11 Exciting Writers From South Of The Equator

Great writers come from everywhere. Everyone knows New York, but when was the last time you read a book from a writer from the southern US, or the midwest? Or even Ireland or Australia? Finding authors who grew up with different perspectives is not just important, it leads to more enjoyable reads. Which is why something on our list of authors from the southern hemisphere is bound to pique your interest. When you click links from this website, we may receive advertising revenue to support our research. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Impressive Authors From The Southern Hemisphere

Author Books
Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project The Rosie Effect Two Steps Forward
Lili St. Germain Gypsy Brothers: The Complete Series Cartel Verona Blood
Nina Levine Storm Steal My Breath Be The One
Chantal Fernando Maybe This Time Ace of Hearts Breaching The Contract
Jaymin Eve House of Darken Trickery Dragon Marked
Chris Carter The Crucifix Killer An Evil Mind Gallery of the Dead
Natasha Anders The Unwanted Wife The Wingman A Ruthless Proposition
Trudi Canavan The Magician's Apprentice Thief's Magic The Ambassador's Mission
Anne Malcom Making the Cut Fatal Harmony Birds of Paradise
Marianne Curley Old Magic The Named Hidden
Lang Leav Sad Girls Sea of Strangers Love & Misadventure

List Of Countries Entirely In The Southern Hemisphere

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Chile
  • Comoros
  • East Timor
  • Fiji
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Why Do Toilets Go The Opposite Direction Across The Equator?

In Depth

There are a lot of authors born in the southern hemisphere who create inspiring and creative works. From a huge number, we trimmed it down to eleven of the best writers. Featuring some of their greatest work, along with a bit of personal background, here is our list in no particular order.

At the #1 spot is Graeme Simsion, an author from Australia. He is a former information systems consultant and has authored 2 books on database design. At the age of 50, he decided to turn his hand to fiction. In 2013 he published "The Rosie Project," a romance novel about the life of Don Tillman. He is a man who struggles to have serious relationships with women. He then creates a questionnaire to assess partner suitability, but the strategy does not work with his new friend, Rosie. This book won the 2014 Australian Book Industry's General Fiction Book prize.

Coming in at #2 is Australian-born Jessica Roscoe, who writes under the pen name Lili St. Germain. Her most notable work is the Gypsy Brothers series, a USA Today bestseller. It tells the story of a girl who seeks vengeance upon a morally bankrupt gang who killed her father. In 2015, Roscoe released "Cartel," about the daughter of a Colombian drug lord who is offered as payment for her father's debt. Roscoe quit corporate life to be a writer, creating contemporary fiction, thrillers, and romance.

Roscoe quit corporate life to be a writer, creating contemporary fiction, thrillers, and romance.

At #3 is Nina Levine. She is an Aussie author who writes about alpha males with sassy and dirty partners who don't fall in love easily. She decided to put her studies on hold in 2013 to work on her debut novel, "Storm." Her second book, "Fierce," hit the USA Today Bestseller list in 2015. Both novels are part of the Storm MC series, which centers on the lives of men who are bossy, loyal, and protective. Levine describes them as hard lovers.

Next at #4 is Chantal Fernando. She is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who lives in Western Australia. Her most recognized work is "Maybe This Time," a contemporary romance novel that features the life of Summer. She moves in with her younger brother because her mother recently died. Her world is turned upside down when she meets her brother's friend, Reid Knox. This novel, like all of Fernando's other books, focuses on young love, heartbreak, and forgiveness.

Coming in at #5 is Jaymin Eve. She writes for the young adult audience, creating novels that feature fantasy worlds, magical beings, and youthful relationships. She is the author of several romance series including the Curse of the Gods, Supernatural Prison, and the Hive Trilogy. Her 2016 book, "Anarchy," made it to USA Today's Bestseller list. It tells the story of Charlie Bennett, who uses her blood as a weapon against the vampires she considers evil spawns. Eve resides in the Gold Coast, Australia with her husband and children.

She is the author of several romance series including the Curse of the Gods, Supernatural Prison, and the Hive Trilogy.

At #6, Chris Carter was born in Brasilia, Brazil in 1965. He moved to the USA after graduating from high school to study psychology. Before becoming a writer, he worked different jobs ranging from being a dancer to a criminal psychologist, alongside playing for glam rock bands. His professional writing career began in 2009 with "The Crucifix Killer," a suspense novel that tackles the predicament that investigator Robert Hunter encounters while attempting to solve a murder case with familiar clues.

Next at #7 is Natasha Anders. In 2012 she self-published "The Unwanted Wife," a contemporary romance novel about Theresa Noble, a desperate spouse asking for divorce from her husband, Sandro. Before he agrees to anything, he demands a son from Theresa. Anders has received recognition for her work. She was a 2018 RITA Award finalist for "The Wingman." She currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa, the place where she was born.

Taking the #8 spot is Trudi Canavan. Born in Kew, Melbourne, she is a writer of fantasy novels. She won the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel for "The Magician's Apprentice." It tells the story of Tessia, a young woman and magician from a countryside village. This book is a prequel to the Black Magician Trilogy, Canavan's series that features a slum-dwelling girl named Sonea who has forbidden magical powers.

This book is a prequel to the Black Magician Trilogy, Canavan's series that features a slum-dwelling girl named Sonea who has forbidden magical powers.

Coming in at #9, Anne Malcom was born and raised in New Zealand. She is the author of several romance fiction novels, including "Out of the Ashes," book 3 of The Sons of Templar series. It can be read as a standalone and features the life of Mia Spencer, a young mother who tries to escape the demons of her past until she meets Bull, the man who will fix her broken world. Malcom's love for writing started when she was young. She was inspired by books set in Hogwarts and on Middle Earth.

At #10 is Marianne Curley. She was born in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. She finds writing for the young adult market the most satisfying and challenging. She has won several awards for her work, including the 2004 International Reading Association's Young Adult Choice for "Old Magic." It's a novel about Kate Warren, who tries to convince her classmate, Jarrod Thornton, to harness his supernatural powers. It's a tale of friendship, family, and mystery.

Finally at #11 is Lang Leav. She was born in a Thai refugee camp, but grew up in Sydney, Australia. Her first book, "Love and Misadventure," was published in 2013. It is a poetry collection that expresses Leav's passion for the intricacies of love and loss. "Sad Girls," her debut novel, is also about romance and heartbreaks. Leav has received a number of awards, including the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry.