writers Famous Authors from Latvia

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

List authors range from Juris Māters to Manfred Kyber.

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

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Yuri German is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
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Yuri Pavlovich German was a Soviet Russian writer, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. ...more

Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

Birthdate: 1910-04-04

Nationality: Latvia, Russian Empire, Soviet Union

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Sergei Eisenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and October, as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible. ...more

Works Written: The Film Sense, Immoral memories, A premature celebration of Eisenstein's centenary, Notes of a Film Director, On the composition of the short fiction scenario, + more

Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

Birthdate: 1898-01-22

Nationality: Russian Empire, Soviet Union

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Imants Ziedonis was a Latvian poet who first rose to fame during the Soviet occupation of Latvia. ...more

Works Written: Trioletas, Pasaka par bizi., Mirkļi. Foreles., Nenoteiktā bija, Epifānijas. 3. grāmata., + more

Birthplace: Sloka, Latvia

Birthdate: 1933-05-03

Nationality: Latvia

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Yury Tynyanov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
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Yury Nikolaevich Tynyanov was a famous Soviet/Russian writer, literary critic, translator, scholar and screenwriter. He was an authority on Pushkin and an important member of the Russian Formalist school. ...more

Works Written: Lieutenant Kijé, Young Pushkin, The problem of verse language, Death and diplomacy in Persia

Birthplace: Rēzekne, Latvia

Birthdate: 1894-10-18

Nationality: Latvia, Soviet Union

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