List of Russian writers

This is the list of authors that wrote in Russian language. Not all of them are of Russian descent.

See also .

A to D

*Chinghiz Aitmatov, author
*Anna Akhmatova, poet
*Bella Akhmadulina, poet
*Konstantin Aksakov
*Sergei Aksakov (1791–1859), novelist and miscellaneous writer
*Vasily Aksyonov, author
*Boris Akunin (born 1956), author, essayist, translator, literary critic
*Mark Aldanov, author
*Aleksandr Amfiteatrov (1862–1938), novelist.
*Leonid Andreyev, author, "Judas Iscariot"
*Daniil Andreyev, "Rose of the World"
*Innokenty Annensky, poet
*Mikhail Artsybashev, author
*Viktor Astafiyev, author
*Lera Auerbach (Averbakh), poet and author
*Gennadiy Aygi (1934–2006), author, translator
*Isaac Babel (1894–1940), author
*Pavel Bazhov, fair tales author, "The Malachite Casket"
*Mikhail Bakhtin, philosopher
*Konstantin Bal'mont, poet
*Evgeny Baratynsky, poet
*Natalya Baranskaya, author, "A Week Like Any Other"
*Ivan Barkov, poet
*Konstantin Batyushkov, poet
*Aleksandr Bek (1903–1972), author
*Vissarion Belinsky (1811–1848), writer, literary critic and philosopher
*Andrey Bely (1880–1934), poet and author, "Petersburg"
*Alexander Belyayev (1884–1942), science fiction author
*Olga Bergolts, poet
*Aleksei Bibik (1878–1976), working-class writer
*Helena Blavatsky (1831–1891) "The Secret Doctrine", "Isis Unveiled"
*Aleksandr Blok, poet
*Aleksandr Bogdanov, novelist, physician, economist, and philosopher, "Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia"
*Valeri Brainin
*Osip Maximovich Brik
*Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996), poet and esseyist, Nobel Prize Winner
*Valery Bryusov (1873–1924), poet and author, "The Fiery Angel"
*Vladimir Bukovsky (born 1942), writer and dissident
*Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940), playwright and author, "Master and Margarita"
*Kir Bulychev (1934–2003), science fiction author
*Ivan Bunin (1870–1953), first Russian Nobel Prize Winner
*Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), short stories author and playwright, "The Cherry Orchard", "Three Sisters", "The Seagull"
*Nikolai Chernyshevsky (1828–1889), writer, journalist, politician
*Sasha Cherny
*Korney Chukovsky
*Lydia Chukovskaya
*Denis Davydov
*Gavrila Derzhavin
*Nikolay Dobrolyubov
*Yuri Dombrovsky, author
*Sergei Dovlatov, author
*Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), novelist, "Crime and Punishment", "The Idiot", "Notes From the Underground", "The Brothers Karamazov"

E to K

*Ivan Efremov, science fiction
*Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967), novelist and WWII war correspondent
*Venedikt Erofeev
*Viktor Erofeev (Victor Erofeev)
*Natan Eidelman
*Eris Andrey (author)
*Pyotr Ershov
*Sergei Esenin
*Aleksander Fadeev (1901–1956). "The Young Guard".
*Konstantin Fedin
*Afanasy Fet, poet
*Denis Fonvizin (1744–1792), dramatist
*Dmitri Furmanov, "Chapayev".
*Vsevolod Garshin
*Arkady Gaidar (Arkady Gaydar) (1904–1941)
*Mikhail Gerasimov (poet), worker-poet (1889–1939)
*Vladimir Gilyarovsky
*Lydia Ginzburg
*Eugenia Ginzburg
*Zinaida Gippius, essayist, memoirist, author
*Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852), prose writer and dramatist. One of the major Russian writers.
*Natalya Gorbanevskaya (born 1936), poet.
*Daniil Granin (born 1918), novelist, "Bison" ("Zubr").
*Aleksandr Griboyedov (1795–1828), dramatist and statesman
*Ivan Goncharov (1812–1891), novelist. One of the major Russian writers.
*Maxim Gorky (1868–1936), novelist, "My Universities", "Mother"
*Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian rock band "Aquarium"
*Dmitry Grigorovich
*Alexandr Grin, author, "Alye Parusa"
*Vasily Grossman, novelist, "Life and Fate"
*Igor Guberman, satirist
*Lev Gumilyov (Lev Gumilev), historian
*Nikolay Gumilyov, poet
*Alexander Herzen, essayist, philosopher
*Ilya Ilf with Yevgeny Petrov, satirist, "The Twelve Chairs", "The Golden Calf"
*Fazil Iskander, (born 1929), novelist
*Vsevolod Ivanov, author
*Dmitri Kantemir
*Nikolai Karamzin (1766–1826), poet, author, historian
*Lev Kassil
*Valentin Katayev
*Daniil Kharms, absurdist, "
*Velimir Khlebnikov, futurist poet and author
*Vladislav Khodasevich, poet
*Mikhail Koltsov, journalist and satirist
*Lev Kopelev
*Vladimir Korolenko
*Sergey Kozlov
*Ivan Krylov (1769–1844), writer of fables and dramatist
*Aleksandr Kuprin, "Duel"
*Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin, (1872–1936)

