10 Old-School Weird Fiction Writers that are Not from the UK or USA

We all know Lovecraft, Poe and M. R. James, but how about broadening our horizons? Here are ten of the original Weird Fiction authors from around the world.

  1. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa – Tokyo, Japan, 1892-1927. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the “Father of the Japanese short story” and Japan’s premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was born in the Kyōbashi district of Tokyo, the third child and only son of father Toshizō Niihara and mother Fuku. – Wikipedia. Read one of his short stories for free here.

  2. Hanns Heinz Ewers – Düsseldorf, Germany, 1871-1943. One of the wrongly forgotten masters of the strange, H.H.Ewers was a german writer, writing from the turn of the century to the 1920’s. – Eldritch Dark. Listen to a free audio version of one of his short stories here.
  3. Mercè Rodoreda – Barcelona, Spain, 1908-1983. Books available here.

  4. S. Ansky – Chashniki, Belarus, 1863-1920. Books available herescreen-shot-2016-09-30-at-19-15-11

  5. Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué – Berlin, Germany, 1777-1843. Read his works for free herescreen-shot-2016-09-30-at-19-18-36 He was introduced to August Wilhelm Schlegel, who deeply influenced him as a poet (“mich gelehret Maß und Regel | Meister August Wilhelm Schlegel”) and who published Fouqué’s first book, Dramatische Spiele von Pellegrin, in 1804. – Wikipedia

  6. Dino Buzzati – San Pellegrino, Italy, 1906-1972. Read his works for free here.

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  7. Stefan Grabiński – Kamionka Strumiłowa, Poland, 1887-1936. Read one of his short stories for free herescreen-shot-2016-09-30-at-19-22-23

  8. Théophile Gautier – Tarbes, France, 1811-1872. screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-19-25-54

  9. André Breton – Orne, France, 1896-1966. screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-19-28-51

  10. Gustave Flaubert – Rouen, France, 1821-1880.

Gustave Flaubert

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