During the past month, the world has turned its attention to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This quadrennial celebration of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/Fussball inspired us to hold a World Cup of our own. For each match, we presented a book from a writer representing each of the competing nations. We got to show off how your library has a wide variety of writers that literally span the globe. We found authors from far away places like Australia and Cameroon, and even places not quite as far away, like the USA and Mexico.
We know that books are just as popular, and probably even more popular, than soccer. We were happy to give everyone the exposure to the great writers of the world. (And we were even happier that two countries with great literary traditions in Germany and Argentina made the final!) Now, you can check back on some of the authors we featured during the past 30 days. These books are just a small fraction of what you can find in your library.
So whether or not you wanted to say Los geht's Deutschland, kämpfen und siegen! or Vamos, vamos, Argentina! today, you cannot lose if you read any of the following great authors.
Literary World Cup Countries and Authors
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Blog post by Bob Timmermann and Madeline Peña.