Note: This section is a resurrection of Mr. Zinowjew's Belarusian Poetry Web site, last on the Web in 1999, I think.
Also refer to the Belarusian Writers Abroad section of the Belarusian Culture Abroad Web site. Downloadable copies of novels are also available there (in MS Word format, Cyrillic, Belarusian; fonts are also available).
Note: If you go to the link, above, use your Web browser's "back" to return to this page.
The people listed here have some sort of strong connection to Belarus, its culture, and its historical geographical area. Many of them can be clearly identified with Belarusian culture and history, and they often expressed a strong sense of their identity as Belarusians during their lifetimes. (Note: I use the term "Belarusian Culture" in its most inclusive possible meaning.)
But for some of the following people, the "connection" is only through the accident of the location of their birth--the same as can be said for many of the famous people claimed by other countries. (One should ask, why were these famous "Poles", "Russians", etc., born in Belarus? The answer is not flattering to these other nations. . . .)
Exclusion of some individuals may simply be due to this being a very early beginning of a work in progress. . . .
Please contact me for corrections, additions, etc.