Writers Famous Authors from Slovenia

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

Everyone from Hugo Wolf to Marko Petkovšek is included on this list.

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

For further information on these historic Slovenian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Slovenian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

Slavoj Žižek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
The Žižek reader, The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology, The Parallax View Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian Marxist philosopher and cultural critic. He is currently a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, ...more

Hugo Wolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Gedichte von Goethe, Texts of the solo songs of Hugo Wolf, Hugo Wolf's briefe an Hugo Faisst Hugo Wolf was an Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder. He brought to this form a concentrated expressive intensity which was unique in late ...more

Primož Trubar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Primož Trubar Catechismus, Abecedarium, Svetiga Pavla lystvvi Primož Trubar or Primož Truber was the Protestant reformer, most known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church ...more

Ciril Kosmač is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Ciril Kosmač Na svoji zemlji, Pomladni dan, Tantadruj Ciril Kosmač was a Slovenian novelist and screenwriter.

Hermann A. Haus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Waves and fields in optoelectronics, Electromagnetic fields and energy, Circuit theory of linear noisy networks Hermann Anton Haus was a Slovene-American physicist, electrical engineer, and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Haus' research and teaching ranged from ...more

Feri Lainšček is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Feri Lainšček Ločil bom peno od valov, Muriša, Petelinji zajtrk Feri Lainšček is a Slovenian writer, poet, and screenwriter.

Paula Gruden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Paula Gruden or Pavla Gruden was an Australian poet, translator, and editor of Slovene descent. Gruden was born in Ljubljana, at the time a town in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. ...more

Renata Salecl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Renata Salecl On anxiety, Perversionen ((Per) Versionen) von Liebe und Haß, Lacan and Love Renata Salecl is a Slovene philosopher, sociologist and legal theorist. She is a senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, and holds a ...more

Tomaz Salamun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Tomaz Salamun The book for my brother, The Selected Poems of Tomaz Salamun, A Ballad for Metka Krasovec Tomaž Šalamun was a Slovenian poet who was a leading figure of postwar neo-avant-garde poetry in Central Europe and internationally acclaimed absurdist. His books of Slovene poetry have been ...more

Goran Vojnović is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Goran Vojnović Goran Vojnović is a Slovenian writer, poet, screenwriter and film director of Croatian origin. He is best known for his 2008 novel Southern Scum Go Home which won him numerous awards as well as ...more

Lila Prap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
1001 Stories, 1001 Historias Lila Prap is the pen name of Slovene illustrator and writer Lilijana Praprotnik Zupančič. She is best known for her humorous children's picture books, published both in her native Slovenia and

Miha Mazzini is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Miha Mazzini King of the Rattling Spirits, The Cartier Project, Guarding Hanna Miha Mazzini is a Slovenian writer, screenwriter and film director with twenty-eight published books, translated in nine languages. He possesses a PhD in anthropology from the Institutum ...more

Nejc Gazvoda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Nejc Gazvoda Nejc Gazvoda is a Slovene writer, screenwriter and director. He has published a number of novels and collections of short stories and also has written the scripts for two successful TV dramas ...more

Vitomil Zupan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Vitomil Zupan was a post-World War II modernist Slovene writer and Gonars concentration camp survivor. Because of his detailed descriptions of sex and violence, he was called Slovene Hemingway, ...more

Danilo Lokar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Danilo Lokar Danilo Lokar was a Slovene Physician and Expressionist writer.

Jože Dežman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Jože Dežman The Making of Slovenia Jože Dežman is a Slovenian historian, museum curator, philosopher and editor. He served as the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History in Ljubljana. Since March 2012, he has been ...more

Janez Gradišnik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Janez Gradišnik Janez Gradišnik, was a Slovenian author and translator.

Dušan Šarotar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Dušan Šarotar Dušan Šarotar is a Slovenian writer, essayist, literary critic and editor. Šarotar was born in the town of Murska Sobota in northeastern Slovenia. He studied sociology and philosophy at the ...more

Marko Petkovšek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Marko Petkovšek A=B Marko Petkovšek is a Slovenian mathematician, born: 1955, working mainly in symbolic computation. He is a professor of discrete and computational mathematics at the University of Ljubljana. He ...more

Tone Perčič is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Tone Perčič Tone Perčič is a Slovenian writer and translator. Perčič was born in Ljubljana in 1954. He studied French and Italian at the University of Ljubljana and worked as a lecturer in Slovene language ...more

Benka Pulko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Benka Pulko Benka Pulko is a Slovenian world traveler, Guinness World Record holder, motivational speaker, author and photographer.

Iztok Osojnik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Iztok Osojnik Iztok Osojnik is a Slovene poet and essayist. Between 1997 and 2004 he was the director of the Vilenica International Literary Festival organized by the Slovene Writers' Association. Osojnik was ...more

Matevž Čelik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Matevž Čelik New architecture in Slovenia

Sebastijan Pregelj is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Sebastijan Pregelj Sebastijan Pregelj is a Slovenian writer.

Peter Andrej is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
Peter Andrej Peter Andrej is a Slovenian poet, musician, guitar player, studio producer, and the producer of the biggest Slovenian festival of singer-songwriters, KantFest. Beside his own songs, Andrej has ...more