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

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Thomas Mann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice, The Tables of the Law Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels ...more

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Franz Kafka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Metamorphosis, The Trial, The Castle Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "Die ...more

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Heinrich Mann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Der Untertan, Professor Unrat, Die Armen Luiz Heinrich Mann was a German novelist who wrote works with strong social themes. His numerous criticisms of the growth of fascism forced him to flee for his life after the Nazis came to power ...more

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Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Letters to Olga, Politics and Conscience, Antikódy Václav Havel was a Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, and statesman. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the first democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia in 41 years. He then ...more

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Tomáš Masaryk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Les Slaves après la guerre, Otázka sociální, O bolševictví Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, was a Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence ...more

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Jan Švankmajer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Švankmajer's Faust Jan Švankmajer is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists ...more

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Bedřich Smetana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Bartered Bride, Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 Bedřich Smetana was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely ...more

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Jiří Brdečka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Lemonade Joe Jiří Brdečka was a Czech writer, artist, and film director. Brdečka was born in Hranice na Moravě to a literary family; his father, Otakar Brdečka, wrote under the pseudonym Alfa. Brdečka ...more

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Julius Fučík is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Julius Fučík was a Czechoslovak journalist, an active member of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and part of the forefront of the anti-Nazi resistance. He was imprisoned, tortured, and ...more

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Karel Čapek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
War with the Newts, Talks with T.G. Masaryk, R.U.R. Karel Čapek was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. He had multiple roles throughout his career such as playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, and art critic. ...more

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Petr Bezruč is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Petr Bezruč was the pseudonym of Vladimír Vašek, a Czech poet and short story writer who was associated with the region of Austrian Silesia. Bezruč was born in Opava and died in Olomouc.

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Karol Piegza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Karol Piegza was a Polish teacher, writer, folklorist, photographer, and painter from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.

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Emil František Burian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Emil František Burian was a Czech poet, journalist, singer, actor, musician, composer, dramatic adviser, playwright and director. He was also active in Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

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Štefan Osuský is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The way of the free Štefan Osuský, Ph.D., J.D. was an Austro-Hungarian born Slovak lawyer, diplomat, politician and university professor.

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Arnošt Lustig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S, Lovely Green Eyes, Fire on water Arnošt Lustig was a renowned Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays whose works have often involved the Holocaust.

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Golo Mann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Golo Mann, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Erinnerungen und Gedanken Golo Mann, born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Golo Mann originally a ...more

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Martina Navratilova is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Tennis my way, Martina, The shape of your life Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and ...more

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Ivana Trump is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Solo Por Amor, The best is yet to come, For Love Alone-22.00 Ivana Trump is a Czech-American former athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to American business magnate Donald Trump.

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Karel Reisz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Technique of Film Editing, Tecnica del Montaje Cinematografico Karel Reisz was a Czech-born British filmmaker who was active in post–World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in 1950s and 1960s British cinema.

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Jan Kubisz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Jan Kubisz was a Polish educator and poet from the region of Cieszyn Silesia. His poem Płyniesz Olzo po dolinie, centered on the Olza River, became unofficial anthem of Cieszyn Silesia, ...more

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Gustaw Przeczek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Gustaw Przeczek was a Polish writer, poet, teacher and activist from the Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia. He was born in a large coal miner's family in the village of Łazy which lies in the ...more

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Raoul Bott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Lectures on K(X), Morse theory and its application to homotopy theory, Raoul Bott Collected Papers Raoul Bott, ForMemRS was a Hungarian mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense. He is best known for his Bott periodicity theorem, the Morse–Bott ...more

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Alois Jirásek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Some aspects of Czech culture, Gaudeamus igitur, Stories and legends of old Prague from "Old Czech legends Alois Jirásek was a Czech writer, author of historical novels and plays. Jirásek was a secondary-school teacher until his retirement in 1909. He wrote a series of historical novels ...more

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Karel Šíp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Všechnopárty, Ententýky dvě hmoždinky aneb To lepší ze Šípa a Uhlíře, Bavič Karel Šíp is a screenwriter, musician, tv host, comic, actor and lyricist.

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Josef Lada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Bubáci a hastrmani, Ladovy pohádky, Kukadla Josef Lada was a Czech painter and writer. He is best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek's World War One novel The Good Soldier Švejk. He produced nearly 600 cartoons of the Švejk ...more

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Wilhelm Przeczek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Wilhelm Przeczek was a Polish teacher, poet, writer, and activist from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia. He is considered one of the most important Polish writers of his generation from ...more

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Władysław Młynek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Władysław Młynek was a Polish teacher, writer and poet from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia. He attended Polish elementary school in Gródek and later a Polish Gymnasium in Český ...more

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Wiesław Adam Berger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Wiesław Adam Berger was a Polish writer connected with the Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.

