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List of the most popular authors from Iraq, 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 Iraqi 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 Iraqi writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list contains authors like Abdul Rahman Munif and Ahmed Al-Gubbanchi.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Iraq?" and "Who are the best Iraqi authors?"

For further information on these historic Iraqi authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Iraqi authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Saddam Hussein Zabibah and the King, Niḍālunā wa al-siyāsah al-dawlīyah, Men and the City

The Best Iraq Movies Ever Made The Lamest Authors of All Time

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Sami Michael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Sami Michael Ḥasut, Eine Liebe in Bagdad. ( Ab 13 J.), Ahavah ben ha-dekalim

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Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr Falsafatuna, Shiaism, the natural product of Islam

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Abdul Rahman Munif is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Abdul Rahman Munif Bāb al-maftūḥ, Story of a city, Sibāq al-masāfāt al-ṭawīlah

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Huner Saleem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Huner Saleem My Father's Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan

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Heather Raffo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Heather Raffo Nine Parts of Desire

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David Rabeeya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
David Rabeeya Women's Struggles, Rabeeya's Reflections, Israel

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Badr Shakir al-Sayyab is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Badr Shakir al-Sayyab Ekbaal, Wilting Flowers, Weapons and Children

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Ahmad ibn Hanbal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Ahmad ibn Hanbal The Foundations of the Sunnah, Al-Musnad, Kitab Mansukh

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Haifa Zangana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Haifa Zangana Nisa ala safar, Women on a journey, Through the Vast Halls of Memory

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Zainab Bahrani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Zainab Bahrani Rituals of war, Women of Babylon

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Ya'qub Bilbul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Abū Ḥanīfa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Abū Ḥanīfa Kitaab-ul-Aathaar, Kitabul Aathaar, Aalim wa'l-muta‘allim

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Alia Mamdouh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Alia Mamdouh La naphtaline

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Latif Yahia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Latif Yahia The Devil's Double

The Best Soccer Players from Iraq The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Sinan Antoon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Sinan Antoon I'jaam

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Adnan Pachachi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Adnan Pachachi Iraq's voice at the United Nations^! 1959-69

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Charles Saatchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Charles Saatchi Looking over your opponent's shoulder

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Hafsa Bekri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Naïm Kattan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Naïm Kattan A.M. Klein, Adieu^! Babylone

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Dunya Mikhail is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Dunya Mikhail The war works hard = al-Ḥarb taʻmalu bi-jid

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Nazik Al-Malaika is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Saadi Yousef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Muhammad Mahdi al-Jawahiri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Georges Sada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Georges Sada Saddam's secrets

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Muhsin al-Ramli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Muhsin al-Ramli Scattered crumbs

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Salah Al-Hamdani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Salah Al-Hamdani Baghdad mon amour

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Choman Hardi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Nadje Sadig Al-Ali is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Nadje Sadig Al-Ali The women's movement in Egypt, with selected references to Turkey, Iraqi women

Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Husain al-Radi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Rena Kirdar Sindi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Farrah Sarafa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Ibn Sirin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Ibn Sirin Great Book of Interpretation of Dreams

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Khalid al-Maaly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Daisy Al-Amir is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Adnan Al-Sayegh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Taufiq Wahby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq
Taufiq Wahby A Kurdish-English Dictionary, Kurdish studies, The remnants of Mithraism in Hatra and Iraqi Kurdistan

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Ahmed Al-Gubbanchi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Leilah Nadir is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Rachel Wahba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq

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Gassan Hamdan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Iraq