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List of famous writers from Croatia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Croatia is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Croatian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Croatia and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Croatian writers?" and "Which writers are from Croatia?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Croatia in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Croatia, but they're all of Croatia descent.

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Ivo Vojnović is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 72 (1857-1929) Ivan "Ivo" Vojnović was a Croatian writer from Dubrovnik.

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Otto von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 99 (1912-2011) Otto von Habsburg, also known by his royal name as Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1918, a realm which ...more

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Dušan Vukotić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 71 (1927-1998) Dušan Vukotić was a cartoonist, author and director of animated films from Yugoslavia. He is the best known member of the Zagreb school of animated films. Vukotić was born in Bileća, Bosnia and ...more

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Filip Šovagović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 52 Filip Šovagović is a Croatian actor, film director, playwright and journalist. At first known simply as the son of renowned Croatian actor Fabijan Šovagović, Filip Šovagović has appeared in many ...more

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Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 88 (1892-1980) Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as ...more

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Fabijan Šovagović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 69 (1932-2001) Fabijan Šovagović was a Croatian actor. Fabijan Šovagović was born in the village of Ladimirevci, in the Slavonia region of Croatia. He began acting in his youth and from late 1950s he appeared ...more

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Zrinko Ogresta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Zrinko Ogresta age 60 Zrinko Ogresta is an acclaimed Croatian screenwriter and film director.

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Jagoda Kaloper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 71 Jagoda Kaloper is a Croatian painter and actress famous for groundbreaking roles in classic films in the former Yugoslav cinema.

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Mirko Kovač is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 75 (1938-2013) Mirko Kovač was a Yugoslav writer. Kovač was born in the village of Petrovići near Nikšić. His works are novels: Gubilište, Moja sestra Elida, Malvina, Ruganje s dušom, Vrata od utrobe, Uvod u ...more

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Ivo Škrabalo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 77 (1934-2011) Ivo Škrabalo was a Croatian film critic, screenwriter, and member of parliament. Škrabalo was born in Sombor, where he finished elementary and high school before moving to Zagreb in 1952. He ...more

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Gustav Gavrin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 70 (1906-1976) Gustav Gavrin was a film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Denny Vrandečić is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 40 Denny Vrandecic is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (Institute AIFB) of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He received his Master for ...more

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Goran Dukić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Goran Dukić is a Croatian film director, screenwriter and actor best known for writing and directing the 2006 film Wristcutters: A Love Story.

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Oja Kodar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 77 Oja Kodar is a Croatian actress, screenwriter and director, best known as Orson Welles's girlfriend for the last 24 years of his life.

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Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 67 (1880-1947) Corvette Captain Georg Johannes, Ritter von Trapp, often incorrectly referred to as Baron von Trapp, was an Austro-Hungarian Navy officer. His naval exploits during World War I earned him ...more

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Branko Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Branko Schmidt age 61 Branko Schmidt is an acclaimed Croatian film director. His 2012 film Cannibal Vegetarian was selected as the Croatian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it ...more

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Goran Tribuson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Goran Tribuson age 70 Goran Tribuson is a Croatian prose and screenplay writer. Tribuson received his B.A. in literature from the Philosophical Faculty in Zagreb and his M.A. in filmology at the University of Zagreb. ...more

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Danilo Šerbedžija is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 47 Danilo Šerbedžija is a Croatian film director. His debut feature film, 72 Days, was selected as the Croatian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not ...more

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Živko Zalar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Živko Zalar age 70 Živko Zalar is an award-winning Croatian cinematographer, son of Croatian cinematographer Slavko Zalar. Zalar began making films as an amateur at the Kino Klub Zagreb, before going on to study ...more

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Snježana Tribuson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Snježana Tribuson age 61 Snježana Tribuson is a film director, actress and screenwriter.

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Ivo Banac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 71 Ivo Banac is a Croatian historian, a long-time history professor at Yale University and was a politician of the former Liberal Party in Croatia. As of 2012, Banac is a consultant for the Bosnian ...more

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Nikola Kovac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 35 Nikola Kovac is a film director, writer, editor and cinematographer.

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Veljko Popovic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Veljko Popovic age 39 Veljko Popovic is a film director and screenwriter.

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Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 64 (1874-1938) Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić was a Croatian writer. Within her native land, as well as internationally, she has been praised as the best Croatian writer for children.

