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Famous Novelists from Romania

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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    Dec. at 66 (1854-1920)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityWallachia, Romania

    Alexandru Macedonski (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsandru mat͡ʃeˈdonski]; also rendered as Al. A. Macedonski, Macedonschi or Macedonsky; March 14, 1854 – November 24, 1920) was a Romanian poet,  ...more
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    Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)

    BirthplaceHungary

    NationalityHungary, Romania

    András Sütő (17 June 1927 – 30 September 2006) was an ethnic Hungarian writer and politician in Romania, one of the leading writers in the Hungarian language in the 20th century.  ...more
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    BirthplaceSibiu, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Romania

    Andrei Codrescu (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdrej koˈdresku]; born December 20, 1946) is a Romanian-American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio. He was  ...more
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    Andrei Oișteanu

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Andrei Oişteanu (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdrej o.iʃˈte̯anu]; born September 18, 1948) is a Romanian historian of religions and mentalities, ethnologist, cultural anthropologist, literary critic  ...more
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    Dec. at 65 (1613-1678)

    NationalityFrance, Romania

    Anne de Noailles, 1st Duke of Noailles (died 15 February 1678) 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  ...more
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    Augustin Buzura

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceRomania

    NationalityRomania

    Augustin Buzura (Romanian pronunciation: [awɡusˈtin buˈzura]; September 22, 1938 – July 10, 2017) was a Romanian novelist and short story writer, also known as a journalist, essayist and literary  ...more
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    Carmen Firan

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceRomania

    NationalityRomania

    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
  • 8

    BirthplaceLipova, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Carmen-Francesca Banciu (born October 25, 1955) is a Romanian novelist and lecturer.  ...more
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    Dec. at 68 (1892-1961)

    BirthplaceCotnari, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Cezar Petrescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃezar peˈtresku]; December 1, 1892, Cotnari, Iaşi County–March 9, 1961) was a Romanian journalist, novelist and children's writer. He was inspired by the  ...more
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    Dec. at 65 (1861-1927)

    BirthplaceIași, Nord-Est, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Constantin Mille (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin ˈmile]; December 21, 1861 – February 20, 1927) was a Romanian journalist, novelist, poet, lawyer, and socialist militant, as well as a prominent  ...more
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    Dec. at 71 (1865-1936)

    NationalityRomania

    Constantin G. Stere or Constantin Sterea (Romanian; Russian: Константин Егорович Стере, Konstantin Yegorovich Stere or Константин Георгиевич Стере, Konstantin Georgiyevich Stere; also known under his  ...more
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    Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu

    Dec. at 75 (1916-1992)

    BirthplaceRăzboieni, Neamț

    NationalityFrance, Romania

    Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin virˈd͡ʒil ɟe̯orˈɟi.u]; September 15, 1916 – June 22, 1992 in Paris, France) was a Romanian writer, best known for his 1949 novel, The  ...more
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    BirthplaceRomania

    NationalityRomania

    Cristian Tudor Popescu (Romanian pronunciation: [kristiˈan ˈtudor poˈpesku]; often referred to as CTP; born October 1, 1956) is a Romanian journalist, essayist and short-story writer. Author of  ...more
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    NationalityRomania

    Doina Ruşti (born February 15, 1957, Comosteni) is a Romanian writer, first, novelist and screenwriter&film drector . Some of her are: Fantoma din moară (The Ghost of the Mill), 2008, Zogru, 2006,  ...more
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    Dora Pavel

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceDeva, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Dora Pavel (born June 29, 1946) is a Romanian novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.  ...more
  • 16

    BirthplaceRomania

    NationalityRomania

    Doru Davidovici (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdoru daˈvidovit͡ʃʲ]; 1945–1989), was an aviator and writer. Born in Romania in a Jewish family, Doru Davidovici became one of the most loved Romanian  ...more
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    Dec. at 63 (1858-1922)

    BirthplaceDumbrăveni, Vrancea

    NationalityRomania

    Duiliu Zamfirescu (30 October 1858 – 3 June 1922) was a Romanian novelist, poet, short story writer, lawyer, nationalist politician, journalist, diplomat and memoirist. In 1909, he was elected a  ...more
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    BirthplaceRomania

    NationalityRomania

    Dumitru Radu Popescu (Romanian pronunciation: [duˈmitru ˈradu poˈpesku]; born August 19, 1935) is a Romanian novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist and short story writer. He is a corresponding member  ...more
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    Dumitru Țepeneag

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Dumitru Țepeneag (also known under the pen names Ed Pastenague and Dumitru Tsepeneag; b. February 14, 1937) is a contemporary Romanian novelist, essayist, short story writer and translator, who  ...more
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    Elena Văcărescu

    Dec. at 82 (1864-1947)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Elena Văcărescu or Hélène Vacaresco (September 21, 1864 in Bucharest – February 17, 1947 in Paris) was a Romanian-French aristocrat writer, twice a laureate of the Académie française.  ...more
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    Dec. at 72 (1843-1916)

    BirthplaceMonrepos, Germany

    NationalityGermany, Romania

    Pauline Elisabeth Ottilie Luise of Wied (29 December 1843 – 2 March 1916) was the Queen of Romania as the wife of King Carol I, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva.  ...more
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    Dec. at 69 (1924-1993)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Eugen Barbu (Romanian pronunciation: [e.uˈd͡ʒen ˈbarbu]; 20 February 1924 – 7 September 1993) was a Romanian modern novelist, short story writer, journalist, and correspondent member of the Romanian  ...more
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    Eugen Lovinescu

    Age: 140

    BirthplaceRomania

    NationalityRomania

    Eugen Lovinescu (Romanian: [e.uˈd͡ʒen loviˈnesku]; 31 October 1881 – 16 July 1943) was a Romanian modernist literary historian, literary critic, academic, and novelist, who in 1919 established the  ...more
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    Gabriela Adameșteanu

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceTârgu Ocna, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Gabriela Adameșteanu (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡabriˈela adameʃˈte̯anu]; born April 2, 1942) is a Romanian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and translator. The author of the  ...more
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    Gala Galaction

    Dec. at 81 (1879-1961)

    BirthplaceDidești, Romania

    NationalityRomania

    Gala Galaction (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈgala galaktiˈon]; the pen name of Grigore or Grigorie Pișculescu [ɡriˈɡor(i)e piʃkuˈlesku]; April 16, 1879—March 8, 1961) was a Romanian Orthodox clergyman  ...more