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Famous Writers from Romania

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

List features Gabriel Liiceanu, Virgil Madgearu and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Romanian writers?" and "Which writers are from Romania?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Romania in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Romania, but they're all of Romania descent.
  • Richard Wagner1

    Richard Wagner

    Dec. at 70 (1813-1883)

    WorksTannhäuser, Richard to Minna Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Lohengrin, Parsifal

    Richard Wagner is a film score composer.

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    #173 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#158 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Mircea Eliade2

    Mircea Eliade

    Dec. at 79 (1907-1986)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Romania

    WorksThe Bengali Night, Le Sacré et le Profane, Bengal nights, At the Gypsies, Die großen Mythen der Menschheit

    Mircea Eliade (Romanian: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a eliˈade]; March 9 [O.S. February 24] 1907 – April 22,... more on Wikipedia
  • Elie Wiesel3

    BirthplaceSighetu Marmației, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Romania

    WorksNight, The Night Trilogy, Zalmen or the Madness of God, Wise Men and Their Tales, The Jews of silence

    Eliezer Wiesel (, Hebrew: אֱלִיעֶזֶר וִיזֶל‎ ʾĔlîʿezer Vîzel; September 30, 1928 – July 2,... more on Wikipedia

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    #1088 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#39 of 64 The Best Jewish Authors

  • John Houseman4

    John Houseman

    Dec. at 86 (1902-1988)

    BirthplaceSoutheast Europe, Bucharest, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom, Romania

    WorksCitizen Kane, Jane Eyre, Entertainers and the entertained, Final dress, Front and center

    John Houseman (born Jacques Haussmann; September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean Negulesco5

    Jean Negulesco

    Dec. at 93 (1900-1993)

    BirthplaceCraiova, Sud-Vest, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Romania

    Jean Negulesco (born Ioan Negulescu; 29 February 1900 (O.S.) – 18 July 1993) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Kira Muratova6

    BirthplaceSoroca, Moldova

    NationalityUkraine, Romania

    WorksAmong Grey Stones, The Tuner, The Asthenic Syndrome, Melody for a Street Organ, Brief Encounters

    Kira Heorhiyivna Muratova (Ukrainian: Кіра Георгіївна Мура́това; née Korotkova, 5 November... more on Wikipedia
  • Marin Karmitz7

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    NationalityFrance, Romania

    Marin Karmitz (born 7 October 1938) is a French businessman whose career has spanned the... more on Wikipedia
  • Eugène Ionesco8

    Eugène Ionesco

    Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)

    BirthplaceSlatina, Sud-Vest, Romania

    NationalityFrance, Romania

    WorksRhinoceros, The Seven Deadly Sins, Exit the King, The Bald Soprano, The Lesson

    Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu, Romanian: [e.uˈd͡ʒen i.oˈnesku] (listen); 26 November 1909... more on Wikipedia
  • Hermann Oberth9

    Hermann Oberth

    Dec. at 95 (1894-1989)

    BirthplaceSibiu, Romania

    NationalityHungary, Austria-Hungary, Germany, Romania

    WorksWoman in the Moon, The Moon Car, Man Into Space, The Electric Spaceship, Primer for Those Who Would Govern

    Hermann Julius Oberth (German: [ˈhɛrman ˈjuːli̯ʊs ˈoːbɛrt]; 25 June 1894 – 28 December 1989)... more on Wikipedia
  • Cristian Mungiu10

    BirthplaceNord-Est, Iași, Romania


    Works4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Beyond the Hills, Tales from the Golden Age, Lost and Found - Six Glances of a Generation

    Cristian Mungiu (Romanian: [kristiˈan munˈd͡ʒi.u]; born 27 April 1968) is a Romanian... more on Wikipedia
  • Tristan Tzara11

    Tristan Tzara

    Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

    BirthplaceMoinești, Romania

    NationalityFrance, Romania

    WorksChanson Dada, L'antitête, vol. II: Minuits pour géants, L'antitête, vol. III: Le Désespéranto

    Tristan Tzara (French: [tʁistɑ̃ dzaʁa]; Romanian: [trisˈtan ˈt͡sara]; born Samuel or Samy... more on Wikipedia
  • Lucian Blaga12

    Lucian Blaga

    Dec. at 66 (1895-1961)



    WorksVersuri (Cele mai frumoase poezii), Poems of light, Poezii, Gîndirea românească în Transilvania în secolul al XVIII-lea, Trilogia culturii

    Lucian Blaga (Romanian: [lut͡ʃiˈan ˈblaɡa] (listen); 9 May 1895 – 6 May 1961) was a Romanian... more on Wikipedia
  • Herta Müller13

