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

List includes Gintaras Beresnevičius, Algis Budrys and more.

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Czesław Miłosz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
The Captive Mind, To, On time travel Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat of Lithuanian origin. His World War II-era sequence, The World, is a collection of twenty naive poems. Following the war, ...more

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Algis Budrys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
The Electric Gene Machine, Who?, Michaelmas Algis Budrys was a Lithuanian-American science fiction author, editor, and critic. He was also known under the pen names "Frank Mason," "Alger Rome," "John A. ...more

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Jonas Mekas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Jonas Mekas, Just like a shadow, Laiškai iš niekur Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." His work has been exhibited in museums and ...more

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Bernard Berenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
The Italian painters of the renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto, The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance Bernard Berenson was an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance. He was a major figure in pioneering art attribution and therefore establishing the market for paintings by the ...more

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Zvi Kolitz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Yosl Rakover Talks to God, Survival for what?, Jossel Rackower spricht zu Gott Zvi Kolitz was a Lithuanian-born Jewish film and theatrical producer and a writer whose short story Yosl Rakover Talks to God became a classic of Holocaust literature.

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Vytautas V. Landsbergis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Vytautas V. Landsbergis Vytautas V. Landsbergis is a screenwriter, film director, theatre director and poet.

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Jurga Ivanauskaitė is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Jurga Ivanauskaitė Ragana ir lietus, Stebuklinga spanguolė, Kaip užsiauginti baimę Jurga Ivanauskaitė was a Lithuanian writer. She was born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union. Studying at the Vilnius Art Academy, her first book was The Year of the Lilies of the Valley, ...more

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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlio... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
M.K. Čiurlionis Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter, composer and writer. Čiurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau and was representative of the fin de siècle epoch. He ...more

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Tadeusz Kościuszko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Manœuvres of horse artillery Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko was a Polish military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Belarus, and the United States. He fought in the ...more

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Yaffa Eliach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
There Once was A World Yaffa Eliach is a historian, author, and scholar of Judaic Studies and the Holocaust. She is probably best known for creating the “Tower of Life” made up by 1,500 photographs for permanent ...more

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Balys Sruoga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Forest of the gods, Kas bus, kas nebus Balys Sruoga was a Lithuanian poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. He contributed to cultural journals from his early youth. His works were published by the liberal wing of the ...more

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Judah Leib Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Judah Leib Gordon Judah Leib Gordon, also known as Leon Gordon, was among the most important Hebrew poets of the Jewish Enlightenment. Gordon was born to well-to-do Jewish parents who owned a hotel in Vilnius. As ...more

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Kęstutis Kasparavičius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Kęstutis Kasparavičius The Missing Picture, Rabbit Marcus the Great, Cosas que pasan cada dia Kęstutis Kasparavičius is a Lithuanian author and book illustrator of over 60 children's books. His books have been translated into 22 different languages, including Chinese, Spanish, German, ...more

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Zvi Griliches is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Firm productivity in Israeli industry, R&D and productivity, The discovery of the residual Hirsh Zvi Griliches was an economist at Harvard University. The works by Zvi Griliches mostly concerned the economics of technological change, including empirical studies of diffusion of ...more

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Antanas Škėma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
CELESTE, Cinders and sparks, Sunny days Antanas Škėma was a Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director. His best known work is the novel The White Shroud.

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Jacques Lipchitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Jacques Lipchitz was a Cubist sculptor.

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Alfonsas Eidintas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Lithuania in European Politics, President of Lithuania, Lithuanian Emigration to the United States 1868-1950 Alfonsas Eidintas is a historian, diplomat, and novelist. He is Lithuania's Ambassador to Greece.

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Otto D. Tolischus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Otto D. Tolischus Tokyo record Otto David Tolischus was a Prussian-Lithuanian-born journalist for the New York Times and winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence for his writing in Berlin during World War II. Born ...more

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Violeta Palcinskaite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Violeta Palcinskaite is a Lithuanian poet, playwright and translator.

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Gintaras Beresnevičius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Gintaras Beresnevičius Gintaras Beresnevičius was a Lithuanian historian of religions specializing in Baltic mythology. He together with Norbertas Vėlius is considered to be the best specialist in Lithuanian ...more

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Audrius Beinorius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Audrius Beinorius Imagining otherness Audrius Beinorius is a Lithuanian philosopher, orientalist, translator, Habilitated Doctor of Humane Letters. In 1988, he finished landscape management studies at the Academy of Agriculture. ...more

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Zigmantas Kiaupa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
The history of Lithuania Zigmantas Kiaupa is a Lithuanian historian, archivist, and professor. His specialty is political history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, history of cities and city dwellers, and study of ...more

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Arūnas Bubnys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Arūnas Bubnys The Holocaust in Lithuania between 1941-1944, Nazi resistance movement in Lithuania 1941-1944 Arūnas Bubnys is a Lithuanian historian and archivist. He started his studies at Vilnius University in 1985. In 1993 he received a Ph.D for the thesis Lietuvių antinacinė rezistencija 1941–1944 ...more

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Vytautas Racickas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Vytautas Racickas is a writer.

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Dalia Ibelhauptaitė is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Dalia Ibelhauptaite is a Lithuanian opera, theatre, and film director and playwright, whose work combines the traditions of Russian and Western Theatre.

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Ričardas Šileika is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Ričardas Šileika Ričardas Šileika is a Lithuanian writer, essayist and photographer.

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Paulius Kliševičius is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Lithuania
Paulius Kliševičius