List of Czech writers
Below is an alphabetical list of Czech writers.
- Daniel Adam z Veleslavína (1546–1599), lexicographer, publisher, translator, and writer
- Michal Ajvaz (born 1949), novelist and poet, magic realist
- Karel Slavoj Amerling, also known as Karl Slavomil Amerling or Slavoj Strnad Klatovský (1807–1884), teacher, writer, and philosopher
- Hana Andronikova (born 1967), writer
- Jakub Arbes (1840–1914), writer and journalist, realist
- Ludvík Aškenazy (1921–1986), writer and journalist
- Josef Augusta (1903–1968), paleontologist, geologist, and science popularizer
- Jindřich Šimon Baar (1869–1925), Catholic priest and writer, realist, author of the so-called country prose
- Bohuslav Balbín (1621–1688), writer and Jesuit
- Josef Barák (1833–1883), politician, journalist, and poet, member of the Májovci literary group
- Eduard Bass (1888–1946), writer, journalist, singer, and actor
- Jan František Beckovský (1658–1725), writer, historian, translator, and priest
- Kamil Bednář (1912–1972), poet, writer and translator
- Vavřinec Benedikt z Nudožer (1555–1615), mathematician, teacher, poet, translator, and philologist of Slovak origin, author of a Czech grammar
- Jan Beneš (1936–2007), writer and political prisoner
- Božena Benešová (1873–1936), prose writer.
- Alexandra Berková (1949–2008), novelist and screenwriter
- Zdeňka Bezděková (1907–1999), writer, philosopher and translator
- Petr Bezruč (1867–1958), poet and writer
- Konstantin Biebl (1898–1951), poet
- Jan Blahoslav (1523–1571), humanistic writer and composer
- Ivan Blatný (1919–1990), poet, member of Skupina 42 (Group 42)
- Lev Blatný (1894–1930), poet, author, theatre critic and Dramaturg
- Egon Bondy (1930–2007), philosopher, writer, and poet, the main personality of the Prague underground
- Tereza Boučková (born 1957), writer, dramatist and screenwriter
- Emanuel Bozděc (1841 – c. 1890), dramatist.
- Zuzana Brabcová (born 1959), novelist
- Arthur Breisky (1885–1910), writer, translator, playwright
- Otokar Březina (1868–1929), Symbolist poet and essayist
- Bedřich Bridel (1619–1680), baroque writer, poet, and missionary
- Max Brod (1884–1968), Jewish German-speaking author, composer, and journalist
- Mikuláš Dačický z Heslova (1555–1629), poet and autobiographer.
- 'Dalimil' (died soon after 1314), anonymous author of the Boleslav Chronicle.
- Jakub Deml (1878–1961), priest and writer
- Dominika Dery (born 1975), poet, playwright, journalist, and memoirist, former ballet dancer
- Ivan Diviš (1924–1999), significant poet and essayist of the 2nd half of the 20th century
- Josef Dobrovský (1753–1829), linguist, lexicographer, and literary historian
- Jan Drda (1915–1970), prose writer and playwright
- Jaroslav Durych (1886–1962), prose writer, poet, playwright, journalist and surgeon
- Václav Dušek (born 1944), novelist.
- Viktor Dyk (1877–1931), poet, prose writer, playwright and politician
- Ota Filip (born 1930)
- Otakar Fischer (1883–1938), translator, poet, literary historian and playwright.
- Viktor Fischl (1912–2006), poet, novelist and diplomat.
- Smil Flaška z Pardubic (1340s-1403).
- František Flos (1864–1961), novelist
- Jaroslav Foglar (1907–1999), novelist.
- Jaroslav Erik Frič (born 1949), poet and musician
- Norbert Frýd (1913–1976), writer, novelist, journalist and diplomat
- Julius Fučík (1903–1943)
- Jiří Fried (born 1923), novelist.
- Ladislav Fuks (1923–1994), novelist.
- František Gellner (1881–1914), poet, short-story writer and anarchist.
- Adam Georgiev (born 1980), writer of gay literature
- Arnošt Goldflam (born 1949), playwright, director and actor.
- Hermann Grab (1903-49), German-language writer
- Ladislav Grosman (1921–1981), novelist and screenwriter.
