Aleksander Amfiteatrov Aleksander Valentinovich Amfiteatrov (Александр Валентинович Амфитеатров); (December 26, 1862–February 26, 1938) was a Russian writer and historian.
Aleksandr Kuprin Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Купри́н), (in the village of Narovchat in the Penza Oblast – August 25, 1938 in Leningrad) was a Russian writer, pilot, explorer and adventu...
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын, 11 December 19183 August 2008) was an eminent Russian novelist, historian, and tireless critic of Soviet totalitarianism.
Aleksei Bibik Aleksei Pavlovich Bibik (Алексей Павлович Бибик; October 17, 1878- November 18, 1976) was one of the first working-class novelists in Russia.
Aleksey Chapygin Aleksey Pavlovich Chapygin was a Russian writer, and one of the founders of the Soviet historical novel.
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy (Алексе́й Константи́нович Толсто́й), was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, considered to be the most import...
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Алексе́й Никола́евич Толсто́й; – 23 February 1945), nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized...
Aleksey Pisemsky Aleksey Feofilaktovich Pisemsky (Алексе́й Феофила́ктович Пи́семский) was a Russian novelist and dramatist who was regarded as an equal of Ivan Turgenev and Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the late 1850s, ...
Aleksey Remizov Aleksei Mikhailovich Remizov (Алексе́й Миха́йлович Ре́мизов; Moscow – November 26, 1957, Paris) was a Russian modernist writer whose creative imagination veered to the fantastic and bizarre.
Alexander Amfiteatrov Aleksander Valentinovich Amfiteatrov (Александр Валентинович Амфитеатров); (December 26, 1862–February 26, 1938) was a Russian writer and historian.
Alexander Bek Alexander Alfredovich Bek (Алекса́ндр Альфре́дович Бек; 2 November 1972), sometimes transliterated from the Russian Cyrillic as Aleksandr Bek or Anglicized to Alexander Beck, was a S...
Alexander Chekhov Alexander Pavlovich Chekhov (Алекса́ндр Па́влович Че́хов; August 22, 1855 – May 29, 1913), was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and memoirist, and the elder brother of Anto...
Alexander Druzhinin Alexander Vasilyevich Druzhinin,, was a Russian writer, translator, and magazine editor.
Alexander Ertel Alexander Ivanovich Ertel (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Э́ртель) (July 19, 1855 – February 7, 1908), was a Russian novelist and short story writer.
Alexander Goldstein (writer) Alexander Leonidovich Goldstein (Александр Леонидович Гольдштейн; born Tallin, Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic — Tel-Aviv, Israel) — was a Russian writer and essayist.
Alexander Grin Aleksandr Stepanovich Grinevskii (better known by his pen name, Aleksandr Grin, August 23, 1880 – July 8, 1932) was a Russian writer, notable for his romantic novels and short stories, mo...
Alexander Levitov Alexander Ivanovich Levitov (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Леви́тов), born August 1, 1835 – died January 16, 1877, was a Russian writer.
Alexander Melentyevich Volkov Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Алекса́ндр Меле́нтьевич Во́лков June 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Soviet novelist and mathematician.
Alexander Neverov Alexander Sergeyevich Neverov,, was a Russian/Soviet writer and teacher.
Alexander Prokhanov Alexander Andreyevich Prokhanov (Александр Андреевич Проханов; born on February 26, 1938 in Tbilisi) is a Soviet and Russian writer.
Alexander Pushkin Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Alexander Serafimovich Alexander Serafimovich (born Alexander Serafimovich Popov; Алекса́ндр Серафимо́вич Попо́в; O.S. January 7 (N.S. January 19), 1863 – January 19, 1949) was a Russian/Soviet writer a...
Alexander Skabichevsky Alexander Mikhailovich Skabichevsky was a Russian novelist, playwright, literary critic and historian, part of the Narodnik movement, best known for his series of biographies of 19th century Rus...
Alexander Tarasov-Rodionov Alexander Ignatyevich Tarasov-Rodionov (Алекса́ндр Игна́тьевич Тара́сов-Родио́нов), October 7, 1885 – September 3, 1938, was a Russian/Soviet writer.
Alexander Veltman Alexander Fomich Veltman was one of the most successful Russian prose writers of the 1830s and 1840s, "popular for various modes of Romantic fiction — historical, Gothic, fantastic, and folklori...
Alexandra Marinina Alexandra Marinina Алекса́ндра Мари́нина (born June 16, 1957, real name Marina Anatolyevna Alekseyeva Мари́на Анато́льевна Алексе́ева) is a best-selling Russian writer of detective stories.
Alexei Potechin Alexei Antipovitch Potechin (1829—1908) was a Russian dramatist and novelist.
Alisa Ganieva Alisa Arkadyevna Ganieva (or Ganiyeva; Алиса Аркадьевна Ганиева, born 1985) is a Russian author, writing short prose and essays.
Anastasiya Verbitskaya Anastasiya Alekseyevna Verbitskaya,, was a Russian novelist, playwright, screenplay writer, publisher and feminist.
Anastasya Verbitskaya Anastasya Alekseyevna Verbitskaya (Анастаси́я Алексе́евна Верби́цкая), (February 22, 1861 – January 16, 1928), was a Russian novelist, playwright, screenplay writer, publisher and feminist.
Anatoly Gladilin Anatoly Tikhonovich Gladilin (born August 21, 1935) is a Russian writer and poet who defected from the Soviet Union in 1976 and has since lived in Paris.
