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

Examples of writers on this list: Otto D. Tolischus, Audrius Stonys and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Lithuanian writers?" and "Which writers are from Lithuania?"

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

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Czesław Miłosz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 93 (1911-2004) Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat of Lithuanian origin. His World War II-era sequence, The World, is a collection of twenty naive poems. Following the war, ...more

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Algis Budrys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 77 (1931-2008) Algis Budrys was a Lithuanian-American science fiction author, editor, and critic. He was also known under the pen names "Frank Mason," "Alger Rome," "John A. ...more

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Jonas Mekas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 96 Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." His work has been exhibited in museums and ...more

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Šarūnas Bartas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 54 Šarūnas Bartas is a Lithuanian film director. One of the most prominent Lithuanian film directors internationally from the late 20th century.

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Bernard Berenson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 94 (1865-1959) Bernard Berenson was an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance. He was a major figure in pioneering art attribution and therefore establishing the market for paintings by the ...more

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Audrius Stonys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 52 Audrius Stonys is a renowned Lithuanian documentary filmmaker. He is recipient of the European Film Award for the documentary film Neregių žemė in 1992 and the Lithuanian National Prize in 2002. ...more

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Abram Room is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 82 (1894-1976) Abram Matveyevich Room was a Russian film director. Room's best known film is Bed and Sofa after a screenplay by Lev Kuleshov and Viktor Shklovsky. In the film, a woman who is married to a ...more

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Zvi Kolitz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 90 (1912-2002) Zvi Kolitz was a Lithuanian-born Jewish film and theatrical producer and a writer whose short story Yosl Rakover Talks to God became a classic of Holocaust literature.

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Deimantas Narkevicius is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 54 Deimantas Narkevicius is a film director, producer, and screenwriter, as well as a conceptual artist, art critic, and exhibition curator.

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Adolfas Mekas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 86 (1925-2011) Adolfas Mekas was a Lithuanian-born filmmaker, writer, director, editor, actor, educator and mentor. With his brother Jonas Mekas, he founded the seminal magazine Film Culture, as well as the ...more

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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlio... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 36 (1875-1911) Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter, composer and writer. Čiurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau and was representative of the fin de siècle epoch. He ...more

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Jacques Lipchitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 82 (1891-1973) Jacques Lipchitz was a Cubist sculptor.

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Alfonsas Eidintas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 66 Alfonsas Eidintas is a historian, diplomat, and novelist. He is Lithuania's Ambassador to Greece.

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Gytis Luksas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Gytis Luksas age 72 Gytis Luksas is a film director and screenwriter.

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Vytautas V. Landsbergis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Vytautas V. Landsbergis age 56 Vytautas V. Landsbergis is a screenwriter, film director, theatre director and poet.

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Otto D. Tolischus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Otto D. Tolischus Died at 77 (1890-1967) Otto David Tolischus was a Prussian-Lithuanian-born journalist for the New York Times and winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence for his writing in Berlin during World War II. Born ...more

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Balys Sruoga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 51 (1896-1947) Balys Sruoga was a Lithuanian poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. He contributed to cultural journals from his early youth. His works were published by the liberal wing of the ...more

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Zigmantas Kiaupa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 76 Zigmantas Kiaupa is a Lithuanian historian, archivist, and professor. His specialty is political history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, history of cities and city dwellers, and study of ...more

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Audrius Beinorius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Audrius Beinorius age 54 Audrius Beinorius is a Lithuanian philosopher, orientalist, translator, Habilitated Doctor of Humane Letters. In 1988, he finished landscape management studies at the Academy of Agriculture. ...more

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Judah Leib Gordon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Judah Leib Gordon Died at 62 (1830-1892) Judah Leib Gordon, also known as Leon Gordon, was among the most important Hebrew poets of the Jewish Enlightenment. Gordon was born to well-to-do Jewish parents who owned a hotel in Vilnius. As ...more

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Antanas Škėma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Died at 51 (1910-1961) Antanas Škėma was a Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director. His best known work is the novel The White Shroud.

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Dalia Ibelhauptaitė is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
age 51 Dalia Ibelhauptaite is a Lithuanian opera, theatre, and film director and playwright, whose work combines the traditions of Russian and Western Theatre.

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Gintaras Beresnevičius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Gintaras Beresnevičius Died at 45 (1961-2006) Gintaras Beresnevičius was a Lithuanian historian of religions specializing in Baltic mythology. He together with Norbertas Vėlius is considered to be the best specialist in Lithuanian ...more

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Arūnas Bubnys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Lithuania
Arūnas Bubnys age 57 Arūnas Bubnys is a Lithuanian historian and archivist. He started his studies at Vilnius University in 1985. In 1993 he received a Ph.D for the thesis Lietuvių antinacinė rezistencija 1941–1944 ...more