Famous Authors from Ukraine

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
    Dead Souls, The Government Inspector, Nevsky Prospekt
    • Birthplace: Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine
    • Birthdate: 04-01-1809
    • Nationality: Russian Empire
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (31 March 1809 – 4 March 1852) was a Russian dramatist of Ukrainian origin.Although Gogol was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the preeminent figures of the ...more
  • Yevgeniy Yevtushenko
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Ne umiraĭ prezhde smerti, Stolen Apples
    • Birthplace: Zima, Russia
    • Birthdate: 1933
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russia
    Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Russian: Евгений Александрович Евтушенко; 18 July 1933 – 1 April 2017) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, ...more
  • Kazimir Malevich
    Lenʹ kak deĭstvitelʹnai︠a︡ istina chelovechestva, Suprematismus, Les arts de la representation
    • Birthplace: Eastern Europe, Rus', Europe, Ukraine, Kiev
    • Birthdate: 1879
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russian Empire, Soviet Union
    Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (February 23 [O.S. 11] 1879 – May 15, 1935) was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, whose pioneering work and writing had a profound influence on the ...more
  • Vladimir Korolenko
    Slepoĭ muzykant, Les shumit, Le musicien aveugle
    • Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
    • Birthdate: 07-27-1853
    • Nationality: Ukraine
    Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko (Russian: Влади́мир Галактио́нович Короле́нко, Ukrainian: Володи́мир Галактіо́нович Короле́нко, 27 July 1853 – 25 December 1921) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer, ...more
  • Achmed Abdullah
    Wings or Tales of the Psychic, The Thief of Bagdad, Mysteries of Asia
    • Birthplace: Autonomous Republic of Crimea
    • Birthdate: 05-12-1881
    • Nationality: Ukraine
    • Series Written: God of the Invincibly Strong Arms
    Achmed Abdullah (12 May 1881 – 12 May 1945) 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 ...more
  • Anton Makarenko
    Collective Family, Problems of Soviet School Education, A Book for Parents
    • Birthplace: Bilopillia, Ukraine
    • Birthdate: 01-13-1888
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russian Empire, Soviet Union
    Anton Semyonovich Makarenko (Russian: Анто́н Семёнович Мака́ренко, 13 January 1888 – 1 April 1939) was a Russian and Soviet educator, social worker and writer, the most influential educational ...more