What I am here to do is introduce you to authors that were refugees.
- Isabel Allende author of The House of Spirits was on a death list in Chili and had to flea her home country.
- Ishmael Beal author of a long way gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier left Sierra Leone but found himself in another horrific situation till UNICEF rescued him.
- Elias Canetti author of Crowds and Power who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981 and fled Bulgaria with his family to England.
- Anne Frank author of The Diary of a Young Girl departed Nazi Germany to Amsterdam.
- Karen Gershon author of We Came as Children ran from Nazi's.+
- Victor Hugo author of Les Miserables
- Ismail Kadare author of The Fall of the Stone City left Albania claiming political asylum in France.
- Rigoberta Menchu author of I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala was forced into exile in Mexico in the 1980's and later won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Viet Thanh Nguyen author of The Sympathizer escaped Saigon for Pennsylvannia then won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
- Felix Salten author of Bambi left Vienna during the time of the Nazi invasion to Switzerland
I am sure there are many, many more but this is a brief list of authors you may know and authors that are new to you.
For a more extended list that includes more than just authors check out Famous Refugees