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Adam František Kollár is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Adam František Kollár Casparis Ursini Velii De bello Pannonico libri decem ex codicibus manu exaratis caesareis [...] maxima exscriptis illustrati, Humillimum promemoria de ortu, progressu et in Hungaria incolatu gentis Ruthenicae Adam František Kollár de Keresztén was a Slovak jurist, Imperial-Royal Court Councilor and Chief Imperial-Royal Librarian, a member of Natio Hungarica in the Kingdom of Hungary, a ...more

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Karel Hynek Mácha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Máj, May, Cikáni Karel Hynek Mácha was a Czech romantic poet.

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Ernest Braun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Programmed problems in thermodynamics, Futile Progress, Wayward technology Ernest Braun was a British-Austrian scholar in technology policy and technology assessment.

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Franz Baermann Steiner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Taboo, Fluchtvergnüglichkeit, Unruhe ohne Uhr Franz Baermann Steiner was an ethnologist, polymath, essayist, aphorist, and poet. He was familiar, apart from German, Yiddish, Czech, Greek and Latin, with both classical and modern Arabic, ...more

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Jaroslav Seifert is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Selected Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert, A Wreath of Sonnets, The Plague Column Jaroslav Seifert was a Nobel Prize–winning Czechoslovak writer, poet and journalist. Born in Žižkov, a suburb of Prague in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, his first collection of poems ...more

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Celeste Buckingham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
The Lost Princess Celeste Rizvana Buckingham is a Slovak singer, songwriter and polyglot of Swiss-American origins. The former finalist of Česko Slovenská SuperStar, Buckingham gained early recognition on ...more

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Jaroslav Heyrovský is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Practical polarography, Principles of polarography Jaroslav Heyrovský was a Czech chemist and inventor. Heyrovský was the inventor of the polarographic method, father of the electroanalytical method, and recipient of the Nobel ...more

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Henryk Jasiczek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Henryk Jasiczek was a Polish journalist, poet, writer, and activist from the Zaolzie region. He is considered one of the most important Polish writers from Zaolzie after World War II and one of ...more

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Paweł Kubisz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Paweł Kubisz was a Polish poet, writer, journalist, and activist, one of the most important poets from the Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.

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Aurel Stodola is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Steam and gas turbines Aurel Boleslav Stodola was a Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor. He was a pioneer in the area of technical thermodynamics and its applications and published his book Die Dampfturbine in ...more

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Péter Révay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Baron Péter Révay de Szklabina et Blathnicza was a Hungarian nobleman, Royal Crown Guard for the Holy Crown of Hungary, poet, state official, soldier and historian. He was the ...more

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Ivan Lendl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Hitting hot Ivan Lendl is a former world no.1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, he became a United States citizen in 1992. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the ...more

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Jaroslav Kvapil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Jaroslav Kvapil was a Czech poet, playwright, and librettist. From 1900 he was a director and Dramaturg at the National Theatre in Prague, where he introduced plays by Anton Chekhov, Henrik ...more

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Józef Ondrusz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Józef Ondrusz was a Polish teacher, writer and folklorist from the Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia. Ondrusz was born in the village of Darków to a coal miner. He graduated from a ...more

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Alexander Dubček is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Dubcek speaks Alexander Dubček was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia. He attempted to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring but he was forced to resign following Warsaw ...more

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Sybille Pearson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Baby, Giant, Sally and Marsha Sybille Pearson is a playwright, musical theatre lyricist and librettist.

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Hans Zeisel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Die Arbeitslosen von Marienthal, Delay in the court, The limits of law enforcement Hans Zeisel was a writer, lawyer and sociologist.

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Jaroslav Vrchlický is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Jaroslav Vrchlický was one of the greatest Czech lyrical poets. He was born Emil Bohuslav Frída, Vrchlický being a pseudonym. He also wrote epic poetry, plays, prose and ...more

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Antonín Svoboda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Advanced logical circuit design techniques Antonin Svoboda was a Czech computer scientist, mathematician, electrical engineer, and researcher. He is credited with originating the design of fault-tolerant computer systems, and with the ...more

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Igor Kluvánek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Integration structures Igor Kluvánek was a Slovak-Australian mathematician.

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Karel Weinfurter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Karel Weinfurter Meditation And Concentration, Tajné síly přírody a člověka, The Mystic And Karma

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Daniel Hevier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Slovakia
Daniel Hevier Daniel Hevier is a writer.