L to R

*Lazar Lagin
*Jakov Landa (1948-2005)
*Yulia Latynina
*Peter Lavrovitch Lavrov (1823–1900), socialist and revolutionist
*Leonid Leonov
*Mikhail Lermontov (1814–1841), poet, playwright and novelist. One of the major Russian writers.
*Nikolai Leskov (1831–1895), storyteller, novelist, and journalist, "Lady MacBeth of the Mtensk District"
*Eduard Limonov
*Mikhail Lomonosov (1711–1765), linguistic reformer
*Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak
*Nadezhda Mandelstam
*Osip Mandelstam, poet
*Alexandra Marinina
*Vladimir Mayakovsky, futurist poet
*Apollon Maykov
*Dmitriy Merezhkovsky, poet, founder of the Symbolist movement in Russia
*Semen Nadson
*Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), poet and novelist, wrote first in Russian, then in English, author of "Lolita"
*Vladimir Narbut, (1888 – 1944 or 1938] )
*Sergey Narovchatov, (1919–1981)
*Alexandr Nekrasov
*Nikolai Nekrasov, poet
*Viktor Nekrasov, "In trenches of Stalingrad"
*Valerij Nikolaevskij, historical writer, poet
*Nikolay Nosov
*Vladimir Obruchev
*Vladimir Odoevsky
*Nikolai Ogaryov (1813–1877)
*Yuri Olesha, satirist
*Alexandr Ostrovsky
*Nikolai Ostrovsky
*Pyotr Patrushev
*Valentin Parnakh, poet and founder of Russian Jazz music
*Boris Pasternak (1890–1960), poet and novelist, was not permitted by USSR to accept the Nobel Prize, "Doctor Zhivago"
*Konstantin Paustovsky, author
*Viktor Pelevin (born 1962), novelist, "Omon Ra"
*Yakov Perelman
*Evgeny Petrov, wrote with Ilya Ilf, "The Twelve Chairs", "The Golden Calf"
*Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, author
*Boris Pilnyak
*Dmitri Pisarev
*Aleksey Pisemsky (1821–1881), novelist and dramatist.
*Andrei Platonov, author, "Chevengur"
*Aleksey Plescheev, poet
*Yakov Polonsky
*Nikolay Pomyalovsky
*Mikhail Prishvin
*Kozma Prutkov, satirist, a pseudonym for two writers: Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy and Alexei Zhemchuzhnikov
*Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837), poet, novelist and dramatist. Considered to be the greatest Russian poet of all time."Eugene Onegin"
*Ayn Rand (1905–1982), American novelist and philosopher born in St. Petersburg, Russia
*Aleksandr Nikolaevich Radishchev (1749–1802), social critic
*Valentin Rasputin, author, "Farewell to Matyora"
*Irina Ratushinskaya
*Aleksei Remizov (1877–1957), modernist writer, calligrapher and folklore enthusiast
*Helena Roerich (1879–1949)
*Anatoly Rybakov
*Vyacheslav Rybakov
*Yuri Rytkheu (b. 1930), from the Arctic Chukotka Peninsula

to V

*Saparina Yelena, science writer, "Cyberbetics with in us" 1966.She presents complexity in an easy way. She gives a lesson on A.I. (born 1931). psychology, heuristics, biology.
*Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826–1889), satirist
*Nickolai Sementsov
*Aleksandr Serafimovich, novelist, "The Iron Flood"
*Sergei Sergeyev-Tsensky, writer and academician
*Efraim Sevela
*Igor Severyanin
*Marietta Shahinian (1888-1982), Russian writer of Armenian descent.
*Varlam Shalamov (1907–1982), author of tales about Gulag
*Vadim Shefner
*Mikhail Shishkin
*Mikhail Sholokhov, novelist, "And Quiet Flows the Don"
*Sholom Aleichem (Russian:Шолом-Алейхем)
*Vasily Shukshin
*Pavel Shumil, science fiction author
*Konstantin Simonov
*Andrei Sinyavsky
*Boris Slutsky
*Fyodor Sologub, poet, dramatist and novelist, "The Petty Demon"
*Leonid Solovjev
*Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (born 1918), author, Nobel Prize for Literature, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
*Vladimir Sorokin
*Dmitry Strelnikoff, poet, essayist, novelist
*Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
*Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin
*Aleksandr Petrovich Sumarokov
*Mikhail Vasilyevich Sushkov
*Viktor Suvorov (born 1947)
*Nadezhda Teffi
*Vladimir Tendryakov
*Viktoria Tokareva, author
*Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817–1875), poet, dramatist and novelist.
*Aleksey Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1882–1945), novelist
*Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) novelist, "War and Peace", "Anna Karenina"
*Tatyana Tolstaya, essayist, novelist
*Vasily Trediakovsky
*Gavriil Troyepolsky, novelist, "White Bim Black Ear"
*Marina Tsvetaeva, poetess
*Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883), novelist and dramatist. One of the major Russian writers.
*Aleksandr Tvardovsky
*Yury Tynyanov
*Fyodor Tyutchev
*Lyudmila Ulitskaya
*Gleb Uspensky (1843-1902)
*Maximilian Voloshin, poet
*Vladimir Voinovich, satirist
*Mikhail Veller

X to Z

*Nicholas Yermakov
*Yevgeny Yevtushenko
*Nikolay Zabolotsky
*Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884–1937), author of "We"
*Iuliia Valerianovna Zhadovskaia
*Boris Zhitkov
*Vasily Zhukovsky
*Mikhail Zoshchenko, satirist


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