Stieg Larsson started a storm of interest in books from Sweden with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.
However, there are lots of authors from around the world who are writing in their native languages and being translated into English. BTPL has a lot of them. Reading fiction and mysteries in translation is a good way to learn about other cultures while having fun. Try some of the authors from the lists below. All the books listed were published in America in 2012.