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

These authors, like Bolesław Leśmian and Marcin Świetlicki include images when available.

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

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

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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Frédéric Chopin Waltzes for Piano, Chopin Waltzes, The Greater Chopin

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Isaac Deutscher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Isaac Deutscher The prophet unarmed, Marxism in our time, Marxism^! wars^! and revolutions

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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Roman Polanski Roman by Polanski, Polanski: Three Film Scripts, Depoimento

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Isaac Bashevis Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Isaac Bashevis Singer The séance^! and other stories, Shadows on the Hudson, The Slave

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Nâzım Hikmet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Nâzım Hikmet Rubailer, Things I Didn't Know I Loved, Selected poetry

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Grażyna Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Poland

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Andrzej Wajda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Andrzej Wajda Podwójne spojrzenie, Cinema and the Rest of the World, Man of Marble

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Stanisław Lem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Stanisław Lem Solaris, The Futurological Congress, Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

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Agnieszka Holland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Agnieszka Holland Olivier^! Olivier

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Krzysztof Kieślowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Krzysztof Kieślowski Kieślowski on Kieślowski

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Czesław Miłosz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Czesław Miłosz The Captive Mind, To, On time travel

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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Pope John Paul II Through the Year with Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, Prayers and Devotions

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Jerzy Skolimowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Poland

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Agnieszka Osiecka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Agnieszka Osiecka Pantoflisko, Wada serca, Czarna wiewiórka

The Top Beers from Poland

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Jerzy Stuhr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Jerzy Stuhr Tak sobie myślę..., Ucieczka do przodu!, Stuhrowie: Historie rodzinne

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Bruno Schulz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Bruno Schulz The Street of Crocodiles, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, Correspondance et essais critiques

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Rosa Luxemburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Rosa Luxemburg The Accumulation of Capital, Grève de masses^! parti et syndicats, Manifesto

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Tadeusz Konwicki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Tadeusz Konwicki A minor apocalypse, Bohini^! un manoir en Lituanie, Dziura w niebie

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Witold Gombrowicz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Witold Gombrowicz Pérégrinations argentines, Opérette, Three Plays

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Władysław Sikorski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Władysław Sikorski Modern warfare, O polską politykę państwową. Umowy i deklaracje z okresu pełnienia urzędu prezesa Rady Ministrów 18 XII 1922 – 26 V 1923, Polska i Francja w przeszłości i w dobie współczesnej

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Krzysztof Penderecki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Krzysztof Penderecki Das verlorene Paradies, Labirynt czasu, Capriccio^! per violino ed orchestra

The Best Novels About World War 2

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Oskar R. Lange is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Oskar R. Lange Teoria statystyki, Cybernetyka, Teoria reprodukcji i akumulacji

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Arthur Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Arthur Rubinstein My young years, My many years

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Maciej Stuhr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Maciej Stuhr Smuteczek^! czyli ostatni naiwni

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Leopold Infeld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Leopold Infeld The Evolution of Physics, Quest, fourth dimension and relativity ..

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Juliusz Machulski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Poland

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Uri Orlev is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Uri Orlev Run^! Boy^! Run, The Lead Soldiers, The Island on Bird Street

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Jerzy Kosiński is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Jerzy Kosiński The Painted Bird, The future is ours^! comrade, Blind date

The Best Tennis Players from Poland

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Wisława Szymborska is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Wisława Szymborska As Fund as Fillim, Quarterly Review of Literature^! Vol. 23, View with a Grain of Sand

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Zbigniew Herbert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Zbigniew Herbert Selected Poems, Report from the Besieged City & Other Poems, The labyrinth on the sea

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Henryk Sienkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Henryk Sienkiewicz The Deluge, The Knights of the Cross, Quo Vadis

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Jan Kott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Jan Kott Postęp i głupstwo, Roar of the Canon, The eating of the gods

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Marcel Reich-Ranicki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Marcel Reich-Ranicki Über Ruhestörer, Nachprüfung, Der Fall Heine

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Karol Piegza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Poland

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Ernst Toller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Ernst Toller Hoppla^! We're Alive!, Gesammelte Werke^! 5 Bde.^! Bd.4^! Eine Jugend in Deutschland, Die Wandlung

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Jan Pieńkowski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Jan Pieńkowski Christmas Kingdom, Toilet book, Legs the spider

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Jacek Kaczmarski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Jacek Kaczmarski Ale źródło wciąż bije, A śpiewak także był sam, Krzyk

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Pola Negri is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Pola Negri Memoirs of a star

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Zygmunt Bauman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Zygmunt Bauman La Ambivalencia De La Modernidad Y Otras Conversaciones/ Conversations with Zigmunt Bauman, Intimations of postmodernity, Liquid Fear

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Peter Berling is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Peter Berling Das Blut der Könige. Roman, Le Secret des Templiers, El Obispo y Su Santo

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Vasyl Stefanyk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Vasyl Stefanyk Kaminnyi khrest, Synia knyzhechka, Moye Slovo

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I. L. Peretz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
I. L. Peretz Oyfzatsn un felyetonen, Gleichnisse, Gedanḳen un ideen

The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland

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Andrzej Szczypiorski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Andrzej Szczypiorski The Shadow Catcher, Noc^! dzień i noc, Gra z ogniem

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Daniel Libeskind is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Daniel Libeskind Art of Architecture Exhibitions / Presenting Architecture^! The, City Without Plan, Breaking Ground

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Jerzy Andrzejewski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Jerzy Andrzejewski Ashes and Diamonds, The appeal, Niby gaj i inne opowiadania

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Gustaw Morcinek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Poland

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Janusz Korczak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Janusz Korczak King Matt the First, King Matt the First, Kaytek the Wizard

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Oskar Halecki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Oskar Halecki The centenary charter lectures in modern political history^! 1945-1946, Liga Narodów, The limits and divisions of European history

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Bolesław Prus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Bolesław Prus The New Woman, Pharaoh, The Doll

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Kazimierz Waliszewski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Poland
Kazimierz Waliszewski Littérature russe, The story of a throne, Roman imperatrit͡s︡y