- Jiří Gruša (born 1938), poet, prose writer, translator, literary critic, and politician
- Václav Hájek z Libočan († 1553)
- František Halas (1901–1949)
- Vítězslav Hálek (1835–1874)
- Jaroslav Hašek (1883–1923)
- Václav Havel (1936–2011)
- Karel Havlíček Borovský (1821–1856)
- Iva Hercíková (1935–2007)
- Ignát Herrmann (1854–1935)
- Adolf Heyduk (1835–1923)
- Jaroslav Hilbert (1871–1936)
- Josef Hiršal (1920–2003), translator and poet
- Karel Hlaváček (1874–1898)
- Daniela Hodrová (born 1946)
- Vladimír Holan (1905–1980)
- Josef Holeček (1853–1929), South Bohemian writer, realist, author of the so-called country prose, and translator (Kalevala)
- Miroslav Holub (1923–1998), poet and immunologist
- Josef Hora (1891–1945)
- Egon Hostovský (1908–1973)
- Bohumil Hrabal (1914–1997)
- Petra Hůlová (born 1979), novelist, playwright, journalist
- Jan Hus (c. 1369/1370–1415)
- Martin Kabátník (died 1503).
- Franz Kafka (1883–1924)
- Siegfried Kapper (1821–1879), poet, writer, translator.
- Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic (1871–1951).
- Egon Kisch (1885-1948), German-language writer
- Václav Kliment Klicpera (1792–1859), playwright
- Ivan Klíma (born 1931), playwright and director.
- Ladislav Klíma (1878–1928), philosopher and novelist
- Václav František Kocmánek (1607–1679)
- Pavel Kohout (born 1928)
- Ján Kollár (1793–1852), Slovak poet
- Jan Amos Komenský (1592–1670)
- Vladimír Körner (born 1939), novelist
- Kosmas (c. 1045 – 1125)
- Petr Král (born 1941)
- Eliška Krásnohorská (1847–1926)
- Jiří Kratochvil (born 1940)
- Jan Křesadlo (1926-95)
- Tomáš Krystlík (born 1947)
- Milan Kundera (born 1929)
- František Langer (1888–1965), dramatist and prose writer
- Květa Legátová (1919–2012), novelist and writer
- Paul Leppin (1878-1945), German-language writer
- Gustav Leutelt (1860-1947), German-language writer
- Věra Linhartová (born 1938), writer, art historian
- Šimon Lomnický z Budče (1552 – c. 1623), poet and moralist.
- Arnošt Lustig (1926-2011), novelist, short story writer and dramatist
- Óndra Łysohorsky (1905–1989), poet
- Karel Hynek Mácha (1810–1836)
- Josef Svatopluk Machar (1864–1942)
- Jiří Mahen (1882–1939)
- Marie Majerová (1882–1967), novelist.
- Jiří Marek (1914–1994), writer, journalist, screenwriter
- Rudolf Medek (1890–1940)
- Adam Václav Michna z Otradovic (1600–1676), composer and organ player
- Daniel Micka (born 1963), writer and translator from English
- Libuše Moníková (1945-98), German-language writer
- Vilém Mrštík (1863–1912), novelist
- Jiří Mucha (1915–1991)
- Ondřej Neff (born 1945)
- Vladimír Neff (1909–1983)
- Božena Němcová (1820–1862)
- Ludvík Němec (born 1957), novelist.
- Jan Neruda (1834–1891)
- Josef Nesvadba (1926–2005)
- Stanislav Kostka Neumann (1875–1947), poet and novelist.
- Vítězslav Nezval (1900–1958)
- Arne Novák (1880–1939)
- Teréza Nováková (1853–1912), feminist, writer and editor.
- František Palacký (1798–1876), historian
- Vladimír Páral (born 1932), novelist
- Ota Pavel (1930–1973)
- Jan Pelc (born 1957)
- Ferdinand Peroutka (1895-1978)
- Alexej Pludek (1923–2002)
- Hynek z Poděbrad (1452–1492)
- Karel Poláček (1892–1945)
- Oldřich Prefát z Vlkanova (1523–1565), astronomer and mathematician.