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Ognjen Sviličić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Ognjen Sviličić age 47 Ognjen Sviličić is a Croatian screenwriter and film director noted for his critically acclaimed 2007 film Armin.

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Vinko Brešan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Vinko Brešan age 54 Vinko Brešan is a Croatian film director who emerged into international renown with three critically acclaimed and award-winning films that, each in its own way, broke some of the perceived ...more

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Zlata Filipović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Zlata Filipović age 38 Zlata Filipović is a Bosnian writer and author of the book Zlata's Diary.

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Dejan Sorak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Dejan Sorak age 64 Dejan Šorak is a Croatian film director and screenwriter.

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Svjetlan Junakovic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Svjetlan Junakovic age 57 Svjetlan Junaković is a Croatian painter, sculptor and illustrator, known best for his children's picture books. He has received numerous international awards for his illustrations and has ...more

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Milan Trenc is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 56 Milan Trenc is a Croatian illustrator, comics publisher, film director, novelist and educator. Born in Zagreb, there Trenc first went to the School of Applied Arts, which is a high school, then ...more

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Ivan Aralica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 88 Ivan Aralica is a Croatian novelist and essayist. Born in Promina near Knin, and having finished pedagogical school and Philosophical Faculty at the University of Zadar, Aralica had worked in ...more

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Franjo Tuđman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 77 (1922-1999) Franjo Tuđman was a Croatian politician, historian and major general of the Yugoslav Army. Following the country's independence from Yugoslavia he became the first President of Croatia. In his ...more

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Saša Orešković is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Saša Orešković age 44 Saša Orešković is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Djordje Kadijevic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Djordje Kadijevic age 85 Djordje Kadijevic is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Danijel Žeželj is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Danijel Žeželj age 52 Danijel Žeželj is a Croatian comic book artist, painter and illustrator and author of a number of graphic novels.

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J.B. Tanko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 87 (1906-1993) J.B. Tanko was a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Ante Tomić is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 48 Ante Tomić is Croatian writer and journalist. A native of a village Glavina Donja near Imotski, Tomić graduated in philosophy and sociology at the University of Zadar. He began to write as a ...more

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Miljenko Jergović is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 52 Miljenko Jergović is a Bosnian prose writer. Jergović currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia, having moved there in 1993. Jergović is one of the most colorful figures of the public scene, ...more

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Herman Potočnik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 37 (1892-1929) Herman Potočnik was a Slovene rocket engineer and pioneer of cosmonautics of Slovene ethnicity. He is chiefly remembered for his work addressing the long-term human habitation of space.

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Aldo Tardozzi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Aldo Tardozzi age 44 Aldo Tardozzi is a film director and screenwriter.

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Ivan Kušan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Ivan Kušan Died at 79 (1933-2012) Ivan Kušan was a Croatian writer. Kušan was born in Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia to the family of Jakša Kušan, a bookstore owner. The family moved to Zagreb in 1939. At the age of ten Ivan ...more

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Goran Rušinović is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Goran Rušinović age 49 Goran Rušinović is an award-winning Croatian film director and screenwriter. After graduating from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts Rušinović went on to enrol at the European Film College in ...more

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Simon Bogojevic Narath is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Simon Bogojevic Narath age 50 Simon Bogojevic Narath is a film editor, screenwriter and film director.

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Bozidar Violic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Bozidar Violic age 87 Bozidar Violic is a screenwriter.

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Igor Štiks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 41 Igor Štiks is a writer and scholar presently living in Edinburgh, UK. He has published two novels. A Castla in Romanie has been translated into English, German and Spanish and won the award for ...more

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Josip Juraj Strossmayer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Died at 90 (1815-1905) Josip Juraj Strossmayer was a Croatian politician, Roman Catholic bishop and benefactor.

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Jurica Pavičić is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Jurica Pavičić age 53 Jurica Pavičić is a Croatian writer, columnist and film critic. Pavičić's screenplay for Witnesses, Vinko Brešan's 2003 film, won the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay in the 2003 Pula Film ...more

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Ivica Djikic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 41 Ivica Djikic is a writer.

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Darko Macan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
age 52 Darko Macan is a Croatian author and illustrator who has created and collaborated on comics, essays and science fiction and fantasy. He is also an editor.

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Jaroslav Dietl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Croatia
Jaroslav Dietl Died at 56 (1929-1985) Jaroslav Dietl was a Czechoslovak screenwriter of series.