Authors 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
Yuri Pavlovich German was a Soviet Russian writer, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist.

Sergei Eisenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
The Film Sense, Immoral memories, A premature celebration of Eisenstein's centenary 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, ...more

Imants Ziedonis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Trioletas, Pasaka par bizi., Mirkļi. Foreles. Imants Ziedonis was a Latvian poet who first rose to fame during the Soviet occupation of Latvia.

Yury Tynyanov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Lieutenant Kijé, Young Pushkin, The problem of verse language 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 ...more

Leons Briedis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Leons Briedis Leons Briedis is a Latvian poet, a novelist, an essayist, a literary critic and publisher, translator of prose and poetry from Latin, Russian, English, Romance languages, Swahili, Albanian a. o. ...more

Manfred Kyber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Manfred Kyber The Three Candles of Little Veronica, Meister Mathias, Gesammelte Märchen Manfred Kyber is a writer.

Daina Taimina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes Daina Taimina is a Latvian mathematician, currently Adjunct Associate Professor at Cornell University, known for crocheting objects to illustrate hyperbolic space. She received all her formal ...more

Juris Hartmanis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Algebraic Structure Theory of Sequential Machines Juris Hartmanis is a prominent computer scientist and computational theorist who, with Richard E. Stearns, received the 1993 ACM Turing Award "in recognition of their seminal paper which ...more

Leonīds Breikšs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Maldugunis, Velreiz Naksu, Musu Svetais Mantojums Leonīds Breikšs was a noted 1930s Latvian poet, journalist and patriot. His Latvian-based country style sits with contemporaries including Aleksandrs Pelecis, Jānis Medenis, Gunars Freimanis, ...more

Mikhail Tal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Tal-Botvinnik, 1960, Attack with Mikhail Tal Mikhail Tal was a Latvian Soviet chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion. Widely regarded as a creative genius and the best attacking player of all time, he played in a daring, ...more

Inta Ezergailis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Inta Ezergailis Inta's Poems I, Woman writers--the divided self, Critical Essays on Thomas Mann Inta Ezergailis, was a Latvian American professor emerita of German literature at Cornell University from 1969 to 1999, specializing in Thomas Mann and contemporary women writers. In 1965, she ...more

Modris Eksteins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Modris Eksteins Rites of Spring, The limits of reason, Walking Since Daybreak Modris Eksteins is a Canadian historian with a special interest in German history and modern culture. His works include Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age, which won ...more

Dorothea Krook-Gilead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Dorothea Krook-Gilead The ordeal of consciousness in Henry James, Elements of tragedy Dorothea Krook-Gilead was an Israeli literary scholar, a translator, and a professor of English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University.

Artis Pabriks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Artis Pabriks Latvia, Occupational representation and ethnic discrimination in Latvi͡a Artis Pabriks is a Latvian politician and a Member of the European Parliament. In 1992 he obtained a degree in history from the University of Latvia and completed his Ph.D. in political science ...more

Nicolas Sidjakov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Nicolas Sidjakov was a Latvian-born American commercial artist and illustrator. Sidjakov was born in Riga, Latvia. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, worked in advertising, and ...more

Inese Vaidere is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Inese Vaidere Development of the banking system in Latvia Inese Vaidere is a Latvian politician and a Member of the European Parliament. She was Minister of State for the Environment in the Krištopans cabinet from 1998-1999, Vice-Mayor of Riga from ...more

Juris Māters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Latvia
Juris Māters Juris Māters was a Latvian writer and journalist.