Anatoly Kudryavitsky Anatoly Kudryavitsky (Russian: Анатолий Исаевич Кудрявицкий; born 17 August 1954 in Moscow) is a Russian-Irish novelist, poet and literary translator.
Anatoly Marienhof Anatoly Borisovich Marienhof or Mariengof (Анато́лий Бори́сович Мариенго́ф; 6 July (24 June O.S.) 1897 – 24 June 1962) was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright.
Anatoly Naiman Anatoly Naiman (born 1936 in Leningrad) is an Russian poet, translator and writer.
Anatoly Rybakov Anatoly Naumovich Rybakov (Анато́лий Нау́мович Рыбако́в; – December 23, 1998) was a Soviet and Russian writer, the author of the anti-Stalinist Children of the Arbat tetralogy, novel ...
Andrei Bely Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev, better known by the pen name Andrei Bely (– 8 January 1934), was a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic.
Andrei Bitov Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov (Андре́й Гео́ргиевич Би́тов, born Leningrad/St. Petersburg, May 27, 1937) is a prominent Russian writer.
Andrei Dmitriev (writer) Andrei Viktorovich Dmitriev (Андре́й Ви́кторович Дми́триев; born 7 May 1956) is a Russian novelist and short story writer.
Andrei Kivinov Andrei Vladimirovich Pimenov (Андрей Владимирович Пименов) – known professionally as Andrei Kivinov (Андрей Кивинов) – (born 25 November 1961) is a popular and well-known crime fiction author an...
Andrei Navrozov Andrei Navrozov, poet and writer, was born in Moscow in 1956, grandson of the playwright Andrei Navrozov (1899–1941) and son of the essayist and translator Lev Navrozov (born 1928).
Andrei Platonov Andrei Platonov (Андре́й Плато́нов, – January 5, 1951) was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov (Андре́й Плато́нович Климе́нтов), a Soviet author whose works anticipate exi...
Andrei Zarin Andrei Yefimovich Zarin (Andrei Yefimovich Zarin)(28 May, 1862 - 1929) was a Russian writer of novels, essays and short stories in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Andreï Makine Andreï Makine (born 10 September 1957) is a Russian-born French author.
Anna Kashina Anna S. Kashina, Ph.D. is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a writer.
Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stor...
Anya Ulinich Anya Ulinich is a modern Russian American novelist and short-story writer.
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The brothers Arkady (Арка́дий; August 28, 1925 – October 12, 1991) and Boris (Бори́с; April 14, 1933 – November 19, 2012) Strugatsky (Струга́цкий; alternate spellings: ...
Arkady Averchenko Arkady Timofeevich Averchenko, was a Russian playwright and satirist.
Asar Eppel Asar Isayevich Eppel (Аса́р Иса́евич Э́ппель; January 11, 1935 – February 20, 2012) was a Russian writer and translator.
Avdotya Panaeva Avdotya Yakovlevna Panaeva (Авдо́тья Я́ковлевна Пана́ева), née Bryanskaya, (–), was a Russian novelist, short story writer, memoirist and literary salon holder.
Ayn Rand Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum; – March 6, 1982) was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter.
Boris Akunin Boris Akunin (Борис Акунин) is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili (Григорий Шалвович Чхартишвили; გრიგოლ ჩხარტიშვილი) (born May 20, 1956), a Russian writer of Georgian origin.
Boris Lavrenyov Boris Andreyevich Lavrenyov (Борис Андреевич Лавренёв) (real name Sergeyev), born July 5 (17), 1891 in Kherson, died January 7, 1959 in Moscow, was a Soviet Russian writer and playwright.
Boris Pasternak Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (30 May 1960) was a Jewish Russian language poet, novelist, and literary translator.
Boris Pilnyak Boris Pilnyak (Бори́с Пильня́к) (Mozhaysk – April 21, 1938, Moscow) was a Russian writer.
Bulat Okudzhava Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (also transliterated as Boulat Okudjava, Okoudjava, or Okoudzhava; Була́т Ша́лвович Окуджа́ва, Georgian: ბულატ ოკუჯავა) (May 9, 1924 – June 12, 1...
Daniil Andreyev Daniil Leonidovich Andreyev (November 2, 1906, Berlin – March 30, 1959, Moscow) was a Russian writer, poet, and Christian mystic.
Daniil Granin Daniil Alexandrovich Granin (Дании́л Алекса́ндрович Гра́нин) (born January 1, 1919), original family name German (Ге́рман), is an author born in the former Soviet Union.
Daniil Mordovtsev Daniil Lukich Mordovtsev was a Russian/Ukrainian writer and historian.
David Aizman David Yakovlevich Aizman was a Russian-Jewish novelist and playwright.
Dina Rubina Dina Ilyinichna Rubina (Дина Ильи́нична Ру́бина; דינה רובינה, born 19 September 1953 in Tashkent) is a Russian-Israeli prose writer.
Dmitri Lipskerov Dmitri Mikhailovich Lipskerov (Дми́трий Миха́йлович Ли́пскеров) (born February 19, 1964 in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian writer and dramatist.
Dmitri Prigov Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov (Cyrillic: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович При́гов) (5 November 1940 – 16 July 2007) was a Russian writer and artist.
Dmitri Yemets Dmitri Aleksandrovich Yemets (Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Емец, born 27 March 1974) is a Russian author of children's and young adult fantasy literature.
