My favourite authors include Lion Feuchtwanger, Max Frisch, Irvin Shaw, Milan Kundera, Mikhail Bulgakov, Erich-Maria Remarque and many others. Here is an unsorted collection of books that I particularly recommend. If you share my taste, then I would love to hear about your personal favourites. Needless to say that you would be well advised to read these books in the original language, rather than a translation.