Famous Writers from Poland

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different writers, including Kazimierz Sakowicz and Christoph Janetzko.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Polish writers?" and "Which writers are from Poland?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Poland in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Poland, but they're all of Poland descent.
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  • Frédéric Chopin
    Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)
    • Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Introduction to His Piano Works, Etudes Op. 25, Chopin Preludes, Etude in Ab Major Op. 25 #1 For Pedal Harp, Twenty-One Favorite Chopin Mazurkas
  • Joseph Conrad
    Dec. at 66 (1857-1924)
    • Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Russian Empire
    • Works: Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, Nostromo, The Shadow Line
  • Stanisław Lem
    Dec. at 84 (1921-2006)
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Solaris, Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, Fiasco, Przekladaniec, The Futurological Congress
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Nationality: France, Poland
    • Works: Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Repulsion, The Tenant, The Ninth Gate
  • Rutka Laskier
    Dec. at 14 (1929-1943)
    • Birthplace: Free City of Danzig, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Rutka's notebook
    • Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Ashes and Diamonds, Katyń, Samson, Pan Tadeusz, Landscape After the Battle
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Three Colors: Blue, Europa Europa, Three Colors: White, Korczak, Angry Harvest
  • Pope John Paul II
    Dec. at 84 (1920-2005)
    • Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, Vatican City, Second Polish Republic
    • Works: Gift and Mystery, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Love and Responsibility, Gesu di Nazaret, La iglesia de los pobres
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski
    Dec. at 54 (1941-1996)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Three Colors: Red, Three Colors: Blue, The Double Life of Véronique, Heaven, Decalogue I
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Dec. at 88 (1902-1991)
    • Birthplace: Leoncin, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
    • Works: Shadows on the Hudson, Yentl, Why Noah chose the dove., How Do You Spell God?, Stories from Around the World
  • Nâzım Hikmet
    Dec. at 61 (1902-1963)
    • Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Nationality: Poland, Turkey
    • Works: Selected poetry, Şiirler, It's great to be alive, brother, The Jealous One
    • Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Essential Killing, Moonlighting, Knife in the Water, The Shout, Deep End
    • Birthplace: Poland, Kraków
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Camera Buff, A Week in the Life of a Man, Love Stories, List of Lovers, Twists of Fate
    • Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Black Beauty, Babiy Yar, The Rebel
    • Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Zycie za zycie, From a Far Country, A Year of the Quiet Sun, Kontrakt, Spiral
    • Birthplace: Dębica, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Die schwarze Maske, Das verlorene Paradies, The black mask, Labirynt czasu, Die Teufel von Loudun
    • Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Toruń
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Koniec
  • Czesław Miłosz
    Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)
    • Birthplace: Šeteniai, Lithuania
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
    • Works: Unvanquished City, Valley of the Issa, The Captive Mind, The Metaphysical Pause, An Excursion through the Twenties and Thirties
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz
    Dec. at 70 (1846-1916)
    • Birthplace: Lublin Voivodeship, Europe, Poland, Gmina Krzywda, Wola Okrzejska
    • Nationality: Poland, Russian Empire
    • Works: The Deluge, Quo Vadis, The Knights of the Cross, With Fire and Sword, In Desert and Wilderness
  • Arthur Rubinstein
    Dec. at 95 (1887-1982)
    • Birthplace: Poland, Łódź
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
    • Works: My many years, My young years
    • Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Sexmission, Szwadron, Vinci, Kingsajz, Superproduction: Behind the Scenes of Scandal
    • Birthplace: Starachowice, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Tatarak, Porozmawiajmy o zyciu i smierci
  • Uri Orlev
    Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, Israel
    • Works: Run, Boy, Run, Lydia, Queen of Palestine
  • Robert Wiene
    Dec. at 65 (1873-1938)
    • Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, Germany
    • Works: Raskolnikow, A Night in Venice, Frau Eva
  • Agnieszka Osiecka
    Dec. at 60 (1936-1997)
    • Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Works: Bar listopad, Plakat z drewna, Słoń, Czarne i białe, Solo na kontrabasie