writers Famous Authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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List of the most popular authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Bosnia and Herzegovina authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Bosnia and Herzegovina writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

A list made up of authors like Aleksandar Hemon and Alija Izetbegović.

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Otto Lang was a skier and pioneer ski instructor from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who lived and worked in the United States. He founded ski schools on Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and Mount Hood beginning in the 1930s, and as the director of the ski school at Sun Valley became the ski instructor for Hollywood stars. Later he became a movie director and producer, primarily due to his contacts at Sun Valley. He demonstrated ski techniques in Jerome Hill's documentary Ski Flight which premiered at Radio City Music Hall. Lang was hired by Darryl F. Zanuck to assist with the ski sequences of the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade starring Sonja Henie, which ultimately led to his cinematic work. Some of his ...more

Works Written: A bird of passage

Birthplace: Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Birthdate: 1908-01-21

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary

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Aleksandar Hemon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Aleksandar Hemon is a Bosnian American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. He is the winner of a MacArthur Foundation grant. He has written five books: The Book of My Lives; Love and Obstacles: Stories; The Lazarus Project: A Novel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Awards, and was named as a New York Times Notable Book and New York magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year; Nowhere Man, also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Question of Bruno: Stories. He frequently publishes in The New Yorker, and has also written for Esquire, The Paris Review, the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and the Sarajevo magazine BH Dani. ...more

Works Written: Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project, L'espoir est une chose ridicule, Die Sache mit Bruno, Love and Obstacles, + more

Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Birthdate: 1964-09-09

Nationality: Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United States of America

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Zlata Filipović


Zlata Filipović is a Bosnian writer and author of the book Zlata's Diary. ...more

Works Written: Ich bin ein Mädchen aus Sarajevo ( Sarajewo), Zlata's diary, Cn Zlata's Diary Cassette, Extracts from Zlata's Diary, Literacy World, + more

Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Birthdate: 1980-12-03

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Isak Samokovlija is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Isak Samokovlija


Isak Samokovlija is a screenwriter. ...more

Works Written: Tales of old Sarajevo

Birthplace: Goražde, Bosnia-Podrinje Canton Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Birthdate: 1889-09-03

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina