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List of famous writers from Serbia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Serbia is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Serbian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Serbia 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 Serbian writers?" and "Which writers are from Serbia?"

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

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Charles Simic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Charles Simic age 80 Dušan "Charles" Simić is a Serbian-American poet and was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a ...more

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Dušan Kovačević is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dušan Kovačević age 70 Dušan Kovačević is a Serbian playwright and director best known for his theater plays and movie scripts. He also served as the ambassador of Serbia in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Dejan Stojanović is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dejan Stojanović age 59 Dejan Stojanović is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist. His poetry is characterized by a recognizable system of thought and poetic devices, ...more

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Vasko Popa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Vasko Popa Died at 69 (1922-1991) Vasiliu "Vasko" Popa was a Serbian poet of Romanian descent.

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Milorad Pavić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Milorad Pavić Died at 80 (1929-2009) Milorad Pavić was a Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and literary historian. Born in Belgrade in 1929, he published many poems, short stories and novels during his lifetime, the most ...more

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Živojin Pavlović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Živojin Pavlović Died at 65 (1933-1998) Živojin "Žika" Pavlović was a Serbian film director and writer. In his films and novels, he depicted the cruel reality of small, poor and abandoned people living in the corners of ...more

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Svetislav Basara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Svetislav Basara age 65 Svetislav Basara is a contemporary Serbian author. In addition to writing, he was politically active through Democratic Christian Party of Serbia and also had a diplomatic stint. He is the ...more

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Miloš Crnjanski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Miloš Crnjanski Died at 84 (1893-1977) Miloš Crnjanski was a poet of the expressionist wing of Serbian modernism, author, and a diplomat. From his beginnings as a journalist whose social-political stance was at one moment openly ...more

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Vuk Stefanović Karadžić is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić Died at 77 (1787-1864) Vuk Stefanović Karadžić was a Serbian philologist and linguist who was the major reformer of the Serbian language. He deserves, perhaps, for his collections of songs, fairy tales, and riddles, ...more

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Borisav Stanković is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Borisav Stanković Died at 51 (1876-1927) Borisav "Bora" Stanković was a Serbian writer belonging to the school of realism. His novels and short stories depict the life of people from South Serbia. He belongs to an exceptional ...more

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Petar II Petrović-Njegoš is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš Died at 38 (1813-1851) Petar II Petrović-Njegoš was a Prince-Bishop of Montenegro, poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in the history of Montenegrin and Serbian ...more

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Dušan Radović is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dušan Radović Died at 62 (1922-1984) Dušan "Duško" Radović was a Serbian children's writer, poet, journalist, aphorist and TV editor.

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Dositej Obradović is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dositej Obradović Died at 72 (1739-1811) Dimitrije "Dositej" Obradović was a Serbian author, philosopher, linguist, traveler, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia. An influential protagonist of the Serbian ...more

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Lukijan Mušicki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Lukijan Mušicki Died at 60 (1777-1837) Lukijan Mušicki was a Serbian poet, prose writer, and polyglot.

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Milovan Vitezović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Milovan Vitezović age 74 Milovan Vitezović, is a Serbian writer, professor and screenwriter. He writes songs, novels, essays, reviews, aphorisms, movies and TV scripts. He has published more than forty books in over one ...more

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Karl Malden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Karl Malden Died at 97 (1912-2009) Karl Malden was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film ...more

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943) Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current ...more

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Emir Kusturica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Emir Kusturica age 64 Emir Kusturica is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician. He has been recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films, as well as his projects in town-building. He has twice won ...more

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Goran Paskaljević is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Goran Paskaljević age 71 Goran Paskaljević is a Serbian film director. Born in Belgrade, he was raised by his grandparents in Niš, following the divorce of his parents. 14 years later he returned to Belgrade where he ...more

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Srđan Dragojević is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Srđan Dragojević age 55 Srđan Dragojević is a Serbian film director and screenwriter, who emerged in the 1990s as a significant figure in Serbian cinema. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Socialist Party of ...more

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Marina Abramović is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Marina Abramović age 72 Marina Abramović is a Serbian and former Yugoslav artist based in New York, a performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Her work explores the relationship between performer and ...more

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Sinişa Dragin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Sinişa Dragin age 58 Sinișa Dragin is a Serbian-Romanian film director. In 2002, his movie Everyday God Kisses Us On The Mouth won the 'Aleksandar Sasa Petrovic' plaque at the ninth Belgrade International Festival ...more

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Dezső Kosztolányi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dezső Kosztolányi Died at 51 (1885-1936) Dezső Kosztolányi was a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.

