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List of notable or famous novelists from Romania, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Romania and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Romania. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Romanian 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 Romania is included when available.

Everything from Mircea Cărtărescu to Mircea Eliade is included on this list.

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

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Alexandru Macedonski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Alexandru Macedonski Died at 66 (1854-1920) Alexandru Macedonski was a Wallachian-born Romanian poet, novelist, dramatist and literary critic, known especially for having promoted French Symbolism in his native country, and for leading ...more

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András Sütő is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
András Sütő Died at 79 (1927-2006) András Sütő was an ethnic Hungarian writer and politician in Romania, one of the leading Hungarian writers in the 20th century.

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Andrei Codrescu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Andrei Codrescu age 71 Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-born American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio. He was the Mac Curdy Distinguished Professor of English at ...more

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Andrei Oișteanu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Andrei Oișteanu age 69 Andrei Oișteanu is a Romanian historian of religions and mentalities, ethnologist, cultural anthropologist, literary critic and novelist. Specialized in the history of religions and mentalities, ...more

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Anne de Noailles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Anne de Noailles Died at 65 (1613-1678) Anne de Noailles, 1st Duke of Noailles was the great-grandson of Antoine, 1st comte de Noailles. He played an important part in the Fronde and the early years of the reign of Louis XIV, became ...more

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Augustin Buzura is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Augustin Buzura age 79 Augustin Buzura is a Romanian novelist and short story writer, also known as a journalist, essayist and literary critic. A member of the Romanian Academy, he has been the president of the ...more

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Carmen Firan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Carmen Firan age 59 Carmen Firan is a Romanian poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist, and playwright, resident in New York. She has published fifteen books of poetry, novels, essays and short stories. Her ...more

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Carmen-Francesca Banciu age 62 Carmen-Francesca Banciu is a Romanian novelist and lecturer.

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Cezar Petrescu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Cezar Petrescu Died at 69 (1892-1961) Cezar Petrescu was a Romanian journalist, novelist and children's writer. He was inspired by the works of Honoré de Balzac, attempting to write a Romanian novel cycle that would mirror ...more

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Constantin Mille is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Constantin Mille Died at 66 (1861-1927) Constantin Mille was a Romanian journalist, novelist, poet, lawyer, and socialist militant, as well as a prominent human rights activist. A Marxist for much of his life, Mille was noted for his ...more

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Constantin Stere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Constantin Stere Died at 71 (1865-1936) Constantin G. Stere or Constantin Sterea was a Romanian writer, jurist, politician, ideologue of the Poporanist trend, and, in March 1906, co-founder of the literary magazine Viața ...more

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Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu Died at 76 (1916-1992) Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu was a Romanian writer, best known for his 1949 novel, The 25th Hour.

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Cristian Tudor Popescu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Cristian Tudor Popescu age 61 Cristian Tudor Popescu is a Romanian journalist, essayist and short-story writer. Author of science fiction stories during his youth, he has also hosted talk shows for various television ...more

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Doina Ruşti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Doina Ruşti age 59 Doina Ruşti is a contemporary Romanian novelist. Ruşti lives in Bucharest. She is a university film professor, film writer and specialist in symbology. She has been translated into Italian, ...more

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Dora Pavel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Dora Pavel age 71 Dora Pavel is a Romanian novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.

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Doru Davidovici is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Doru Davidovici Died at 44 (1945-1989) Doru Davidovici, was an aviator and writer. Born in Romania in a Jewish family, Doru Davidovici became one of the most loved Romanian fiction writers in the 1980s. During the communist years, ...more

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Duiliu Zamfirescu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Duiliu Zamfirescu Died at 64 (1858-1922) Duiliu Zamfirescu was a Romanian novelist, poet, short story writer, lawyer, nationalist politician, journalist, diplomat and memoirist. In 1909, he was elected a member of the Romanian Academy, ...more

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Dumitru Radu Popescu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Dumitru Radu Popescu age 82 Dumitru Radu Popescu is a Romanian novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist, short story writer, and formerly communist politician. A former member of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist ...more

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Dumitru Țepeneag is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Dumitru Țepeneag age 81 Dumitru Țepeneag is a contemporary Romanian novelist, essayist, short story writer and translator, who currently resides in France. He was one of the founding members of the Oniric group, and a ...more

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Elena Văcărescu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Elena Văcărescu Died at 83 (1864-1947) Elena Văcărescu or Hélène Vacaresco was a Romanian-French aristocrat writer, twice a laureate of the Académie française.

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Elisabeth of Wied is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Elisabeth of Wied Died at 73 (1843-1916) Pauline Elisabeth Ottilie Luise zu Wied was the Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Carol I of Romania, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. Elisabeth was the aunt of ...more

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Eugen Barbu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Eugen Barbu Died at 69 (1924-1993) Eugen Barbu was a Romanian modern novelist, short story writer, journalist, and correspondent member of the Romanian Academy. The latter position was vehemently criticized by those who contended ...more

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Eugen Lovinescu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Eugen Lovinescu Died at 62 (1881-1943) Eugen Lovinescu was a Romanian modernist literary historian, literary critic, academic, and novelist, who in 1919 established the Sburătorul literary club. He was the father of Monica Lovinescu, ...more

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Gabriela Adameșteanu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Gabriela Adameșteanu age 76 Gabriela Adameșteanu is a Romanian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and translator. The author of the celebrated novels The Equal Way of Every Day and Wasted Morning, she is ...more

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Gala Galaction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Gala Galaction Died at 82 (1879-1961) Gala Galaction was a Romanian Orthodox clergyman and theologian, writer, journalist, left-wing activist, as well as a political figure of the People's Republic of Romania. Contrary to the spirit ...more

