Famous Writers from Serbia

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different writers, including Azem Vllasi and Vesna Pešić.

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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    • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
    • Nationality: Serbia, United States of America
    • Works: Master Breasts: Objectified, Aesthetisized, Fantasized, Eroticized, Feminized by Photography's Most Titillating Masters . . .
    Charles Simic (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић [dǔʃan tʃârls sǐːmitɕ]; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938) is a Serbian-American poet and former co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer ...more
    • Birthplace: Mrđenovac, Serbia
    • Nationality: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia
    • Works: Underground, The Professional, Special Treatment, The Marathon Family, St. George Shoots the Dragon
    Dušan Kovačević (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ковачевић, pronounced [dǔʃan kɔv̞ǎːtʃɛv̞itɕ]; born 12 July 1948) is a Serbian playwright and director best known for his theater plays and movie scripts. He ...more
    • Birthplace: Peć, Serbia
    • Nationality: Serbia
    • Works: Sunce sebe gleda, Razgovori by Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987, The Creator, Krugovanje: 1978-1987 (First edition)
    Dejan Stojanović (Serbian: Дејан Стојановић, pronounced [dejan stojanoʋitɕ]; born 11 March 1959) is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist. His poetry is ...more
  • Vasko Popa
    Dec. at 68 (1922-1991)
    • Birthplace: Grebenac, Serbia
    • Nationality: Serbia
    • Works: Pesme, Collected poems, Chair vive & coupure, Homage to the lame wolf, Nepočin-polje
    Vasile "Vasko" Popa (Serbian Cyrillic: Васко Попа; June 29, 1922 – January 5, 1991) was a Serbian poet of Romanian descent.
  • Milorad Pavić
    Dec. at 80 (1929-2009)
    • Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
    • Nationality: Serbia
    • Works: Dictionary of the Khazars, Landscape Painted with Tea, A Short History of Belgrade, Borzoi, The Inner Side of the Wind
    Milorad Pavić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милорад Павић, pronounced [mîloraːd pǎːʋitɕ]; 15 October 1929 – 30 November 2009) was a Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and literary historian. Born in ...more
  • Živojin Pavlović
    Dec. at 65 (1933-1998)
    • Birthplace: Šabac, Serbia
    • Nationality: Serbia
    • Works: The Border, The Ambush
    Živojin "Žika" Pavlović (15 April 1933 – 29 November 1998) 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 ...more