Dmitry Begichev Dmitry Nikitich Begichev was a Russian writer, governor of Voronezh Province, and senator.
Dmitry Glukhovsky Dmitry A. Glukhovsky (Дми́трий Алексе́евич Глухо́вский, born June 12, 1979) is a Russian author and journalist known for Sci-Fi, Magic-Realism, and his exploration of social and political structures.
Dmitry Grigorovich Dmitry Vasilyevich Grigorovich (Дми́трий Васи́льевич Григоро́вич) was a Russian writer, artist, and art critic.
Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak Dmitry Narkisovich Mamin-Sibiryak (Дми́трий Нарки́сович Ма́мин-Сибиря́к) (October 25, 1852 – November 2, 1912) was a Russian author most famous for his novels and short stories about life ...
Dmitry Merezhkovsky Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky (– December 9, 1941) was a Russian novelist, poet, religious thinker, and literary critic.
Eduard Limonov Eduard Limonov (Эдуа́рд Лимо́нов, real name Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, Эдуа́рд Вениами́нович Саве́нко; born 22 February 1943) is Russian writer and political dissident.
Edward Topol Edward Vladimirovich Topol, real name Topelberg is a Russian novelist.
Elena Guro Elena Genrikhovna Guro (in marriage Matyushina (January 10, 1877 – May 6, 1913) was a Russian Futurist painter, playwright, poet, and writer of fiction.
Emmanuil Kazakevich Emmanuil Genrikhovich Kazakevich was a Soviet author, poet and playwright of Jewish extraction, writing in Russian and Yiddish.
Eugene Kozlovsky Eugene Antonovich Kozlovsky is a Russian writer, journalist, theatre director and film director.
Evgenia Tur Evgenia Tur (Евге́ния Тур) (August 24, 1815 – March 27, 1892) was a Russian writer, critic, journalist and publisher.
Evgeny Chirikov Evgeny Nikolayevich Chirikov, 5 August 1864 – 18 January 1932, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, and publicist.
Fazil Iskander Fazil Abdulovich Iskander (Фази́ль Абду́лович Исканде́р; Фазиль Абдул-иҧа Искандер; born 6 March 1929, Sukhumi, USSR) is an Abkhaz writer, known in the former Soviet Union for his descriptions ...
Feodor Gladkov Feodor Vasilyevich Gladkov was a Soviet Socialist realist writer born on in Chernavka, Saratov gubernia to a family of Old Believers.
Frida Vigdorova Frida Vigdorova (16 March 1915, Orsha – 7 August 1965) was a Soviet journalist, novelist and writer.
Friedrich Neznansky Friedrich Neznansky Фридрих Евсеевич Незнанский was a popular Russian crime novelist.
Fyodor Abramov Fyodor Aleksandrovich Abramov -(Фёдор Алекса́ндрович Абра́мов) (February 29, 1920 – May 14, 1983) was a Russian novelist and literary critic.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher.
Fyodor Gladkov Fyodor Vasilyevich Gladkov was a Soviet Socialist realist writer born on in Chernavka, Saratov gubernia to a family of Old Believers.
Georgi Vladimov Georgi Nikolaevich Vladimov (Гео́ргий Никола́евич Влади́мов; real family name Volosevich, Волосевич; February 19, 1931 – October 19, 2003) was a Russian dissident writer.
Georgy Chulkov Georgy Ivanovich Chulkov (- January 1, 1939) was a Russian Symbolist poet, editor, writer and critic.
German Sadulaev German Umaralievich Sadulaev (Russian: Герман Умаралиевич Садулаев, born 2 February 1973) is a Chechen writer.
Geydar Dzhemal Geydar Dzhahidovich Dzhemal (Гейда́р Джахи́дович Джема́ль, Heydər Cahid oğlu Camal, sometimes transliterated as Heydar Jamal); born 10 June 1947) is a Russian Islamic revolutionist, philosopher,...
Gleb Uspensky Gleb Ivanovich Uspensky (Глеб Ива́нович Успе́нский; October 25, 1843 – April 6, 1902), was a Russian writer, and a prominent figure of the Narodnik movement.
Grigori Machtet Grigori Alexandrovich Machtet was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin.
Grigoriy Demidovtsev Grigoriy Demidovtsev is the pen name of Grigoriy Anatolyevich Petrov, a Russian fiction writer and a playwright.
Grigory Baklanov Grigory Yakovlevich Baklanov (Russian: Григо́рий Я́ковлевич Бакла́нов) (September 11, 1923 – December 23, 2009) was a Russian novelist and editor, well known for his novels about World War...
Grigory Danilevsky Grigory Petrovich Danilevsky (Григо́рий Петро́вич Даниле́вский, Григорій Петрович Данилевський; -) was a Ukrainian and Russian historical novelist.
Ieronim Yasinsky Ieronim Ieronimovich Yasinsky (Иерони́м Иерони́мович Яси́нский; April 18 (30), 1850 - December 31, 1931) was a Russian novelist, poet, literary critic and essayist, who also published his works ...
Ignaty Potapenko Ignaty Nikolayevich Potapenko, born December 30, 1856 - died May 17, 1929, was a Russian writer and playwright.
Ilya Ehrenburg Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (Илья́ Григо́рьевич Эренбу́рг, – August 31, 1967) was a Soviet writer, journalist, translator, and cultural figure.