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George Călinescu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
George Călinescu Died at 66 (1899-1965) George Călinescu was a Romanian literary critic, historian, novelist, academician and journalist, and a writer of classicist and humanist tendencies. He is currently considered one of the most ...more

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Gib Mihăescu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Gib Mihăescu Died at 41 (1894-1935) Gib I. Mihăescu was a Romanian novelist and dramatist. Born in Drăgăşani, Mihăescu wrote short stories such as Grandiflora, and novels. His work depicts obsessive, often erotic, feelings. His ...more

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Herta Müller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Herta Müller age 64 Herta Müller is a German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf, Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the ...more

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Ioan Mihai Cochinescu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ioan Mihai Cochinescu age 66 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu is a Romanian novelist and essayist. He is also a film script author and director, an art photographer, teacher, musicologist and composer.

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Ioan Slavici is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ioan Slavici Died at 77 (1848-1925) Ioan Slavici was a Transylvanian-born Romanian writer and journalist. He made his debut in Convorbiri literare, with the comedy Fata de birău. Alongside Eminescu he founded the Young Romania ...more

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Ioan T. Morar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ioan T. Morar age 61 Ioan T. Morar is a Romanian journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist, literary and art critic, diplomat and civil society activist. He is a founding member of the satirical magazine Academia ...more

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Ion Minulescu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ion Minulescu Died at 63 (1881-1944) Ion Minulescu was a Romanian avant-garde poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist, literary critic, and playwright. Often publishing his works under the pseudonyms I. M. Nirvan and ...more

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Ion Vianu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ion Vianu age 84 Ion Vianu is a Romanian writer and psychiatrist, who has lived in Switzerland since 1977. He is the son of literary critic Tudor Vianu and his wife, Elena. In an age of indoctrination and ...more

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Ionel Teodoreanu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ionel Teodoreanu Died at 57 (1897-1954) Ionel Teodoreanu was a Romanian novelist and lawyer. He is mostly remembered for his books on the themes of childhood and adolescence.

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Iordan Chimet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Iordan Chimet Died at 82 (1924-2006) Iordan Chimet was a Romanian poet, children's writer and essayist, whose work was inspired by Surrealism and Onirism. He is also known as a memoirist, theater, art and film critic, book ...more

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Károly Molter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Károly Molter Died at 91 (1890-1981) Károly Molter was a Hungarian novelist, dramatist, literary critic, journalist and academic. He spent most of his life in the region of Transylvania, being successively a national of ...more

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Liviu Rebreanu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Liviu Rebreanu Died at 59 (1885-1944) Liviu Rebreanu was a Romanian novelist, playwright, short story writer, and journalist.

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Marin Sorescu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Marin Sorescu Died at 60 (1936-1996) Marin Sorescu was a Romanian poet, playwright, and novelist. Marin Sorescu was a poet, playwright, prose writer, essayist and translator. His works were translated into more than 20 countries, ...more

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Marthe Bibesco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Marthe Bibesco Died at 87 (1886-1973) Marthe, Princess Bibesco was a Romanian-French writer of the Belle Époque. Bibesco's papers are at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Mateiu Caragiale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Mateiu Caragiale Died at 51 (1885-1936) Mateiu Ion Caragiale was a Romanian poet and prose writer, best known for his novel Craii de Curtea-Veche, which portrays the milieu of boyar descendants before and after World War I. ...more

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Matyla Ghyka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Matyla Ghyka Died at 84 (1881-1965) Prince Matila Costiesco Ghyka, K.C.V.O., M.C., was a Romanian novelist, mathematician, historian, philosopher, diplomat and Plenipotentiary Minister in the United Kingdom during the late 1930s ...more

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Mihail Sadoveanu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Mihail Sadoveanu Died at 81 (1880-1961) Mihail Sadoveanu was a Romanian novelist, short story writer, journalist and political figure, who twice served as acting head of state for the communist republic. One of the most prolific ...more

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Mihail Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Mihail Sebastian Died at 38 (1907-1945) Mihail Sebastian was a Romanian playwright, essayist, journalist and novelist.

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Mircea Cărtărescu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Mircea Cărtărescu age 61 Mircea Cărtărescu is a Romanian poet, novelist and essayist. Born in Bucharest, he graduated from the University of Bucharest's Faculty of Letters, Department of Romanian Language And ...more

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Mircea Eliade is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Mircea Eliade Died at 79 (1907-1986) Mircea Eliade was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established ...more

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Neagu Djuvara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Neagu Djuvara age 101 Neagu Djuvara is a Romanian historian, essayist, philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat.

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Nicolae Filimon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Nicolae Filimon Died at 46 (1819-1865) Nicolae Filimon was a Wallachian Romanian novelist and short-story writer, remembered as the author of the first Realist novel in Romanian literature, Ciocoii vechi şi noi, which was centered on ...more

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Norman Manea is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Norman Manea age 81 Norman Manea is a Jewish Romanian writer and author of short fiction, novels, and essays about the Holocaust, daily life in a communist state, and exile. He lives in the United States, where he ...more

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Oscar Walter Cisek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Oscar Walter Cisek Died at 69 (1897-1966) Oscar Walter Cisek was a Romanian writer, diplomat, and art critic, who authored short stories, novels, poems and essays in both German and Romanian.

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Ovidiu Pecican is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Novelists from Romania
Ovidiu Pecican age 59 Ovidiu Coriolan Pecican is a Romanian historian, essayist, novelist, short-story writer, literary critic, poet, playwright, and journalist. He is especially known for his political writings on ...more