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
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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, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. He writes widely on a diverse range of topics, including political theory, film theory, cultural studies, theology, and psychoanalysis. Žižek achieved international recognition as a social theorist after the 1989 publication of his first book in English, The Sublime Object of Ideology, which disputed a Marxist interpretation of ideology as false consciousness and argued ...more

Works Written: The Žižek reader, The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology, The Parallax View, The Sublime Object of Ideology, Contingency^! Hegemony^! Universality, + more

Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Birthdate: 1949-03-21

Nationality: Slovenia

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Hugo Wolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
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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 Romantic music, somewhat related to that of the Second Viennese School in concision but diverging greatly in technique. Though he had several bursts of extraordinary productivity, particularly in 1888 and 1889, depression frequently interrupted his creative periods, and his last composition was written in 1898, before he suffered a mental collapse caused by syphilis. ...more

Works Written: Gedichte von Goethe, Texts of the solo songs of Hugo Wolf, Hugo Wolf's briefe an Hugo Faisst, Nachgelassene Werke, Letters to Melanie Köchert, + more

Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Birthdate: 1860-03-13

Nationality: Slovenia

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Primož Trubar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
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Primož Trubar


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 of the Duchy of Carniola, notable for consolidating the Slovene language. Trubar is the key figure of Slovenian cultural history and in many aspects a major historical personality. ...more

Works Written: Catechismus, Abecedarium, Svetiga Pavla lystvvi, Ena molitov tih kerszhenikov, Catechismvs, + more

Birthplace: Rašica, Velike Lašče, Slovenia

Birthdate: 1508-06-08

Nationality: Slovenia

Ciril Kosmač is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Slovenia
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Ciril Kosmač


Ciril Kosmač was a Slovenian novelist and screenwriter. ...more

Works Written: Na svoji zemlji, Pomladni dan, Tantadruj, Prazna ptičnica, Balada o trobenti in oblaku

Birthplace: Slap ob Idrijci, Tolmin, Slovenia

Birthdate: 1910-09-28

Nationality: Slovenia