Famous Authors from Serbia

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

Everyone from Branislav Petronievic to Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac is included on this list.

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

For further information on these historic Serbian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Serbian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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  • Dejan Stojanović
    Sunce sebe gleda, Razgovori by Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987
    • Birthplace: Peć, Serbia
    • Birthdate: 03-11-1959
    • Nationality: Serbia
    Dejan Stojanović (Serbian: Дејан Стојановић, pronounced [dejan stojanoʋitɕ]; born 11 March 1959) is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist. His poetry is ...more
  • Karl Malden
    When do I start?
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Birthdate: 03-22-1912
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor. He was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a ...more
  • Emir Kusturica
    Smrt je neprovjerena glasina, Sto jada
    • Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Birthdate: 11-24-1954
    • Nationality: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Serbia
    Emir Kusturica (Serbian Cyrillic: Емир Кустурица; born 24 November 1954) is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician. He has been recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films, as ...more
  • Nikola Tesla
    Colorado Springs Notes, 1899–1900, The Problem of Increasing Human Energy
    • Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
    • Birthdate: 07-10-1856
    • Nationality: Austrian Empire, United States of America, Austria-Hungary
    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current ...more
  • Charles Simic
    The Best American Poetry 1992, Master Breasts: Objectified, Aesthetisized
    • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
    • Birthdate: 05-09-1938
    • Nationality: Serbia, United States of America
    Charles Simic (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић [dǔʃan tʃârls sǐːmitɕ]; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938) is a Serbian-American poet and former co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer ...more
  • Đorđe Balašević
    Dodir svile, Tri posleratna druga, Jedan od onih života
    • Birthplace: Serbia, Novi Sad
    • Birthdate: 05-11-1953
    • Nationality: Serbia
    Đorđe Balašević (Serbian Cyrillic: Ђорђе Балашевић; born 11 May 1953) is a prominent Serbian and former Yugoslav recording artist and singer-songwriter. Balašević started his career in the 1977 as a ...more