Ivan Bunin Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin ( – 8 November 1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Ivan Goncharov Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (Ива́н Алекса́ндрович Гончаро́в, Ivan Aleksandrovič Gončarov; –) was a Russian novelist best known for his novels A Common Story (1847), Oblomov (1859),...
Ivan Kushchevsky Ivan Afanasyevich Kushchevsky, born December 24, 1847 – died August 12, 1876, was a Russian writer.
Ivan Lazhechnikov Ivan Ivanovich Lazhechnikov, September 25, 1792 – July 8, 1869, was a Russian writer.
Ivan Panaev Ivan Ivanovich Panaev was a Russian writer, literary critic, journalist and magazine publisher.
Ivan Turgenev Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Jean-Baptiste Troppmann Jean-Baptiste Troppmann was a French spree killer born in 1848 and executed on January 19, 1870.
Julia Voznesenskaya Julia Nikolayevna Voznesenskaya (Юлия Николаевна Вознесенская), born on 14 September 1940 in Leningrad, is a Russian author of books with an Orthodox Christian worldview.
Karolina Pavlova Karolina Karlovna Pavlova (Кароли́на Ка́рловна Па́влова) (22 July 1807 – 14 December 1893) was a 19th-century Russian poet and novelist who stood out from other writers on account of her unique ...
Kaziev Shapi Shapi Magomedovitch Kaziev is a Russian writer, playwright and script writer.
Konstantin Fedin Konstantin Aleksandrovich Fedin (— July 15, 1977) was a Russian novelist and literary functionary.
Konstantin Paustovsky Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky (Константи́н Гео́ргиевич Паусто́вский, – July 14, 1968) was a Russian Soviet writer nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature in 1965.
Konstantin Staniukovich Konstantin Mikhailovich Staniukovich or Stanyukovich was a Russian writer, remembered today mostly for his stories of the Russian Imperial Navy.
Konstantin Trenyov Konstantin Andreevich Trenyov (Константи′н Андре′евич Тренё′в, May 21 (June 2) 1876, Baksheevka, Kharkiv, Russian Empire, now Ukraine - May 19, 1945, Moscow, USSR) was a Russian, Soviet playwrig...
Konstantin Vaginov Konstantin Konstantinovich Vaginov (Константи́н Константи́нович Ва́гинов, born Wagenheim, —April 26, 1934) was a Russian poet and novelist.
Kryuchkova Olga Olga Evgenevna Kryuchkova, pseudonym Olivia Claymore, a Russian historical and mystical writer.
Lara Vapnyar Lara Vapnyar (born 1971) is a Russian-born author of short stories living in the United States.
Leo Tolstoy Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, –), also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories.
Leonid Borodin Leonid Ivanovich Borodin (Леони́д Ива́нович Бороди́н) (14 April 1938 – 25 November 2011) was a Russian novelist and journalist.
Leonid Leonov Leonid Maximovich Leonov (Леони́д Макси́мович Лео́нов; — 8 August 1994) was a Soviet novelist and playwright.
Leonid Mlechin Leonid Mlechin (born June 12, 1957, Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian journalist, international observer, moderator of the "special file" of "TV Center", and two-time winner of Taffy (2007, 2009).
Lev Lunts Lev Natanovich Lunts was a Russian/Jewish writer, playwright, critic, translator, and essayist.
Lidia Charskaya Lidia Alekseyevna Charskaya (Ли́дия Алексе́евна Чар́ская), January 31, 1875 – March 18, 1938, was a Russian writer and actress.
Lidia Veselitskaya Lidia Ivanovna Veselitskaya; March 17, 1857 – February 23, 1936 was a Russian novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and translator who used the pseudonym V. Mikulich.
Lydia Chukovskaya Lydia Korneyevna Chukovskaya (– February 8, 1996) was a Soviet writer and poet.
Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal Lydia Dmitrievna Zinovieva-Annibal (Лидия Дмитриевна Зиновьева-Аннибал) (1866–1907) was a Russian prose writer and dramatist.
Lyudmila Ulitskaya Lyudmila Evgenyevna Ulitskaya (Людмила Евгеньевна Улицкая, born February 21, 1943) is a critically acclaimed modern Russian novelist and short-story writer.
M. Ageyev M. Ageyev is believed to be the nom-de-plume of Russian author Mark Lazarevich Levi,.
Maria Arbatova Maria Ivanovna Arbatova (Мари́я Ива́новна Арба́това) born July 17, 1957, is a Russian novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, journalist, talkshow host, politician, and one of Russia's m...
Maria Rybakova Maria Aleksadrovna Rybakova (Мари́я Александровна Рыбако́ва) (b.
Marina Palei Marina Anatolyevna Palei (née Spivak, in Мари́на Анато́льевна Пале́й; born 1 February 1955 in Leningrad) is a Russian scriptwriter, journalist, novelist and translator.
Mark Aldanov Mark Aldanov (Марк Алда́нов) (Mark Alexandrovich Landau) (Марк Алекса́ндрович Ланда́у) (1888, or 1889–February 25, 1957) was a Russian writer and critic, known for his historical novels.
Mark Kharitonov Mark Sergeyevich Kharitonov (Марк Серге́евич Харито́нов, born 31 August 1937) is a Russian novelist, poet, essayist, and translator.
Marusya Klimova Marusya Klimova (first name also transliterated Marusia or Maroussia; Мару́ся Кли́мова; real name Tatyana Nikolayevna Kondratovich, Татьяна Николаевна Кондратович; born January...
