,
    Nyggus

    The famous writer : Edward Said.

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