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Famous Authors from Ukraine

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

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Nikolai Gogol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Dead Souls, The Government Inspector, Nevsky Prospekt
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective ...more
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Yevgeniy Yevtushenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Ne umiraĭ prezhde smerti, Stolen Apples
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films.
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Kazimir Malevich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Lenʹ kak deĭstvitelʹnai︠a︡ istina chelovechestva, Suprematismus, Les arts de la representation
Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was a Polish-Russian painter and art theoretician. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement.
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Vladimir Korolenko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Slepoĭ muzykant, Les shumit, Le musicien aveugle
Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko was a Russian short story writer, journalist, human rights activist and humanitarian. His short stories were known for their harsh description of nature based ...more
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Achmed Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Wings or Tales of the Psychic, The Thief of Bagdad, Mysteries of Asia
Achmed Abdullah was an American writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films. He was the author of the ...more
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Anton Makarenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Collective Family, Problems of Soviet School Education, A Book for Parents
Anton Semenovych Makarenko was a Russian and Soviet educator and writer, who promoted democratic ideas and principles in educational theory and practice. As one of the founders of Soviet ...more
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Sophie Tucker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Some of these days
Sophie Tucker was a Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her stentorian delivery of comical and risqué songs, she was one of the most ...more
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Sy Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Twelve O'Clock High
Sy Bartlett was an American author and screenwriter/producer of Hollywood films. Born Sacha Baraniev in Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of four and adopted the name Sidney ...more
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Stephen Timoshenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Stephen Timoshenko Mecanica de Materiales - 4b, Vibration problems in engineering, Collection of papers
Stepan Prokopovych Timoshenko, was a Russian engineer of Ukrainian ethnicity. He is believed to be the father of modern engineering mechanics. A founding member of the Ukrainian Academy of ...more
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Leo Birinski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Leo Birinski was a playwright, screenwriter and director. He worked in Austria-Hungary, Germany and in the United States. As a playwright in Europe he gained his biggest popularity in 1910 – ...more
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Alex Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Susan Slept Here
Alex Gottlieb was a film producer, television producer, writer and screenwriter.
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Ivan Franko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Boa constrictor, and other stories, Do svitla
Ivan Yakovych Franko was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social and literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, ethnographer, the author of the first ...more
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Sheilah Graham Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Confessions of a Hollywood columnist, Hinh anh mo t nguo i di =, Hollywood revisited
Sheilah Graham Westbrook was an English-born American nationally syndicated gossip columnist during Hollywood's "Golden Age," who, with Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, wielded power ...more
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Hryhorii Skovoroda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Fables and aphorisms, Virshi, pisni
Gregory Skovoroda, also Hryhorii Skovoroda, or Grigory Skovoroda was a Ukrainian and Russian philosopher, poet, teacher and composer. Skovoroda was of a Cossack background in current day ...more
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Sam Spewack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Kiss Me, Kate, My Three Angels
Samuel (September 16, 1899 - October 14, 1971) and Bella Spewack (March 25, 1899 - April 27, 1990) were a Tony Award-winning husband-and-wife writing team. Samuel, who also directed many of ...more
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Sever Gansovsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Sever Gansovsky The Day of Wrath
Sever Gansovsky was an author and screenwriter.
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Ivan Drach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Svitylnyky sadu, Sontse i slovo, Kyïvs’ke nebo
Ivan Drach is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, literary critic, politician, and political activist. Drach played an important role in the founding of Rukh – the People's Movement of Ukraine – and ...more
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Volodymyr Sosyura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Zhuravli pryletily, Tretia rota, The Red Winter
Volodymyr Sosyura was a Ukrainian lyric poet, writer, veteran of the Russian Civil War.
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Karl Emil Franzos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Leib Weihnachtskuchen and his child
Karl Emil Franzos was a popular Austrian novelist of the late 19th century. His works, both reportage and fiction, concentrate on the multi-ethnic corner of Galicia, Podolia and Bukovina, now ...more
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Jacobo Timerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Prisoner without a name, cell without a number, Cuba hoy
Jacobo Timerman, born in the Soviet Union, was an Argentine publisher, journalist, and author of Lithuanian Jewish descent, who is most noted for his confronting and reporting the atrocities of ...more
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Cassandre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
The Poster Art of A. M. Cass
Cassandre, pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron was a Ukrainian-French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer.
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Fridrikh Gorenshtein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Fridrikh Gorenshtein Dom s bashenkoi
Friedrich Naumovich Gorenstein, or Fridrikh Gorenshtein was a Russian author and screenwriter. His works primarily deal with Stalinism, anti-Semitism, and the philosophical-religious view of a ...more
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Andrey Kurkov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Andrey Kurkov A Matter of Death and Life, Penguin Lost, Case of the General's Thumb
Andrey Yuryevich Kurkov is a Ukrainian novelist and an independent thinker who writes in Russian. He is the author of 13 novels, including the bestselling Death and the Penguin, and 5 books for ...more
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Bertha Kalich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Bertha Kalich, was a Jewish actress, born in Lemberg, Galicia. Though she was well-established as an entertainer in Eastern Europe, she is best remembered as one of the several ...more
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Yevhen Hutsalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Yevhen Hutsalo Mentalnost ordy, Vybrani tvory u dvokh tomakh, Shkilʹnyĭ khlib
Yevhen Hutsalo was a Ukrainian writer and journalist. Hutsalo was born in Staryi Zhyvotiv, Vinnytsia oblast. He graduated from the Nizhyn Pedagogical Institute in 1959, and was first published ...more