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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?"

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Dejan Stojanović is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dejan Stojanović Sunce sebe gleda, Razgovori by Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987 Dejan Stojanović is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist. His poetry is characterized by a recognizable system of thought and poetic devices, ...more

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Karl Malden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Karl Malden When do I start? Karl Malden was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film ...more

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Emir Kusturica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Emir Kusturica Smrt je neprovjerena glasina, Sto jada Emir Kusturica is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician. He has been recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films, as well as his projects in town-building. He has twice won ...more

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Nikola Tesla Colorado Springs Notes, 1899–1900, The Problem of Increasing Human Energy 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

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Charles Simic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Charles Simic The Best American Poetry 1992, Master Breasts: Objectified, Aesthetisized Dušan "Charles" Simić is a Serbian-American poet and was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a ...more

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Đorđe Balašević is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Đorđe Balašević Dodir svile, Tri posleratna druga, Jedan od onih života Đorđe Balašević is a prominent Serbian and former Yugoslav singer-songwriter. Balašević started his career in the 1977 as a member of the pop rock band Žetva, before leaving to form the pop rock ...more

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Momo Kapor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Momo Kapor A Guide to the Serbian mentality, Lero – kralj leptira, 101 priča Momčilo "Momo" Kapor was a Serbian novelist and painter. Kapor is the author of over forty novels, short stories, travel and autobiographic books and essays. He was introduced to the ...more

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Milorad Pavić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Milorad Pavić Dictionary of the Khazars, Landscape Painted with Tea, The Fish Skin Hat Milorad Pavić was a Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and literary historian. Born in Belgrade in 1929, he published many poems, short stories and novels during his lifetime, the most ...more

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Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin From Immigrant to Inventor, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Thermodynamics of reversible cycles in gases and saturated vapors Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of ...more

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Dušan Kovačević is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dušan Kovačević The professional Dušan Kovačević is a Serbian playwright and director best known for his theater plays and movie scripts. He also served as the ambassador of Serbia in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Mihailo Petrović is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Mihailo Petrović Integrales premieres a restrictions, Daleka kopna i mora, Metafore i alegorije Mihailo Petrović Alas, was an influential Serbian mathematician and inventor. He was also a distinguished professor at Belgrade University, an academic, fisherman, writer, publicist, musician, ...more

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Dezső Kosztolányi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dezső Kosztolányi Skylark, Anna Édes, Kornél Esti Dezső Kosztolányi was a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.

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Bora Đorđević is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Bora Đorđević Šta je pesnik hteo da kaže, Neću, Srbi bez muke Borisav "Bora" Đorđević, also known as Bora Čorba, is a Serbian singer, songwriter and poet. He is best known as the lead singer for the Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band Riblja ...more

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Vasko Popa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Vasko Popa Nepočin-polje, Collected poems, Nebenhimmel: Gedichte Vasiliu "Vasko" Popa was a Serbian poet of Romanian descent.

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Mileva Marić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Mileva Marić Mileva Marić was a Serbian physicist. She was the only woman among Albert Einstein's fellow students at the Zurich Polytechnic. They developed a relationship and had a daughter before their ...more

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Marina Abramović is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Marina Abramović Abramovic, Relation/works, La Torre Di Pisa Marina Abramović is a Serbian and former Yugoslav artist based in New York, a performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Her work explores the relationship between performer and ...more

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Mirko Kovač is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Mirko Kovač Vrata od utrobe Mirko Kovač was a Yugoslav writer. Kovač was born in the village of Petrovići near Nikšić. His works are novels: Gubilište, Moja sestra Elida, Malvina, Ruganje s dušom, Vrata od utrobe, Uvod u ...more

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Miloš Crnjanski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Miloš Crnjanski Chosen verses, A Novel about London, Lyrics of Ithaca Miloš Crnjanski was a poet of the expressionist wing of Serbian modernism, author, and a diplomat. From his beginnings as a journalist whose social-political stance was at one moment openly ...more

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Dušan Radović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dušan Radović Vukova azbuka, Pričam ti priču, Che: A Permanent Tragedy Dušan "Duško" Radović was a Serbian children's writer, poet, journalist, aphorist and TV editor.

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Katalin Ladik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Katalin Ladik Stories of the seven-headed sewing machine Katalin Ladik is a Hungarian poet, performance artist and actress. She was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and in the last 20 years she has lived and worked alternately in Novi Sad, Serbia, in ...more

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Petar II Petrović-Njegoš is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš The Mountain Wreath, The ray of microcosm, The Serbian Mirror Petar II Petrović-Njegoš was a Prince-Bishop of Montenegro, poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in the history of Montenegrin and Serbian ...more

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Dositej Obradović is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dositej Obradović Pisma Budim, Izica, Pesme o izbavleniju Serbije Dimitrije "Dositej" Obradović was a Serbian author, philosopher, linguist, traveler, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia. An influential protagonist of the Serbian ...more

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Vuk Stefanović Karadžić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić Srpske narodne pesme V, Praviteljstvujušči sovjet serbski za vremena Kara-Djordjijeva, Žitije hajduk-Veljka Petrovića Vuk Stefanović Karadžić was a Serbian philologist and linguist who was the major reformer of the Serbian language. He deserves, perhaps, for his collections of songs, fairy tales, and riddles, ...more

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Dušan Radić is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dušan Radić Glasovi sa Sumarica Dušan Radić was a Serbian composer, university professor, and a full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Borisav Stanković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Borisav Stanković The Old Days, Impure Blood, God's Children Borisav "Bora" Stanković was a Serbian writer belonging to the school of realism. His novels and short stories depict the life of people from South Serbia. He belongs to an exceptional ...more

