Famous Novelists from Poland

List of notable or famous novelists from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Poland and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Poland is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Poland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Polish novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Poland?" These prominent novelists of Poland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Polish novelists.

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    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
    Adam Zagajewski (born 21 June 1945 in Lwów) is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize ...more
    • Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
    Andrzej Bart is a Polish novelist, screenwriter and film director. He is called the Polish Thomas Pynchon because he prefers people talk about his books and films but leave him alone.
  • Anna Zahorska
    Dec. at 64 (1878-1942)
    • Birthplace: Vitebsk, Belarus
    Anna Zahorska de domo Elzenberg (1882 in Byszlaki – 1942 in Auschwitz concentration camp), pseudonym Savitri, was a Polish poet, prosaist, dramatist. Graduate of Polish philology at the Jagiellonian ...more
  • Anzia Yezierska
    Dec. at 90 (1880-1970)
    • Birthplace: Poland
    Anzia Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in Mały Płock, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire. She emigrated as a child with her parents to the United States and lived in the ...more
  • Bolesław Prus
    Dec. at 64 (1847-1912)
    • Birthplace: Hrubieszów, Second Polish Republic
    Bolesław Prus (pronounced: [bɔ'lεswaf 'prus]; 20 August 1847 – 19 May 1912; born Aleksander Głowacki) is a leading figure in the history of Polish literature and philosophy and a distinctive voice ...more
  • Cyprian Godebski

    Cyprian Godebski

    Dec. at 44 (1765-1809)
    Cyprian Godebski (1765 – 19 April 1809) was a Polish poet, novelist and father of writer Franciszek Ksawery. He was an outstanding poet of the so-called "Legions Poetry".