Famous Authors from Poland

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
    Waltzes for Piano, Chopin Waltzes, The Greater Chopin
    • Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
    • Birthdate: 03-01-1810
    • Nationality: Poland
  • The prophet unarmed, Marxism in our time, Marxism
    • Birthplace: Chrzanów, Poland
    • Birthdate: 1907
    • Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom
  • Roman Polanski
    Roman by Polanski, Polanski: Three Film Scripts, Depoimento
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Birthdate: 08-18-1933
    • Nationality: France, Poland
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    The séance, and other stories, Shadows on the Hudson
    • Birthplace: Leoncin, Poland
    • Birthdate: 11-21-1902
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
  • Nâzım Hikmet
    Rubailer, Things I Didn't Know I Loved, Selected poetry
    • Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Birthdate: 01-15-1902
    • Nationality: Poland, Turkey
  • Andrzej Wajda
    Podwójne spojrzenie, Cinema and the Rest of the World, Man of Marble
    • Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
    • Birthdate: 03-06-1926
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Stanisław Lem
    Solaris, The Futurological Congress, Memoirs Found in a Bathtub
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
    • Birthdate: 09-12-1921
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Agnieszka Holland
    Olivier, Olivier
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Birthdate: 11-28-1948
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski
    Kieślowski on Kieślowski
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Birthdate: 06-27-1941
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Czesław Miłosz
    The Captive Mind, To, On time travel
    • Birthplace: Šeteniai, Lithuania
    • Birthdate: 06-30-1911
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
  • Pope John Paul II
    Through the Year with Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, Prayers and Devotions
    • Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
    • Birthdate: 05-18-1920
    • Nationality: Poland, Vatican City, Second Polish Republic
  • Agnieszka Osiecka
    Pantoflisko, Wada serca, Czarna wiewiórka
    • Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw
    • Birthdate: 10-09-1936
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Jerzy Stuhr
    Tak sobie myślę..., Ucieczka do przodu!, Stuhrowie: Historie rodzinne
    • Birthplace: Poland, Kraków
    • Birthdate: 04-18-1947
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Bruno Schulz
    The Street of Crocodiles, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, Correspondance et essais critiques
    • Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
    • Birthdate: 07-12-1892
    • Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary
  • Rosa Luxemburg
    The Accumulation of Capital, Grève de masses, parti et syndicats
    • Birthplace: Zamość, Second Polish Republic
    • Birthdate: 03-05-1871
    • Nationality: Poland, Germany
  • Tadeusz Konwicki
    A minor apocalypse, Bohini, un manoir en Lituanie
    • Birthplace: Naujoji Vilnia
    • Birthdate: 06-22-1926
    • Nationality: 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
    • Birthplace: Tuszów Narodowy, Poland
    • Birthdate: 05-20-1881
    • Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary
  • Krzysztof Penderecki
    Das verlorene Paradies, Labirynt czasu, Capriccio
    • Birthplace: Dębica, Poland
    • Birthdate: 11-23-1933
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Oskar R. Lange
    Teoria statystyki, Cybernetyka, Teoria reprodukcji i akumulacji
    • Birthplace: Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
    • Birthdate: 07-27-1904
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
  • Arthur Rubinstein
    My young years, My many years
    • Birthplace: Poland, Łódź
    • Birthdate: 01-28-1887
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
  • Maciej Stuhr
    Smuteczek, czyli ostatni naiwni
    • Birthplace: Poland, Kraków
    • Birthdate: 1975
    • Nationality: Poland
  • Leopold Infeld
    The Evolution of Physics, Quest, fourth dimension and relativity ..
    • Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
    • Birthdate: 08-20-1898
    • Nationality: Canada, Poland, United States of America, Austria-Hungary