Maxim Gorky Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, primarily known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist Realism literary method and a political activist.
Mikhail Artsybashev Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev; was a Russian writer and playwright, and a major proponent of the literary style known as naturalism.
Mikhail Avdeev Mikhail Vasilyevich Avdeev (Михаи́л Васи́льевич Авде́ев, October 10, 1821, Orenburg, Russian Empire – February 13, 1876, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire) was a Russian novelist, playwright an...
Mikhail Bulgakov Mikhaíl Afanasyevich Bulgakov (Михаи́л Афана́сьевич Булга́ков, – March 10, 1940) was a Russian writer and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century.
Mikhail Kuzmin Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin (Михаи́л Алексе́евич Кузми́н) (– March 1, 1936) was a Russian poet, musician and novelist, a prominent contributor to the Silver Age of Russian Poetry.
Mikhail Lermontov Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", became the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837.
Mikhail Osorgin Mikhail Andreyevich Osorgin was a Russian writer, journalist, and essayist.
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (Михаи́л Евгра́фович Салтыко́в-Щедри́н, born Saltykov, pseudonym Nikolai Shchedrin; –), was a major Russian satirist of the 19th century.
Mikhail Shishkin Mikhail Pavlovich Shishkin (Михаил Павлович Шишкин, born 18 January 1961) is a Russian writer.
Mikhail Sholokhov Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Михаи́л Алекса́ндрович Шо́лохов) (– February 21, 1984) was a Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Mikhail Veller Mikhail Iosifovich Veller (also rendered Weller) (Михаи́л Ио́сифович Ве́ллер) (born May 20, 1948) is a Russian writer.
Mikhail Zagoskin Mikhail Nikolayevich Zagoskin (Михаил Николаевич Загоскин), (July 25, 1789 – July 5, 1852), was a Russian writer of social comedies and historical novels.
Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaya Nadezhda Dmitryevna Khvoshchinskaya (Надежда Дмитриевна Хвощинская), May 20, 1824 – June 8, 1889, was a Russian novelist, poet, literary critic and translator.
Nadezhda Teffi Nadezhda Teffi, known simply as Teffi, (Наде́жда Тэ́ффи) (Saint Petersburg - 6 October 1952, Paris) was a Russian humorist writer.
Nikolai Chernyshevsky Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky (Никола́й Гаври́лович Черныше́вский) (July 12, 1828 – October 17, 1889) was a Russian revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialis...
Nikolai Garin-Mikhailovsky Nikolai Georgievich Garin-Mikhailovsky (Russian: Никола́й Гео́ргиевич Га́рин-Михайло́вский, –) was a Russian writer and essayist, locating engineer and railroad constructor.
Nikolai Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, Mykola Vasyliovych Hohol; –) was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer.
Nikolai Leskov Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov (Никола́й Семёнович Леско́в; —) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and journalist who also wrote under the pseudonym M. Stebnitskiy (or M. Stebni...
Nikolai Leykin Nikolai Alexandrovich Leykin was a Russian writer, playwright, journalist and publisher.
Nikolai Ostrovsky Nikolai Alexeevich Ostrovsky (Николай Алексеевич Островский) (29 September 1904 – 22 December 1936) was a Soviet socialist realist writer, who published his works during the Stalin era.
Nikolai Zlatovratsky Nikolai Nikolaievich Zlatovratsky (Никола́й Никола́евич Златовра́тский) (December 26, 1845 – December 23, 1911), was a Russian writer.
Nikolay Blagoveshchensky Nikolay Alexandrovich Blagoveshchensky (Николай Александрович Благовещенский), (April 19, 1837, Moscow – July 20, 1889, Vladikavkaz), was a Russian writer and journalist.
Nikolay Chernyshevsky Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky (Никола́й Гаври́лович Черныше́вский) (July 12, 1828 – October 17, 1889) was a Russian revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialis...
Nikolay Karonin-Petropavlovsky Nikolay Elpidiforovich Karonin-Petropavlovsky, October 17, 1853 – May 24, 1892, was a Russian writer, essayist, and political activist.
Nikolay Leykin Nikolay Alexandrovich Leykin (Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Ле́йкин; December 19, 1841 - January 19, 1906) was a Russian writer, playwright, journalist and publisher.
Nikolay Teleshov Nikolay Dmitryevich Teleshov (Никола́й Дми́триевич Телешо́в), (November 10, 1867 - March 14, 1957), was a Russian/Soviet writer.
Nikolay Zlatovratsky Nikolay Nikolayevich Zlatovratsky, born December 26, 1845 - died December 23, 1911, was a Russian writer.
Nina Berberova Nina Nikolayevna Berberova (Ни́на Никола́евна Бербе́рова) (26 July 1901 – 26 September 1993) was a Russian Empire-born writer who chronicled the lives of Russian exiles in Paris in her sho...
Nina Gorlanova Nina Viktorovna Gorlanova is a modern short-story writer and novelist who has been living in a provincial Russian city Perm.
Oleg Pavlov Oleg Pavlov (Russian:Павлов, Олег Олегович) was born in Moscow in 1970.
Oleg Zaionchkovsky Oleg Zaionchkovsky was born in 1959 in Samara, on the east bank of the Volga River.
Olga Forsh Olga Dmitryevna Forsh (О́льга Дми́триевна Форш), née Komarova (Комаро́ва) (July 17, 1961), was a Russian/Soviet novelist, dramatist, memoirist, and scenarist.
