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

Authors here include everything from Zoran Kršul to Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp.

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

For further information on these historic Croatian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Croatian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Josip Kosor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Josip Kosor Josip Kosor was a Croatian novelist and playwright. Starting as a novelist depicting peasant life in Dalmatia, Kosor "graduated into a naturalist dramatist of some power". His plays ...more

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Otto von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Charles V, Return to the center, Le nouveau défi européen Otto von Habsburg, also known by his royal name as Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1918, a realm which ...more

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Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Concluding speech of Josip Broz Tito, the General Secretary of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, at the Second Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the League held in Beograd November 18 and 19 Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as ...more

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Filip Šovagović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Filip Šovagović is a Croatian actor, film director, playwright and journalist. At first known simply as the son of renowned Croatian actor Fabijan Šovagović, Filip Šovagović has appeared in many ...more

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Zlata Filipović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Zlata Filipović Ich bin ein Mädchen aus Sarajevo ( Sarajewo), Zlata's diary, Cn Zlata's Diary Cassette Zlata Filipović is a Bosnian writer and author of the book Zlata's Diary.

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Fabijan Šovagović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Fabijan Šovagović was a Croatian actor. Fabijan Šovagović was born in the village of Ladimirevci, in the Slavonia region of Croatia. He began acting in his youth and from late 1950s he appeared ...more

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Mirko Kovač is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Vrata od utrobe Mirko Kovač was a Yugoslav writer. Kovač was born in the village of Petrovići near Nikšić. His works are novels: Gubilište, Moja sestra Elida, Malvina, Ruganje s dušom, Vrata od utrobe, Uvod u ...more

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Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
To the last salute Corvette Captain Georg Johannes, Ritter von Trapp, often incorrectly referred to as Baron von Trapp, was an Austro-Hungarian Navy officer. His naval exploits during World War I earned him ...more

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Goran Tribuson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Goran Tribuson Polagana predaja, The Sunken Cemetery Goran Tribuson is a Croatian prose and screenplay writer. Tribuson received his B.A. in literature from the Philosophical Faculty in Zagreb and his M.A. in filmology at the University of Zagreb. ...more

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Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Croatian Tales of Long Ago, The Brave Adventures of Lapitch, From the Archives of Family Brlić in Brod na Savi Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić was a Croatian writer. Within her native land, as well as internationally, she has been praised as the best Croatian writer for children.

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Herman Potočnik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
The problem of space travel, Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums - der Raketen-Motor Herman Potočnik was a Slovene rocket engineer and pioneer of cosmonautics of Slovene ethnicity. He is chiefly remembered for his work addressing the long-term human habitation of space.

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Ivica Djikic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Ivica Djikic is a writer.

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Denny Vrandečić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
XML4Ada95 Denny Vrandecic is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (Institute AIFB) of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He received his Master for ...more

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Franjo Tuđman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Nationalism in contemporary Europe, Hrvatska u monarhističkoj Jugoslaviji, Usudbene povjestice Franjo Tuđman was a Croatian politician, historian and major general of the Yugoslav Army. Following the country's independence from Yugoslavia he became the first President of Croatia. In his ...more

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Igor Štiks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
A castle in Romagna Igor Štiks is a writer and scholar presently living in Edinburgh, UK. He has published two novels. A Castla in Romanie has been translated into English, German and Spanish and won the award for ...more

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Ivo Banac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Cijena Bosne, Hrvatsko jezično pitanje, The Effects of World War I Ivo Banac is a Croatian historian, a long-time history professor at Yale University and was a politician of the former Liberal Party in Croatia. As of 2012, Banac is a consultant for the Bosnian ...more

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Živorad Tomić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Živorad Tomić Diploma za smrt Živorad Tomić is a Croatian film director, screenwriter and critic.

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Milan Trenc is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
The Night at the Museum Milan Trenc is a Croatian illustrator, comics publisher, film director, novelist and educator. Born in Zagreb, there Trenc first went to the School of Applied Arts, which is a high school, then ...more

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Ante Tomić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Ante Tomić is Croatian writer and journalist. A native of a village Glavina Donja near Imotski, Tomić graduated in philosophy and sociology at the University of Zadar. He began to write as a ...more

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Ivo Vojnović is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Ivan "Ivo" Vojnović was a Croatian writer from Dubrovnik.

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Ivan Aralica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Slaves’ souls, Asmodey’s shawl, Builder of an inn Ivan Aralica is a Croatian novelist and essayist. Born in Promina near Knin, and having finished pedagogical school and Philosophical Faculty at the University of Zadar, Aralica had worked in ...more

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Miro Gavran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Miro Gavran Plays, John the Baptist Miro Gavran is a contemporary Croatian writer of short stories, fiction and drama. His works have been translated into 35 languages, and his books have come out in 150 different editions at home ...more

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Darko Macan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Jedi vs. Sith Darko Macan is a Croatian author and illustrator who has created and collaborated on comics, essays and science fiction and fantasy. He is also an editor.

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Tena Štivičić is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Fragile! Tena Štivičić is a Croatian playwright. She was born in Zagreb and studied in the Academy of Drama Art there. She completed an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, University of ...more

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Andrija Štampar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Andrija Štampar Andrija Štampar was a distinguished scholar in the field of social medicine from Croatia.

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Zoran Ferić is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
The death of the little match girl Zoran Ferić is a Croatian writer and columnist who resides in Zagreb. He has attended the Ivan Goran Kovačić Elementary School in the city's wealthy neighborhood of Šalata and graduated in ...more

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Ivo Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Ivo Goldstein Croatia Ivo Goldstein is a Croatian historian, author and ambassador. He received his PhD in history at the University of Zagreb. Since 2001 he is a full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in ...more

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Vjekoslav Perica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Vjekoslav Perica Balkan Idols Vjekoslav Perica is a Croatian historian, journalist and writer who specializes in the modern history of religions in the former Yugoslavia. In his youth, Perica was a talented basketball player ...more

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Zvonimir Balog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Zvonimir Balog Zvonimir Balog is a writer.

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Josip Juraj Strossmayer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Bishop Strossmayer's speech in the Vatican Council of 1870 Josip Juraj Strossmayer was a Croatian politician, Roman Catholic bishop and benefactor.

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Boris Dežulović is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Boris Dežulović is a Croatian journalist and writer, best known as one of the founders of the now defunct satirical magazine Feral Tribune. Dežulović studied art history at the University of ...more

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Drago Štambuk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Drago Štambuk Incompatible animals Drago Štambuk is a Croatian physician, poet, essayist and an ambassador. Štambuk was born in Selca on the island of Brač. He attended the gymnasium in Split, and the University of Zagreb School ...more

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Radovan Ivšić is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Radovan Ivšić King Gordogan Radovan Ivšić was a Croatian writer, best known for his drama Kralj Gordogan and book of poems Crno. Ivšić spent his life uncompromising in the spirit of liberty. Those values made him close to ...more

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Ivor Martinić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Ivor Martinić is a Croatian playwright.

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Julijana Matanović is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Julijana Matanović Julijana Matanović is a Croatian short story writer and novelist. She is also a professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where she teaches contemporary ...more

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Zoran Kršul is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Zoran Kršul

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Zoran Krušvar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Croatia
Zoran Krušvar Zoran Krušvar is a Croatian psychologist and science fiction and fantasy writer, born on April 9, 1977, in Rijeka. He won 4 SFERA awards, in 2002, in 2003, in 2007 and in 2008 from the ...more