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 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, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris and Washington, D.C., then in 1951 defected to the West. His nonfiction book, The Captive Mind, became a classic of anti-Stalinism. From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970. In 1978 he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and in 1980 the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1999 he was named a Puterbaugh Fellow. After the fall of the ...more
Works Written: The Captive Mind, To, On time travel, Nieobjeta ziemia, An Excursion through the Twenties and Thirties, + more
Birthplace: Šeteniai, Lithuania
Nationality: Poland, Lithuania, United States of America, Russian Empire
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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. Sentry," "William Scarff," and "Paul Janvier." ...more
Works Written: The Electric Gene Machine, Who?, Michaelmas, Blood & Burning, Writing to the Point, + more
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia
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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 festivals worldwide. ...more
Works Written: Jonas Mekas, Just like a shadow, Laiškai iš niekur, Pavieniai žodžiai, I had nowhere to go, + more
Birthplace: Biržai, Lithuania
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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 "Old Masters". ...more
Works Written: The Italian painters of the renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto, The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance, Sketch for a self-portrait, The passionate sightseer, + more
Birthplace: Butrimonys, Lithuania
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