The most popular book on Suriname is Mark Plotkin's Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, which also includes information on Brazil, Venezuela and the other Guianas.

Willoughbyland: England's Lost Colony, by Matthew Parker, covers the country's European history via the rise and fall of the British in Suriname.

How Dear Was the Sugar? by Cynthia McLeod, perhaps Suriname's most important historical novelist, explores the sugarcane industry of the 18th century.