Writers Famous Authors from Bulgaria

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List of the most popular authors from Bulgaria, 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 Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list is made up of authors like Emil Andreev and Ilija Trojanow.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Bulgaria?" and "Who are the best Bulgarian authors?"

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Tzvetan Todorov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Tzvetan Todorov Théories du symbole, La Conquista de America, Les Abus de la mémoire Tzvetan Todorov is a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, literary critic, sociologist and essayist. He is the author of many books and essays, which have a significant influence in ...more

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Julia Kristeva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Julia Kristeva Colette, Le texte du roman, La révolution du langage poétique Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a ...more

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Blaga Dimitrova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Blaga Dimitrova Izbrani stikhotvorenii͡a︡, Stikhove, Den--zhivot Blaga Nikolova Dimitrova was a Bulgarian poet and Vice President of Bulgaria from 1992 until 1993.

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Elias Canetti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Elias Canetti The Voices of Marrakesh, The Torch in My Ear, The Play of the Eyes Elias Canetti was a German language author, born in Bulgaria, and later a British citizen. He was a modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He won the Nobel Prize in ...more

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Michael Bar-Zohar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Michael Bar-Zohar Be-yom naḳam, Suez: ultra-secret, Facing a cruel mirror Michael Bar-Zohar is an Israeli historian, novelist and politician. He was a member of the Knesset on behalf of the Alignment and Labor Party in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Ivan Vazov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Ivan Vazov Svetoslav Terter, Under the Yoke, Selected stories Ivan Minchov Vazov was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright, often referred to as "the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature". He was born in Sopot, a town in the Rose Valley of ...more

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Christo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Christo Christo is an artist.

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Elin Pelin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Elin Pelin Earth, Short stories, Kumcho Wolf and Charlie Elin Pelin, born Dimitar Ivanov Stoyanov is arguably considered Bulgaria’s best narrator of country life. Born into a large family in the village of Bailovo near Sofia, he loved writing and ...more

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Ilija Trojanow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Ilija Trojanow Der Sadhu an der Teufelswand, Die Welt ist gross und Rettung lauert überall, The collector of worlds Ilija Trojanow, is a Bulgarian-German writer, translator and publisher.

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Aleko Konstantinov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Aleko Konstantinov To Chicago and Back, Bay Ganyo, Biała jaskółka. Antologia opowiadań bułgarskich XIX i XX w. Aleko Konstantinov was a Bulgarian writer, best known for his character Bay Ganyo, one of the most popular characters in Bulgarian fiction.

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Yordan Radichkov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Yordan Radichkov Hot noon Yordan Radichkov was a Bulgarian writer and playwright. Literary critics Adelina Angusheva and Galin Tihanov called him "arguably the most significant voice of Bulgarian literature in the ...more

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Milena Ivanova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Milena Ivanova Sexperiencias

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Grigor Vachkov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Grigor Vachkov Grigor Vachkov, often called Grishata was a Bulgarian theater and film actor, honored with the award of "People's actor" in the People's Republic of Bulgaria. He had more than 41 ...more

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Elisaveta Bagriana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Elisaveta Bagriana The Eternal and the Holy, Penelope of the twentieth century, The Well Elisaveta Bagryana, born Elisaveta Lyubomirova Belcheva, was a Bulgarian poet who wrote her first verses while living with her family in Veliko Tarnovo in 1907–08. She, along with Dora Gabe, is ...more

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Anjel Vagenstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Anjel Vagenstein Isaac's Torah, Farewell, Shanghai Angel Raymond Wagenstein is a Bulgarian film director and author. Wagenstein was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, but spent his childhood in France where his Jewish family emigrated for political ...more

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Nikolay Haytov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Nikolay Haytov Nikolay Haytov was a Bulgarian fiction writer, playwright, patriot and publicist known for his publications and research regarding the life of Bulgarian revolutioner Vasil Levski.

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Jules Pascin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Jules Pascin Jules Pascin's Caribbean sketchbook, Pascin: 110 drawings, Drawings Julius Mordecai Pincas, known as Pascin, Jules Pascin, or the "Prince of Montparnasse", was a painter born of Italian Serbian mother and Spanish Jewish father, in Principality of ...more

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Hristo Smirnenski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Hristo Smirnenski Da bŭde den, Seçilmiş şiirler, Let there be light! Hristo Smirnenski, born as Hristo Izmirliev, was a Bulgarian poet and prose writer. His hometown was Kukush in Macedonia, Ottoman Empire, which had militant traditions and an enterprising ...more

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Pencho Slaveykov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Pencho Slaveykov German Poets, On the Island of the Blessed, Cis Moll Pencho Petkov Slaveykov was a noted Bulgarian poet and one of the participants in the Misal circle. He was the youngest son of the writer Petko Slaveykov. Born in Tryavna during the Bulgarian ...more

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Dimcho Debelyanov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Dimcho Debelyanov Death, Orphan Song, A man killed Dimcho Debelyanov was a Bulgarian poet and author whose death in the First World War cut off his promising literary career. Born to a prosperous family in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria, he experienced ...more

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Lazar Koliševski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Lazar Koliševski Social and political development in the People's Republic of Macedonia Lazar Koliševski was a communist political leader in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia and briefly the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He was closely allied with Tito.

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Lyuben Dilov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Lyuben Dilov Lyuben Dilov, also known as Luben Dilov and Ljuben Dilov was a Bulgarian science-fiction writer. He graduated from Sofia University, specializing Bulgarian language and literature. He started ...more

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Konstantin Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Konstantin Pavlov Konstantin Pavlov was a Bulgarian screenwriter, author and poet. Pavlov became a prominent intellectual during Burlgaria's Communist era, even though he faced censorship and a ten-year-long ...more

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Venko Markovski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Venko Markovski Goli Otok Venko Markovski, born Veniamin Milanov Toshev was a Bulgarian and Macedonian writer, poet, partisan and Communist politician.