Olga Grushin Olga Grushin (born 1971) is a Russian-American novelist.
Olga Kryuchkova Olga Evgenevna Kryuchkova, pseudonym Olivia Claymore, a Russian historical and mystical writer.
Olga Obukhova Olga Ivanovna Obukhova is a Russian journalist, writer and translator.
Olga Shapir Olga Andreyevna Shapir (Ольга Андреевна Шапир; October 9, 1850 – July 13, 1916) was a Russian writer and feminist.
Olga Slavnikova Olga Alexandrovna Slavnikova (О́льга Алекса́ндровна Сла́вникова; born 23 October 1957) is a Russian novelist and literary critic.
Panteleimon Romanov Panteleimon Sergeyevich Romanov (Пантелеймон Серге́евич Романов; July 24, 1884 – April 8, 1938) was a Russian/Soviet writer.
Paul Muratov Paul Muratov was a Russian essayist, novelist, art historian, critic and playwright.
Paullina Simons Paullina Simons (born 1963 in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) is a Russian-born American writer and the international best-selling author of the novels Tully, Red ...
Pavel Ivanovich Melnikov Pavel Ivanovich Melnikov was a Russian writer, known for his opera magna In the Forests and On the Hills, which describe the unique life of Transvolga and its dialects.
Pavel Muratov Pavel Pavlovich Muratov (Па́вел Па́влович Мура́тов), also known as Paul Muratov (- February 5, 1950), was a Russian essayist, novelist, art historian, critic and playwright.
Peter Demant Peter Demant (in Russian – Петр Зигмундович Демант) (literary pseudonym – Vernon Kress (in Russian – Вернон Кресс) (1918, Innsbruck, Austria – 2006, Moscow, Russia) was a Russian writer and pub...
Pyotr Boborykin Pyotr Dmitryevich Boborykin (Пётр Дми́триевич Боборы́кин; – 12 August 1921) was a Russian writer, playwright, and journalist.
Pyotr Valuyev Count Pyotr Aleksandrovich Valuev, was a Russian statesman and writer.
Roman Borisovich Gul Roman Borisovich Gul was a Russian émigré writer who was prominent in the White Movement.
Sasha Sokolov Sasha Sokolov (born Александр Всеволодович Соколов/Alexander Vsevolodovitch Sokolov on November 6, 1943, in Ottawa, Canada) is a paradoxical writer of Russian literature.
Semyon Yushkevich Semyon Solomonovich Yushkevich Семён Соломонович Юшкевич,, was a Russian language writer, and playwright and a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda.
Sergei Dovlatov Sergei Donatovich Dovlatov-Mechik (Сергей Донатович Довлатов-Мечик) was born September 3, 1941 in Ufa, USSR and died August 24, 1990 in New York City, US. Sergei was a Russian journalist and writer.
Sergei Lukyanenko Sergei Vasilievich Lukyanenko (Серге́й Васи́льевич Лукья́ненко, ) (born 11 April 1968) is a science fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian, and is arguably the most popular contemporary ...
Sergei Sergeyev-Tsensky Sergei Nikolayevich Sergeyev-Tsensky (Серге́й Николаевич Сергеев-Ценский, August 25, 1958) was a prolific Russian and Soviet writer and academician.
Sergey Aksakov Sergey Timofeyevich Aksakov was a 19th-century Russian literary figure remembered for his semi-autobiographical tales of family life, as well as his books on hunting and fishing.
Sergey Elpatyevsky Sergey Yakovlovich Elpatyevsky (Серге́й Яковлевич Елпатьевский), November 3, 1854 – January 9, 1933, was a Russian writer and doctor.
Sergey Gusev-Orenburgsky Sergey Ivanovich Gusev-Orenburgsky (Серге́й Иванович Гусев-Оренбургский) (October 5, 1867 – June 1, 1963) was a Russian writer and a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda.
Sergey Lukyanenko Sergei Vasilievich Lukyanenko (Серге́й Васи́льевич Лукья́ненко, ) (born 11 April 1968) is a science fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian, and is arguably the most popular contemporary ...
Sergey Terentyevich Semyonov Sergey Terentyevich Semyonov (Серге́й Терентьевич Семёнов), born March 28, 1868 – died December 3, 1922, was a Russian writer and a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda.
Sergey Terpigorev Sergey Nikolayevich Terpigorev (Серге́й Никола́евич Терпиго́рев; May 24, 1841 – June 25, 1895) was a Russian writer.
Sergey Zalygin Sergey Pavlovich Zalygin (Серге́й Павлович Залыгин; December 6, 1913 in Durasovka, Ufa Governorate, Russian Empire – April 19, 2000 in Moscow) was a Soviet writer, novelist.
Sever Gansovsky Sever Feliksovich Gansovsky (Се́вер Фе́ликсович Гансо́вский; 1918-1990) was a Soviet science fiction author.
Sofia Kovalevskaya Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (Со́фья Васи́льевна Ковале́вская) was the first major Russian female mathematician, responsible for important original contributions to analysis, differential equat...
Sofia Soboleva Sofia Pavlovna Soboleva was a Russian writer who used the pseudonym V. Samoilovich.
Sreda (literary group) The Moscow Literary Sreda (Моско́вская Литерату́рная Cреда) was a Moscow literary group founded in 1899 by Nikolai Teleshov.
