Famous Writers from Ukraine

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

Igor Voloshin and Ivan Mykolaychuk are only the beginning of the writers on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Ukrainian writers?" and "Which writers are from Ukraine?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Ukraine in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Ukraine, but they're all of Ukraine descent.
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  • Nikolai Gogol
    Dec. at 42 (1809-1852)
    • Birthplace: Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine
    • Nationality: Russian Empire
    • Works: Dead Souls, Nevsky Prospekt, The gamblers, Märchen- Samowar. Erzählungen aus dem alten Rußland, Taras Bulba
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (31 March 1809 – 4 March 1852) was a Russian dramatist of Ukrainian origin.Although Gogol was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the preeminent figures of the ...more
    • Birthplace: Berdyansk, Ukraine
    • Nationality: Ukraine, France
    Olga Konstiantinivna Kurylenko (born 14 November 1979) is a French-Ukrainian actress and model.She was discovered as a model in Moscow at the age of 13. She moved to Paris to pursue a modelling ...more
    • Birthplace: Soroca, Moldova
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Romania
    • Works: Among 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 1934 – 6 June 2018) was a Ukrainian award-winning film director, screenwriter and actress, known for her ...more
    • Birthplace: Zima, Russia
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russia
    • Works: I am Cuba, Stolen Apples, Pre-Morning, The face behind the face, Ardabiola
    Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Russian: Евгений Александрович Евтушенко; 18 July 1933 – 1 April 2017) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, ...more
  • Alexander Dovzhenko
    Dec. at 62 (1894-1956)
    • Birthplace: Sosnytsia, Ukraine
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russian Empire, Soviet Union
    • Works: Earth, Arsenal, Michurin, Zvenigora, The Enchanted Desna
    Alexander Petrovich Dovzhenko or Oleksander Petrovych Dovzhenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Петрович Довженко, Oleksandr Petrovych Dovzhenko; Russian: Алекса́ндр Петро́вич Довже́нко, Aleksandr Petrovich ...more
  • Grigori Kozintsev
    Dec. at 68 (1905-1973)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Soviet Union
    • Works: Hamlet, King Lear, The Vyborg Side, The Return of Maxim, Belinsky
    Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev (Russian: Григо́рий Миха́йлович Ко́зинцев; 22 March [O.S. 9 March] 1905 – 11 May 1973) was a Soviet theatre and film director. He was named People's Artist of the USSR ...more