    BirthplaceNițchidorf, Romania

    NationalityGermany, Romania

    WorksThe Fox Has Always Been The Hunter, Nadirs, The Appointment, The Land of Green Plums, The King Bows and Kills

    Herta Müller (born 17 August 1953) is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, essayist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Lucian Pintilie14

    BirthplaceTarutyne, Ukraine

    NationalityUkraine, Romania

    WorksToo Late, Last Stop Paradise, An Unforgettable Summer, The Oak, The Reenactment

    Lucian Pintilie (Romanian pronunciation: [lut͡ʃiˈan pintiˈli.e]; 9 November 1933 – 16 May... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrei Codrescu15

    BirthplaceSibiu, Romania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Romania

    WorksNew Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City, Road Scholar, Christopher Felver: The Importance of Being, Jealous witness

    Andrei Codrescu (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdrej koˈdresku]; born December 20, 1946) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Gregor von Rezzori16

    Gregor von Rezzori

    Dec. at 84 (1914-1998)

    BirthplaceChernivtsi, Ukraine, Eurasia, Chernivtsi Oblast


    WorksThe death of my brother Abel, Geliebte Hochstaplerin, A Degree of Murder, Der Schwan, Der arbeitslose König

    Gregor von Rezzori (German pronunciation: [ʁɛˈtsoːʁi]; May 13, 1914 – April 23, 1998), born... more on Wikipedia
  • János Mattis-Teutsch17

    János Mattis-Teutsch

    Dec. at 76 (1884-1960)

    BirthplaceBrașov, Centru, Romania

    NationalityHungary, Austria-Hungary, Romania

    János Mattis-Teutsch or Máttis-Teutsch, Mátis-Teutsch (IPA: [ˈjaːnoʃ ˈmɒtːiʃ ˈtʰɔʏ̯t͡ʃ]; the... more on Wikipedia
  • Gheorghe Zamfir18

    BirthplaceSoutheast Europe, Găești, Romania


    WorksTraitė Du Naï Roumain: méthode de flûte de pan, Drum de spini și de glorii, Naiul - geneză, evoluție și semnificație, În inima întristată a barocului

    Gheorghe Zamfir (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe zamˈfir] (listen); born April 6, 1941) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Corneliu Porumboiu19

    BirthplaceVaslui, Nord-Est, Romania


    WorksPolice, Adjective, 12:08 East of Bucharest, Liviu's Dream, A Trip to the City

    Corneliu Porumboiu (Romanian pronunciation: [korˈnelju porumˈboju]; born 14 September 1975) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Marcel Janco20

    Marcel Janco

    Dec. at 89 (1895-1984)

    BirthplaceSoutheast Europe, Bucharest, Romania

    NationalityIsrael, Romania

    WorksMarcel Janco

    Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect and art theorist. He was the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mihai Eminescu21

    Mihai Eminescu

    Dec. at 39 (1850-1889)

    BirthplaceBotoșani, Nord-Est, Romania


    WorksArticole şi traduceri, Scrieri de criticǎ teatralǎ, Puizii, Românii din afara granițelor țǎrii, Poesii

    Mihai Eminescu (Romanian pronunciation: [miˈhaj emiˈnesku] (listen); born Mihail Eminovici; 15... more on Wikipedia
  • Sinişa Dragin22

    BirthplaceKula, Serbia

    NationalitySerbia, Romania

    WorksIf The Seed Doesn't Die, 9:06, Everyday God Kisses Us on the Mouth, The Pharaoh, Tuning

    Sinișa Dragin (Serbian: Siniša Dragin) is a Serbian-Romanian film director. In 2002, his movie... more on Wikipedia
  • Dan Teodosiu23

    BirthplaceSoutheast Europe, Bucharest, Romania

    NationalityAustria, Romania

    WorksEnd-to-end fault containment in scalable shared-memory multiprocessors

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    Miklos Nyiszli

    Dec. at 55 (1901-1956)

    BirthplaceȘimleu Silvaniei, Romania

    NationalityHungary, Austria-Hungary, Romania


    Miklós Nyiszli (17 June 1901, Szilágysomlyó, Austria-Hungary – 5 May 1956, Oradea, Romania)... more on Wikipedia
  • Cătălin Mitulescu25

    BirthplaceVoluntari, Romania


    WorksThe Way I Spent the End of the World, Loverboy, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, Trafic

    Cătălin Mitulescu (Romanian pronunciation: [kətəˈlin mituˈlesku]; born January 13, 1972 in... more on Wikipedia