Famous Authors from Romania

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

This list contains authors like Iosif Constantin Drăgan and Corneliu Coposu.

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

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Joseph M. Juran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Quality-control handbook, Case studies in industrial management, Bureaucracy
Joseph Moses Juran was a Romanian-born American engineer and management consultant. He is principally remembered as an evangelist for quality and quality management, having written several ...more
Carmen Firan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Inhabited words, The farce, Puterea cuvintelor
Carmen Firan is a Romanian poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist, and playwright, resident in New York. She has published fifteen books of poetry, novels, essays and short stories. Her ...more
Elie Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Night, The Gates of the Forest, Day
Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Jewish-American professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the ...more
Mircea Eliade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Romanul adolescentului miop, Bengal nights, Le Sacré et le Profane
Mircea Eliade was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established ...more
Eugène Ionesco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Rhinoceros, Exit the King, The Lesson
Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, ...more
Lucian Blaga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Poems of light, Gîndirea românească în Transilvania în secolul al XVIII-lea, Trilogia culturii
Lucian Blaga was a Romanian philosopher, poet, playwright and novelist.
Tristan Tzara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Handkerchief of Clouds, Le surréalisme et l'après-guerre, L'Egypte
Tristan Tzara was a French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist of Romanian Jewish descent. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film ...more
Liviu Rebreanu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Ion, Both, Forest of the Hanged
Liviu Rebreanu was a Romanian novelist, playwright, short story writer, and journalist.
Andrei Codrescu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Christopher Felver: The Importance of Being, New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City
Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-born American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio. He was the Mac Curdy Distinguished Professor of English at ...more
Hermann Oberth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
The Moon Car, Man Into Space, The Electric Spaceship
Hermann Julius Oberth was an Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics.
Mihai Eminescu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Proză literară, Dorința, Luceafărul
Mihai Eminescu was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and he ...more
Panait Istrati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Viața lui Adrian Zografi, Ciulinii Bărăganului, Kodin
Panait Istrati was a Romanian writer of French and Romanian expression, nicknamed The Maxim Gorky of the Balkans. Istrati was first noted for the depiction of one homosexual character in his
Gellu Naum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Teribilul interzis, Întrebătorul, My Tired Father
Gelu Naum was a prominent Romanian poet, dramatist, novelist, children's writer, and translator. He is remembered as the founder of the Romanian Surrealist group. The artist Lyggia Naum, his ...more
Marin Sorescu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Céramique, Norii, Censored poems
Marin Sorescu was a Romanian poet, playwright, and novelist. Marin Sorescu was a poet, playwright, prose writer, essayist and translator. His works were translated into more than 20 countries, ...more
Mihail Sadoveanu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
The Hatchet, Ochi de urs, Frații Jderi
Mihail Sadoveanu was a Romanian novelist, short story writer, journalist and political figure, who twice served as acting head of state for the communist republic. One of the most prolific ...more
Emil Cioran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Drawn and Quartered, Précis de décomposition, La tentation d'exister
Emil Michel Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. Cioran was born in Rășinari, Sibiu County, which was part of Austria-Hungary at the ...more
János Mattis-Teutsch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
János Mattis-Teutsch or Máttis-Teutsch, Mátis-Teutsch was a Hungarian and Romanian painter, sculptor, graphic artist, art critic, and poet. Best known for his Seelenblumen ...more
Herta Müller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
The Land of Green Plums, Der Fuchs war damals schon der Jäger, The Appointment
Herta Müller is a German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf, Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the ...more
Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, The flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner is a film score composer.
Grigore Vieru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Izvorul şi clipa, Metafore albastre, Trei iezi
Grigore Vieru was a Moldovan poet and writer. He is mostly known for his poems and books for children. His poetry is characterized by vivid natural scenery, patriotism, as well as a venerated ...more
Gregor von Rezzori is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
The death of my brother Abel, Der arbeitslose König, Der Schwan
Gregor von Rezzori, born Gregor Arnulph Hilarius d'Arezzo, was an Austrian-born German-language novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and author of radio plays, as well as an actor, journalist, ...more
Nadia Comăneci is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Letters to a Young Gymnast
Nadia Elena Comăneci is a Romanian former gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in ...more
Alexander Isaakovich Gelman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Alexander Isaakovich Gelman, original given name Shunya, is a Bessarabian-born Soviet and Russian playwright, writer, and screenwriter. A survivor of the Holocaust during childhood, Gelman ...more
Ion Iliescu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Romania in Europe and in the world, Fragmente de viață și istorie trăită, Revoluția trăită
Ion Iliescu is a Romanian politician and statesman, who served as President of Romania from 1989 until 1996, and from 2000 until 2004. From 1996 to 2000 and from 2004 until his retirement in ...more
Gherasim Luca is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Romania
Héros-Limite, L'Extrême-Occidentale, Ce Château Pressenti
Gherasim Luca was a French-speaking Surrealist theorist and poet. Born in Romania, he regarded himself as an apatrid. His entire post-Second World War work is written in French. He is frequently ...more