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List of the most popular authors from Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Iranian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Iranian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Afshin Ellian is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

31 Celebrities Who Are Persian The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Azar Nafisi is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, Things I've Been Silent About: Memories

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Hamid Dabashi is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Hamid Dabashi Staging a Revolution, Theology of discontent Close up

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Iraj Pezeshkzad is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Iraj Pezeshkzad My Uncle Napoleon

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Ali al-Sistani is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ali al-Sistani Almoyaser fi Al-Hajj Wa AL-Omra, Manasik Al-Hajj wa Molhakateha Resaleh fi Al-Ijtihad Wa Al-Taqleed

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Shams Tabrizi is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Shams Tabrizi Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, Rumi's sun Me & Rumi

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Shirin Ebadi is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Shirin Ebadi Iran Awakening, History and Documentation of Human Rights in Iran Democracy

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Morteza Motahhari is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Morteza Motahhari The unschooled Prophet

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Kaveh Golestan is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Kaveh Golestan Kaveh Golestan

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Bozorg Alavi is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Bozorg Alavi Khatirat-i Buzurg Alavi, Dar khalvat-i dust Namahha-yi Birlin

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Houshang Moradi Kermani is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Mehran Karimi Nasseri is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mehran Karimi Nasseri The terminal man

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Abbas Milani is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Abbas Milani Tajaddud va tajaddudsitizi dar Iran, The Persian Sphinx Muʻammā-yi Huvaydā =

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Vali Nasr is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Vali Nasr The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

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Jamshīd al-Kāshī is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Jamshīd al-Kāshī Sullam al-sama', Treatise on Astronomical Observational Instruments Risala al-watar wa’l-jaib

The Best Soccer Players from Iran The Best Books Written Under Pen Names

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Zakariya al-Qazwini is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Zakariya al-Qazwini The earliest codification of the hadith Kitab Al-Sard Wa al-Fard, ʿAjā'ib al-makhlūqāt wa gharā'ib al-mawjūdāt

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Ismail I is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ismail I Nasîhat, Dahnāme

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Ashraf Pahlavi is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ashraf Pahlavi Faces in a mirror, Jamais Résignée Time for Truth

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Parviz Tanavoli is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Parviz Tanavoli Shahsavan Iranian Rugs, Locks from Iran

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Ruhollah Khomeini is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ruhollah Khomeini Tahrir al-Wasilah, Ādāb al-maʻnawīyah lil-ṣalāh Fanāʼ fī al-ḥubb

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Shams Langroudi is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī A Book on What Is Necessary from the Science of Arithmetic for Scribes and Businessmen, Kitāb al-Majisṭī A Book on Those Geometric Constructions Which Are Necessary for a Craftsman

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Mohammad-Taqi Bahar is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar A Concise History of the Political Parties, Tārikh-e Sistān Sabk Shenāsi

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Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda French-Persian Dictionary, fiddle-faddle Proverbs and Mottos

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Jalal Al-e-Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Jalal Al-e-Ahmad A Journey to America, The Pilgrimage The Tale of Beehives

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Azadeh Moaveni is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Azadeh Moaveni Lipstick Jihad, Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize

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Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Javad Mojabi is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Porochista Khakpour is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Porochista Khakpour Sons and Other Flammable Objects

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Fereydoon Moshiri is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Fereydoon Moshiri Nayafteh, Parvaz Ba Khorshid Bahar Ra Bavar Kon

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Najmieh Batmanglij is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Najmieh Batmanglij A taste of Persia, Persian cooking for a healthy kitchen From Persia to Napa

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Firoozeh Dumas is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Firoozeh Dumas Funny in Farsi, Laughing Without an Accent

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Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angh... is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha The approaching promise, Masnavi ravayeh Sufism and wisdom

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Abu Mansur Maturidi is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Abu Mansur Maturidi Kitab Al Tawhid, Kitab al-Maqalat Kitab Ta'wilat al-Qur'an

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Mohammad Moin is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mohammad Moin Moeen Encyclopedia

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Abu Nuwas is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Abu Nuwas Poems of wine & revelry

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Bijan Najdi is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Bijan Najdi The Leopards who have Run with Me

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Leila Kasra is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Hamdallah Mustawfi is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Hamdallah Mustawfi Zafar-Nameh, Nozhat ol-Gholub Tarikh-i guzida

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Akbar Ganji is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Akbar Ganji The road to democracy in Iran

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Fatemeh Keshavarz is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Fatemeh Keshavarz Recite in the name of the red rose, A descriptive and analytical catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine Jasmine and Stars

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Afsaneh Najmabadi is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Afsaneh Najmabadi The Story of the Daughters of Quchan, Land reform and social change in Iran Women's Autobiography in Contemporary Iran

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Maryam Palizban is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Kaveh Pahlavan is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Kaveh Pahlavan Principles of wireless networks

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Mehdi Akhavan-Sales is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Hossein Bashiriyeh is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Hossein Bashiriyeh The state and revolution in Iran^! 1962-1982

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Camila Batmanghelidjh is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Camila Batmanghelidjh Shattered lives

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Iraj Mirza is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Iraj Mirza Poems Divan, Iraj Literary Works Masnavi of Arefnameh

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Saideh Ghods is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Saideh Ghods Kimia Khatoun

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Parvin E'tesami is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Parvin E'tesami Divan-E Parvin E'Tesami