Stepan Skitalets Stepan Skitalets,, was the pen-name of Stepan Gavrilovich Petrov, a Russian/Soviet poet, writer of fiction and folk musician.
Tatiana Vedenska Tatiana Vedenska (Татьяна Евгеньевна Веденская; 15 July 1976) is a widely known Russian writer, and novelist.
Tatyana Tolstaya Tatyana Nikitichna Tolstaya (born 3 May 1951) is a Russian writer, TV host, publicist, novelist, and essayist from the Tolstoy family.
Tatyana Yesenina Tatyana Sergeevna Yesenina (Татьяна Серге́евна Есенина) May 29, 1918 - May 6, 1992, was a Russian writer and the daughter of Sergei Yesenin and his second wife Zinaida Raikh.
Themes in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's writings The themes in the writings of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which surpass novels, novellas, short stories,essays, epistolary novels, poetry, spy fiction and suspense include suicide, pov...
Valentin Pikul Valentin Savvich Pikul (Валенти́н Са́ввич Пи́куль) (July 13, 1928 - July 16, 1990) was a popular and prolific Soviet historical novelist of Ukrainian-Russian heritage.
Valentin Rasputin Valentin Grigoriyevich Rasputin (Валентин Григорьевич Распутин; born March 15, 1937) is a Russian writer.
Valentina Dmitryeva Valentina Iovovna Dmitryeva (Валенти́на Ио́вовна Дми́триева) (May 10, 1859 – February 18, 1947) was a Russian/Soviet writer, teacher, medical doctor and revolutionary.
Valery Popov (writer) Valery Georgievich Popov (Валерий Георгиевич Попов) (born December 8, 1938) is a Russian writer, "one of the leading representatives of the Leningrad school of fiction."
Vasily Aksyonov Vasily Pavlovich Aksyonov (August 20, 1932 – July 6, 2009) was a Soviet and Russian novelist.
Vasily Avseenko Vasily Grigorievich Avseenko was a Russian literary critic, writer and journalist.
Vasily Belov Vasily Ivanovich Belov was a Soviet/Russian writer, poet and dramatist, who published more than 60 books which sold 7 million copies.
Vasily Grossman Vasily Semyonovich Grossman (Васи́лий Семёнович Гро́ссман, Василь Семенович Гроссман; December 12, 1905 – September 14, 1964) was a Soviet writer and journalist.
Vasily Narezhny Vasily Trofimovich Narezhny (Василий Трофимович Нарежный) (1780—) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer renowned for his satiricial depiction of provincial mores in the vein of the 18th-century pi...
Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko Vasily Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko was a Russian writer, essayist, journalist, memoirist, and the brother of famous theater director Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko.
Vasily Sleptsov Vasily Alekseyevich Sleptsov (Васи́лий Алексе́евич Слепцо́в), (July 31, 1836 - April 4, 1878), was a Russian writer and social reformer.
Veniamin Kaverin Veniamin Alexandrovich Kaverin (Вениамин Александрович Каверин; real name - Вениамин Александрович Зильбер, or Veniamin Alexandrovich Zilber) (Pskov – May 2, 1989, Moscow) was a Soviet wri...
Vera Panova Vera Fyodorovna Panova (Ве́ра Фёдоровна Пано́ва; - March 3, 1973) was a Soviet novelist, playwright, and journalist.
Viatcheslav Repin Viatcheslav Repin (Russian: Вячеслав Борисович Репин; French: Viatcheslav Répine) is a French writer of Russian extraction, born 1960 in Tomsk (Siberia).
Victor Erofeyev Victor Vladimirovich Erofeyev (Ви́ктор Влади́мирович Ерофе́ев, sometimes transliterated as Yerofeyev; born September 19, 1947, Moscow) is a Russian writer.
Victor Pelevin Victor Olegovich Pelevin (born 22 November 1962) is a Russian fiction writer, the author of novels "Omon Ra", "Chapayev and Void" and "Generation P".
Vikenty Veresaev Vikenty Vikentyevich Veresaev,, was a Russian writer and medical doctor.
Viktor Astafyev Viktor Petrovich Astafyev also spelled Astafiev or Astaf'ev (Ви́ктор Петро́вич Аста́фьев) (1 May 1924 – 29 November 2001), was a Soviet and Russian writer of short stories and ...
Viktor Likhonosov Viktor Ivanovich Likhonosov is a Soviet, Russian writer, laureate of the Russian State Prize, the International Mikhail Sholokhov prize and the first Yasnaya Polyana Prize.
Viktor Muizhel Viktor Vasilyevich Muizhel (Виктор Васильевич Муйжель; July 30, 1880 - February 3, 1924) was a Russian writer and painter.
Viktor Muravin Viktor Muravin (born 1929) is an author, best known for his novel Aurora Borealis, also published under the title The Diary of Vikenty Angarov.
Viktor Muyzhel Viktor Vasilyevich Muyzhel (Виктор Васильевич Муйжель; July 30, 1880 - February 3, 1924) was a Russian writer and painter.
Vladilen Mashkovtsev Vladilen Ivanovich Mashkovtsev (Владилен Иванович Машковцев) (1929—1997) was a Russian poet, writer and journalist.
Vladimir Dudintsev Vladimir Dimitrievich Dudintsev was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer who gained fame for his 1956 novel, Not by Bread Alone, published at the time of the Khruschev Thaw.
Vladimir Karpov Vladimir Vasilyevich Karpov was a Soviet writer of historical novels and public figure.