- Gabriela Preissová (1862–1946)
- Lenka Procházková (born 1951), prose writer
- Přibík Pulkava z Radenína (died 1380), court historian.
- Karel Václav Rais (1859–1926), realist novelist, author of the so-called country prose, numerous books for youth and children, and several poems
- Vojtěch Rakous, pseudonym of Adalbert Östreicher (1862–1935), writer and journalist.
- Bohuslav Reynek (1892-1971)
- Sylvie Richterová (born 1945), poet and literary scholar
- Václav Jan Rosa (c. 1620 – 1689), poet and philologist.
- Jaroslav Rudiš (born 1972), writer, journalist and musician.
- Vavřinec Leander Rvačovský ze Rvačova (1525-after 1590), priest and prose writer.
- Petr Šabach (1951–2017)
- Pavel Josef Šafařík (1795–1861), Slovak Slavicist, literary historian, and poet
- František Xaver Šalda (1867–1937), critic and essayist.
- Zdena Salivarová (born 1933), writer, translator and publisher
- Michal Šanda (born 1965)
- Prokop František Šedivý (1764 – c. 1810), playwright, actor, and translator of the National Revival era
- Jaroslav Seifert (1901–1986)
- Ondřej Sekora (1899–1967), writer, journalist, cartoonist, illustrator, caricaturist, graphic
- Karol Sidon (born 1942)
- Jan Skácel (1922–1989)
- Josef Škvorecký (1924–2012)
- Josef Václav Sládek (1845–1912), poet.
- Josef Karel Šlejhar (1864–1914), prose writer.
- Ladislav Smoček (born 1932), playwright and theater director
- Jiří Šotola (1924–1989), actor, poet and novelist.
- Antonín Sova (1864–1928), Impressionist and Symbolist poet
- Fráňa Šrámek (1877–1952), anarchist, impressionist, and vitalist, poet, novelist, and dramatist
- Pavel Šrut (born 1940)
- Petr Stančík (born 1968)
- Antal Stašek (1843–1931)
- Vladimír Šlechta (born 1960)
- Jan Nepomuk Štěpánek (1783–1844), playwright
- Tomáš Štítný ze Štítného (c. 1333 – 1401/09)
- Eduard Štorch (1878–1956)
- Ladislav Stroupežnický (1850–1892)
- Karolína Světlá (1830–1899)
- Růžena Svobodová (1868-1920)
- Karel Teige (1900–1951), art critic, journalist, and translator
- Jindra Tichá (born 1937), writer and academic
- Pavel Tigrid (1917–2003), political journalist and essayist.
- Jan Tománek (born 1978) - Movie director and writer
- Filip Topol (1965-2013)
- Jáchym Topol (born 1962)
- Joseph Topol (born 1935), playwright.
- Ctibor Tovačovský z Cimburka (1427–1494), legal and political theorist
- Václav Beneš Třebízský (1849–1884)
- Josef Kajetán Tyl (1808–1856), playwright, writer and actor.
- Josef Váchal (1884–1969)
- Ludvík Vaculík (1926-2015)
- Edvard Valenta (1901–1978)
- Vladislav Vančura (1891–1942)
- Fan Vavřincová (1917–2012)
- Jaroslav Velinský (1932-2012)
- Michal Viewegh (born 1962)
- Josef Vohryzek (1926–1998), literary critic.
- Viktor Vohryzek (1864–1918), writer, journalist and translator.
- Johannes von Tepl (c. 1350 – c. 1415)
- Jiří Voskovec (1905–1981)
- Alena Vostrá (1938-1992), novelist
- Václav Vratislav z Mitrovic (1576–1635), autobiographical writer.
- Jaroslav Vrchlický (1853–1912)
- Ivan Vyskočil (born 1929), fiction writer and dramatist.
- Alena Wagnerová (born 1936)
- Magdalena Wagnerová (born 1960), writer and editor
- Jiří Weil (1900–1959)
- Richard Weiner (1884–1937)
- Jan Weiss (1892–1972)
- Jiří Weiss (1913–2004)
- Franz Werfel (1890–1945)
- Ivan Wernisch (born 1942)
- Zikmund Winter (1846–1912)
- Jana Witthedová (born 1948)
- Jiří Wolker (1900–1924)
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