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Dušan Makavejev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dušan Makavejev age 86 Dušan Makavejev born 13 October 1932 in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia is a Serbian film director and screenwriter, famous for his groundbreaking films of Yugoslav cinema in the late 1960s and ...more

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Stefan Arsenijević is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Stefan Arsenijević age 41 Stefan Arsenijević is Serbian Film director. He is a graduate of the Ninth Belgrade Gymnasium. He studied philosophy, worked as a journalist and studied film and television directing at the ...more

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Dragan Bjelogrlić is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dragan Bjelogrlić age 55 Dragan Bjelogrlić is a Serbian actor, director, and producer.

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Mihailo Petrović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Mihailo Petrović Died at 75 (1868-1943) Mihailo Petrović Alas, was an influential Serbian mathematician and inventor. He was also a distinguished professor at Belgrade University, an academic, fisherman, writer, publicist, musician, ...more

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Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin Died at 77 (1858-1935) Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of ...more

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Mirko Kovač is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Mirko Kovač 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) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Ivo Škrabalo 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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Gordan Kicic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Gordan Kicic age 41 Gordan Kicic is a film actor and producer.

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Goran Marković is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Goran Marković age 72 Goran Marković is a Serbian movie and theatre director, screenwriter, and playwright. He has directed approximately 50 documentaries, 11 movies and 3 theatre plays and has written three books.

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Katalin Ladik is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Katalin Ladik age 76 Katalin Ladik is a Hungarian poet, performance artist and actress. She was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and in the last 20 years she has lived and worked alternately in Novi Sad, Serbia, in ...more

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Mileva Marić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Mileva Marić Died at 73 (1875-1948) Mileva Marić was a Serbian physicist. She was the only woman among Albert Einstein's fellow students at the Zurich Polytechnic. They developed a relationship and had a daughter before their ...more

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Boris Malagurski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Boris Malagurski age 30 Boris Malagurski is a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer, writer, television host and activist.

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Slavko Vorkapić is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Slavko Vorkapić Died at 82 (1894-1976) Slavoljub "Slavko" Vorkapić, known in English as Slavko Vorkapich, was a Serbian-American film director and editor, former Chair of USC Film School, painter, and a prominent figure of ...more

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Nikola Lezaic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Nikola Lezaic age 37 Nikola Lezaic is a film director, screenwriter, producer and editor.

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Bora Đorđević is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Bora Đorđević age 66 Borisav "Bora" Đorđević, also known as Bora Čorba, is a Serbian singer, songwriter and poet. He is best known as the lead singer for the Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band Riblja ...more

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Dejan Zečević is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dejan Zečević age 46 Dejan Zečević is a Serbian film director and screenwriter. In 1997 he graduated from Academy of Performing Arts Belgrade in film and TV directing. His films have won over 30 awards so far.

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Mila Turajlic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Mila Turajlic age 39 Mila Turajlic is a film director and producer.

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Srdjan Spasojevic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Srdjan Spasojevic age 42 Srdjan Spasojevic is a film director and screenwriter.

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Dmitrie Vojnov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Dmitrie Vojnov age 37 Dmitrie Vojnov is a film critic, screenwriter and an actor.

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Darko Bajic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Darko Bajic age 63 Darko Bajic is a film and television director, screenwriter, film producer and teacher.

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Vladimir Paskaljevic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Vladimir Paskaljevic age 44 Vladimir Paskaljevic is a film director and screenwriter.

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Andrijana Stojkovic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Andrijana Stojkovic age 42 Andrijana Stojkovic is a film director, screenwriter and a film producer.

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Vojislav Koštunica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Vojislav Koštunica age 74 Vojislav Koštunica is a former Serbian politician. He was the last president of Yugoslavia from 2000 to 2003, and the prime minister of Serbia in two terms. He was one of the founders and the ...more

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Vuk Drašković is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Vuk Drašković age 72 Vuk Drašković, leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement, is a Serbian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Minister of Foreign ...more

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Uroš Stojanovic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Uroš Stojanovic age 45 Uroš Stojanovic is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Mickey Nedimovic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Mickey Nedimovic age 42 Mickey Nedimovic is an actor, film producer, screenwriter and film director.

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Bojan Vuletić is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Serbia
Bojan Vuletić age 41 Bojan Vuletic is a screenwriter and film director.