Famous Short Story Authors From Abroad

In summary, there are several famous short story authors from various countries besides England, France, Ireland, Scotland, and North America. These include Alexander Kielland from Norway, Kjell Askildsen from present day, and Lu Xun from early twentieth century China. Some notable poets mentioned were Dante (Italian), Virgil (Roman), Homer (Greek), Olaf H. Hauge, Rolf R. Jacobsen, Stein Mehren, Jan Erik Vold, Antonin Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian), Gogol (Russian), and Salman Rushdie.
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Does anyone know any famous SHORT STORY authors who are from any country BUT NOT england, france, ireland, scotland, or north america? thanx
 
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Alexander Kielland, very famous in Norway.
He lived in Ibsen's time, and is one of the "Great Four" of that time
(The other two were Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Jonas Lie)

Kjell Askildsen is a highly acclaimed present day writer of short stories.
 
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Lu Xun, very famous and influential Chinese writer of the early twentieth century.

Here's some biographical info:
http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~gallaher/luxun/luxun.html

You can read English translations of some of his stories here. Try the one called "My Old Home":
http://www.coldbacon.com/writing/luxun-calltoarms.html
 
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How about poets?
 
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student101 said:
How about poets?

How about Dante (Italian), Virgil (Roman), or Homer (Greek)? C'mon, these are too easy.
 
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Olaf H. Hauge, Rolf R. Jacobsen, Stein Mehren, Jan Erik Vold...
 
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Don't forget about Antonin Pavlovich Chekhov, one of the fathers of the contemporary short story.
 
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motai said:
Don't forget about Antonin Pavlovich Chekhov, one of the fathers of the contemporary short story.
And by that, I remembered the Russian grandfather of short stories, Gogol..
 
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Salman Rushdi...
 

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What makes a short story author famous?

A short story author is considered famous based on several factors such as the popularity and critical acclaim of their works, the impact their stories have had on literature, and their influence on other writers.

Who are some famous short story authors from abroad?

Some famous short story authors from abroad include Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Colombia, Anton Chekhov from Russia, Franz Kafka from the Czech Republic, Haruki Murakami from Japan, and Jorge Luis Borges from Argentina.

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