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Georgi Pirinski, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Georgi Pirinski, Jr. For a free Macedonia, Around the world for peace Georgi Pirinski is a Bulgarian politician of the Bulgarian Communist Party and after 1990 of the Bulgarian Socialist Party. Born in New York City, U.S. in the emigrant family of Communist ...more

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Georgi Pulevski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Georgi Pulevski Georgi Pulevski or Gjorgji Pulevski was a writer and revolutionary from Galičnik, today in the Republic of Macedonia, known today as the first author to express publicly the idea of a Macedonian ...more

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Petya Dubarova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Petya Dubarova Az i Moreto, Lyastovitsa. Stihove i Razkazi Petya Stoykova Dubarova was a Bulgarian poet. She was born and lived in the seaside town of Burgas. Dubarova published poems in youth newspapers and magazines such as: Septemvriyche, Rodna Rech, ...more

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Krste Misirkov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Krste Misirkov Krste Petkov Misirkov was a philologist, slavist, historian, ethnographer and publicist. He published a book and a scientific magazine in which he affirmed the existence of a Macedonian national ...more

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Grigor Parlichev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Grigor Parlichev Grigor Stavrev Parlichev was a Bulgarian writer and translator. He was born January 18, 1830 in Ohrid, Ottoman Empire and died in the same town January 25, 1893. Although he thought of himself ...more

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Nikola Vaptsarov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Nikola Vaptsarov Motoring Verses, Poems, Kino Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov was a Bulgarian poet, communist and revolutionary. Working most of his life as a machinist, he only wrote in his spare time. Despite the fact that he ever published only ...more

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Kiril Peychinovich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Kiril Peychinovich Kiril Peychinovich or Kiril Pejčinoviḱ was a cleric, writer and enlightener, one of the first supporters of the use of modern Bulgarian in literature, and one of the early figures of the ...more

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Marko Cepenkov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Marko Cepenkov Marko Kostov Cepenkov was a Bulgarian folklorist from the region of Macedonia. In the Republic of Macedonia he is regarded a Macedonian writer and poet. In his own time, his language was ...more

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Georgi Markov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Georgi Markov The truth that killed Georgi Ivanov Markov was a Bulgarian dissident writer. Markov originally worked as a novelist and playwright in his native country, then governed by a communist regime under chairman Todor ...more

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Radoy Ralin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Radoy Ralin Radoy Ralin, born Dimitar Stoyanov, was a famous Bulgarian dissident, poet, and satirist. After the downfall of the communist regime, he was urged to run for Parliament, but adamantly refused. ...more

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Georgi Dzhagarov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Georgi Dzhagarov The public prosecutor Georgi Dzhagarov is a Bulgarian playwright, poet, politician, and former chairman of the Bulgarian Writers Association. One of his most famous plays is "The Public Prosecutor", whose ...more

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Pavel Tsvetkov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Pavel Tsvetkov Pavel Chavdarov Tsvetkov is a Bulgarian poet and writer, best known for his "Desperate Love" Book of Poems and the essay "Exules Suo Voluntate: Roots and Fruits of Bulgarian

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Ivan Grozev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Ivan Grozev Ivan Grozev is a writer.

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Kiril Merdzhanski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Kiril Merdzhanski Kiril Merdzhanski is a Bulgarian poet, playwright and translator from English. He graduated in History from Saint Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. He lives in the United States where he ...more

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Stefan Tsanev is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Stefan Tsanev Stefan Nedelchev Tsanev is a contemporary Bulgarian writer, known for his essays, plays, poems, and historical novels. His books include Ubiytsite sa mezhdu nas, and his plays, Istinskiyat ...more

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Emanuil A. Vidinski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Emanuil A. Vidinski Emanuil A. Vidinski is a Bulgarian writer, poet, and musician. He has published his works in several Bulgarian newspapers, magazines, and literature web portals. He cofounded the humanistic ...more

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Nedyalko Yordanov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Nedyalko Yordanov Nedyalko Yordanov is a famous Bulgarian poet, playwright, and publicist. He graduated from highschool in his hometown Burgas on the Black sea coast.In 1962 he graduated with a degree in ...more

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Emil Andreev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Emil Andreev Emil Andreev is a Bulgarian writer. He graduated in English Language Studies from the Veliko Tarnovo University. He has worked as a teacher, journalist, translator and lecturer in English at the ...more

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Stoyan Zagorchinov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Stoyan Zagorchinov Stoyan Zagorchinov was a Bulgarian writer. Author of The Last Day – The God's Day, one of the first social-historical epic novel in Bulgarian literature. Zagorchinov was also an author of plays, ...more

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Rayko Zhinzifov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Rayko Zhinzifov Rayko Ivanov Zhinzifov, born Ksenofont Dzindzifi was a Bulgarian National Revival poet and translator from Veles in today's Republic of Macedonia, who spent most of his life in the Russian

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Voydan Pop Georgiev – Chernodr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Voydan Pop Georgiev – Chernodrinski Voydan Pop Georgiev – Chernodrinski was a Bulgarian playwrighter and dramatist from the region of Macedonia. His pseudonym is derived from Black Drin, a river flowing through his home town. Pop ...more

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Tea Sugareva is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Tea Sugareva Teya Edvinova Sugareva is a Bulgarian theatre director, drama teacher, and poet.

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Nikola Gigov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Bulgaria
Nikola Gigov Nikola Gigov is a Bulgarian poet and writer. He has won several national and international awards. Today he lives and works in the town of Smolyan, Bulgaria.