Famous Authors from Slovenia

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
    The Žižek reader, The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology, The Parallax View
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Birthdate: 03-21-1949
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    Slavoj Žižek ( (listen) SLAH-voy ZHEE-zhek; Slovene: [ˈslaʋɔj ˈʒiʒɛk]; born 21 March 1949), a Slovenian philosopher, is a researcher at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ljubljana ...more
  • Hugo Wolf
    Gedichte von Goethe, Texts of the solo songs of Hugo Wolf, Hugo Wolf's briefe an Hugo Faisst
    • Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
    • Birthdate: 03-13-1860
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    Hugo Philipp Jacob Wolf (13 March 1860 – 22 February 1903) was an Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder. He brought to this form a concentrated ...more
  • Primož Trubar
    Catechismus, Abecedarium, Svetiga Pavla lystvvi
    • Birthplace: Rašica, Velike Lašče, Slovenia
    • Birthdate: 06-08-1508
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    Primož Trubar or Primus Truber (pronunciation ) (1508 – 28 June 1586) was a Slovenian Protestant Reformer of the Lutheran tradition, mostly known as the author of the first Slovene language printed ...more
  • Ciril Kosmač
    Na svoji zemlji, Pomladni dan, Tantadruj
    • Birthplace: Slap ob Idrijci, Tolmin, Slovenia
    • Birthdate: 09-28-1910
    • Nationality: Slovenia
    Ciril Kosmač (28 September 1910 – 28 January 1980) was a Slovenian novelist and screenwriter.