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Vuk Drašković is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Vuk Drašković Knife Vuk Drašković, leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement, is a Serbian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Minister of Foreign ...more

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Milovan Vitezović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Milovan Vitezović Professor Kosta Vujic's Hat, King Petar's socks Milovan Vitezović, is a Serbian writer, professor and screenwriter. He writes songs, novels, essays, reviews, aphorisms, movies and TV scripts. He has published more than forty books in over one ...more

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Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac Stevan Stojanović, known as Stevan Mokranjac was a Serbian composer and music educator. Born in Negotin in 1856, Mokranjac studied music in Belgrade, Munich, Rome and Leipzig while in his ...more

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Draža Mihailović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Draža Mihailović The trial of Dragoljub-Draža Mihailović Dragoljub "Draža" Mihailović was a Yugoslav Serb general during World War II. A staunch royalist, he retreated to the mountains near Belgrade when the Germans overran Yugoslavia in ...more

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Vojislav Koštunica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Vojislav Koštunica Party pluralism or monism Vojislav Koštunica is a former Serbian politician. He was the last president of Yugoslavia from 2000 to 2003, and the prime minister of Serbia in two terms. He was one of the founders and the ...more

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Borisav Jović is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Borisav Jović The economic development of the SFR of Yugoslavia Borisav Jović is a former Serbian communist politician, who served as the Serbian member of the collective presidency of Yugoslavia during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He graduated from the ...more

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Milan Vukcevich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Milan Vukcevich Strain-enhanced diffusion Milan Radoje Vukcevich was a Yugoslav scientist, chess International Master, Grandmaster chess problem composer, and writer. Vukcevich was born in Belgrade. In 1955 he won the Yugoslav Junior ...more

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Svetislav Basara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Svetislav Basara Civil war within, The Cyclist Conspiracy, Uspon i pad Parkinsonove bolesti Svetislav Basara is a contemporary Serbian author. In addition to writing, he was politically active through Democratic Christian Party of Serbia and also had a diplomatic stint. He is the ...more

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Srđa Trifković is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Srđa Trifković The Sword of the Prophet Srđa Trifković is a Serbian-American writer on international affairs and foreign affairs editor for the paleoconservative magazine Chronicles. He was director of the Center for International ...more

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Dejan Medaković is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dejan Medaković Serbs in the history of Trieste Dejan Medaković was a Serbian writer, historian, professor and significant contributor to Serbian culture. Medaković had served as the President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the ...more

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Dragoslav Bokan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dragoslav Bokan Ognjeni ljiljani, Politika: Mit, hronika Dragoslav Bokan is a Serbian film director and writer.

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Flora Sandes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Flora Sandes An English woman-sergeant in the Serbian army Flora Sandes was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially a St. John Ambulance volunteer, she travelled to Serbia, where, in the confusion of war, she ...more

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Azem Vllasi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Azem Vllasi Azem Vllasi is a senior Kosovo Albanian politician and lawyer.

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Lukijan Mušicki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Lukijan Mušicki Lukijan Mušicki was a Serbian poet, prose writer, and polyglot.

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Vesna Pešić is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Vesna Pešić Serbian nationalism and the origins of the Yugoslav crisis Vesna Pešić is a Serbian politician, one of the leaders of opposition movement in Serbia. In February 2012, Vesna Pešić announced she will leave active politics after parliamentary elections on ...more

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Sasa V. Rakovic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Sasa V. Rakovic Robust Control of Constrained Discrete Time Systems: Characterization and Implementation

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Branislav Petronievic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Branislav Petronievic Branislav Petronievic is a Serbian philosopher and mathematician.

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Aleksandar Đuričić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Aleksandar Đuričić Surf na crvenom talasu Aleksandar Đuričić is a young Serbian novelist and a playwright. Author of the novel Surf na crvenom talasu and play Marlon Monroe.

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Ana Tasić is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Ana Tasić Ana Tasić is a Serbian theatre critic and researcher. Since July 2005 she has been writing theatre critiques for the daily newspaper Politika, based in Belgrade.

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Prvoslav Vujčić is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Prvoslav Vujčić Prvoslav Vujčić is a Serbian Canadian writer, poet, translator, columnist and aphorist. Vujčić has been described as one of the most prominent Serbian writers in the Serbian diaspora. He is the ...more

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Ljubodrag Simonović is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Ljubodrag Simonović Ljubodrag "Duci" Simonović is a Serbian retired basketball player and author. He played with Red Star Belgrade, with which he won two National Championships, three Radivoj Korać ...more

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Vladimir Arsenijević is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Vladimir Arsenijević In the hold Vladimir Arsenijević is a Serbian novelist, columnist, translator, editor, musician, and publisher. He lives and works in Belgrade.

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Matija Ban is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Matija Ban Matija Ban was a Serb-Catholic poet, dramatist, and playwright, born in the city of Dubrovnik, who became known as one of the first Catholics from Dubrovnik who expressed a Serb nationality. He ...more

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Dušan Ninić is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dušan Ninić Dušan Ninić is a Serbian novelist.

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Dragomir Dujmov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Serbia
Dragomir Dujmov Dragomir Dujmov is a Serbian poet, novelist and short story writer from Hungary. Dujmov is a leading Serbian poet and writer in Hungary. Dragomir Dujmov was born on March 17, 1963 in Szentes. He ...more