Vladimir Korolenko Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko (Володимир Галактионович Короленко, Volodymyr Halaktyonovych Korolenko; Влади́мир Галактио́нович Короле́нко) (27 July 1853 – 25 December 1921) was a Russia...
Vladimir Krupin Vladimir Nikolayevich Krupin (Владимир Николаевич Крупин, September 7, 1941, village Kilhmez, Kirovskaya Oblast, USSR) is a Soviet Russian writer, editor, religious author and tutor.
Vladimir Lichutin Vladimir Vladimirovich Lichutin (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Личу́тин, born March 13, 1940, in Mezen, Mezensky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast, USSR) is a Soviet/Russian novelist, a major proponent of ...
Vladimir Meshchersky Prince Vladimir Petrovich Meshchersky (11 January 1839 – 23 July 1914) was a Russian journalist and novelist.
Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist.
Vladimir Rybakov Vladimir Mechislavovich Rybakov (Влади́мир Мечисла́вович Рыбако́в; born 1947) is a Russian writer.
Vladimir Voinovich Vladimir Nikolayevich Voinovich, also spelled Voynovich (Влади́мир Никола́евич Войно́вич) (born 26 September 1932), is a Russian (formerly Soviet) writer and a dissident.
Vladislav Titov Vladislav Andreevich Titov was a Soviet socialist realist writer.
Vlas Doroshevich Vlas Mikhailovich Doroshevich (Влас Миха́йлович Дороше́вич), born April 17, 1864 – died February 22, 1922, was one of Russia's most popular and widely read journalists, and a novelist, ess...
Vsevolod Ivanov Vsevolod Vyacheslavovich Ivanov (Все́волод Вячесла́вович Ива́нов Lebyazhye, now in Pavlodar Oblast – August 15, 1963, Moscow) was a notable Soviet writer praised for the colourful adventu...
Vsevolod Kochetov Vsevolod Anissimovich Kochetov (Все́волод Ани́симович Ко́четов) (Novgorod, Russian Empire - 4 November 1973, Moscow) was a Soviet Russian writer and cultural functionary.
Vsevolod Krestovsky Vsevolod Vladimirovich Krestovsky (Все́волод Влади́мирович Кресто́вский; February 23, 1840 – January 30, 1895) was a Russian writer who worked in the city mysteries genre.
Vsevolod Solovyov Vsevolod Sergeyevich Solovyov (Всеволод Серге́евич Соловьёв; -) was a Russian historical novelist.
Vyacheslav Shishkov Vyacheslav Yakovlevich Shishkov was a Soviet and Russian writer known for his descriptions of Siberia.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (born 18 July 1932) is a Soviet and Russian poet.
Yevgeny Zamyatin Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (January 20 (Julian) / February 1 (Gregorian), 1884 – March 10, 1937) was a controversial Russian author of science fiction and political satire, who was banned and ex...
Yuli Daniel Yuli Markovich Daniel (November 15, 1925 — December 30, 1988) was a Soviet dissident writer, poet, translator, and political prisoner.
Yulia Zhadovskaya Yulia Valerianovna Zhadovskaya was a Russian poet and writer of fiction.
Yulian Semyonov Yulian Semyonovich Semyonov, pen-name of Yulian Semyonovich Lyandres, was a Soviet and Russian writer of spy fiction and detective fiction, also scriptwriter and poet.
Yuri Bondarev Yuri Vasilyevich Bondarev (Ю́рий Васи́льевич Бо́ндарев, 15 March 1924, Orsk) is a Russian writer.
Yuri German Yuri Pavlovich German (Ю́рий Па́влович Ге́рман) (– January 16, 1967) was a Soviet Russian writer, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist.
Yuri Khanon Yuri Khanon is a pen name of Yuri Feliksovich Soloviev-Savoyarov (Юрий Феликсович Соловьёв-Савояров), a Russian composer.
Yuri Nagibin Yuri Markovich Nagibin (Ю́рий Ма́ркович Наги́бин; April 3, 1920 – June 17, 1994) was a Soviet writer, screenwriter and novelist.
Yury Buida Yury Vasilyevich Buida is a Russian author.
Yury Krymov Yury Krymov (Ю́рий Кры́мов) is the pen name of Soviet novelist Yury Solomonovich Beklemishev (Ю́рий Соломо́нович Беклеми́шев; 19 January 1908 – 20 September 1941).
Yury Olesha Yury Karlovich Olesha (Ю́рий Ка́рлович Оле́ша, – May 10, 1960) was a Russian and Soviet novelist.
Yury Tynyanov Yury Nikolaevich Tynyanov (Ю́рий Никола́евич Тыня́нов; October 18, 1894 – December 20, 1943) was a famous Soviet/Russian writer, literary critic, translator, scholar and screenwriter.
Yuz Aleshkovsky Iosif Efimovich Aleshkovsky (Ио́сиф Ефи́мович Алешко́вский), known as Yuz Aleshkovsky (Юз Алешко́вский) (born September 21, 1929), is a modern Russian writer, poet, playwright and performe...
Zakhar Prilepin Yevgenii Nikolaevich Prilepin (Евгений Николаевич Прилепин), (born July 7, 1975 in Ryazan Oblast), writing as Zahar Prilepin (Захар Прилепин), and sometimes using another pseudonym, Evgeny...
Zinovy Zinik Zinovy Zinik (Зиновий Зиник) (born June 16, 1945) is a novelist and broadcaster.