Authors 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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Amvrosii Metlynsky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Amvrosii Metlynsky was a Ukrainian poet, ethnographer, and professor, and publisher. Metlynsky was a professor of Russian Literature at Kharkiv University from 1843–49, and again from 1854–58. ...more

Arseny Tarkovsky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Life, life, Poems Arseny Alexandrovich Tarkovsky was a prominent Soviet poet and translator. He is considered one of the great twentieth century Russian poets. He was also the father of influential film director ...more

Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky Chrysalis, Koni ne vynni, Vin ide Mykhailo Mykhailovych Kotsiubynsky, was a Ukrainian author whose writings described typical Ukrainian life at the start of the 20th century. Kotsiubynsky's early stories were described as ...more

Serge Lifar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Lifar on classical ballet Serge Lifar – 15 December 1986, Lausanne, Switzerland was a French ballet dancer and choreographer of Ukrainian origin, famous as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century. Not ...more

Jacob Marschak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Income, employment, and the price level Jacob Marschak was a Russian-American economist, known as "the Father of Econometrics".

Anatoly Kasheida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Anatoly Fedorovich Kasheida was a Soviet writer, poet, journalist of Ukrainian descent. In 1947, graduated from Baku naval preparatory school, then studied at the Higher Naval College named ...more

Mykola Kulish is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Mykola Kulish Myna Mazaylo, Legend about Lenin, Farewell Mykola Kulish was a Ukrainian prosaic, drama writer, pedagogue, veteran of World War I, and Red Army veteran. He is considered to be one of the lead figures of Executed Renaissance.

Ivan Kotliarevsky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Natalka Poltavka, Moskal-Charivnyk Ivan Petrovych Kotliarevskyi, was a Ukrainian writer, poet and playwright, social activist, regarded as the pioneer of modern Ukrainian literature. Kotlyarevsky was a veteran of the

Ivan Mazepa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
On the eve of Poltava Ivan Stepanovych Mazepa, was the Cossack Hetman of the Hetmanate in Left-bank Ukraine, from 1687–1708, and Prince of the Holy Roman Empire ad personam 1707-1709. He was famous as a patron of the ...more

Vasyl Stus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Circulation, Winter Trees Vasyl Semenovych Stus was a Ukrainian poet and publicist, one of the most active members of Ukrainian dissident movement. For his political convictions, his works were banned by the Soviet ...more

Volodymyr Ivasyuk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Volodymyr Mykhailovych Ivasyuk or Volodymyr Ivasiuk was a very popular Ukrainian songwriter, composer and poet. He is the author and composer of the widely popular song "Chervona Ruta" ...more

Mani Leib is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Mani Leib Yingl Tsingl khvat Mani Leib was a Yiddish-language poet, born in Nizhyn, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine, then in the Russian Empire. He was one of eight children; his father sold furs, hides, and animals at regional ...more

Abraham Goldfaden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Abraham Goldfaden Todros, Blow Abraham Goldfaden Yiddish: אַבֿרהם גאָלדפֿאַדען; was a Russian-born Jewish poet, playwright, stage director and actor in the languages Yiddish and Hebrew, author of some 40 plays. Goldfaden is ...more

Oles Honchar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Oles Honchar Sobor, The shore of love, Blue towers of Yanovsky Oleksandr Terentiyovych Honchar, was a Ukrainian and Soviet writer and public figure fighting for the reinstatement of the Ukrainian culture in the Soviet society after its abolition by the ...more

Eugene Komarovsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Eugene Komarovsky Zdorov'e rebenka i zdravyj smysl ego rodstvennikov Eugene Komarovsky is a pediatrician, author and TV presenter.

Leonid Dimov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Leonid Dimov Baia, Carte de vise, Versuri Leonid Dimov was a Romanian postmodernist poet and translator. The son of Nadejda Dimov and Naum Mordcovici, he was one of the main representatives of onirism in Romanian poetry, explorer of the ...more

Pavlo Zahrebelnyi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Pavlo Zahrebelnyi From the point of view of eternity Pavlo Arhypovych Zahrebelnyi or Zagrebelnyi was a Ukrainian novelist. In 1941, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union Pavlo enlisted the Red Army as a volunteer. He participated in the Battle of ...more

Thaddeus Mann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Thaddeus Mann Spermatophores Tadeusz Mann was a chemist.

Arthur Kober is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Wish You Were Here Arthur Kober was a screenwriter.

John Demjanjuk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
The Demjanjuk trial John Demjanjuk was a retired Ukrainian-American auto worker, a former soldier in the Soviet Red Army, and a POW during the Second World War. John Demjanjuk was convicted in 2011 in Germany for ...more

Lamed Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Lamed Shapiro The cross and other Jewish stories Levi Yehoshua Shapiro, better known as "Lamed Shapiro", was an American Yiddish-language writer. His stories are best known for such themes as murder, rape, and cannibalism.

Grigoriy Oster is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Grigoriy Oster Grigoriy Oster is a Russian author and scriptwriter. He has written scripts for over 70 animated films, and "is considered one of the most important living Russian authors of children’s

Boris Gorbatov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Boris Gorbatov Donbas, Tara's family Boris Leontʹevich Gorbatov was a novelist , screenwriter , playwright and journalist.

Ben Klassen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Bernhardt "Ben" Klassen was a self-described White supremacist and an American religious leader who founded the Church of the Creator with the publication of his book Nature's Eternal ...more

Mark Kharitonov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Ukraine
Mark Kharitonov Lines of fate Mark Sergeyevich Kharitonov is a Russian novelist, poet, essayist, and translator. He was awarded the first Russian Booker Prize in 1992 for his novel Lines of Fate.