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List of famous writers from Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Iran is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Iranian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Iran and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List features Manouchehr Ganji, Sohrab Shaheed Salles and more writers.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Iranian writers?" and "Which writers are from Iran?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Iran in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Iran, but they're all of Iran descent.

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Doris Lessing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Doris Lessing Died at 94 (1919-2013)

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Porochista Khakpour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Barbet Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Avicenna Died at 57 (980-1037)

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Kayvan Novak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Kayvan Novak age 39

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Rosie Malek-Yonan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Parviz Sayyad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Parviz Sayyad age 78

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Jafar Panahi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Jafar Panahi age 57

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Omar Khayyám is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Omar Khayyám Died at 83 (1048-1131)

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Robert Hossein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Bahman Ghobadi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Asghar Farhadi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Majid Majidi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Majid Majidi age 58

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Shirin Neshat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Shirin Neshat age 60

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Lotfi A. Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Fereydoon Hoveyda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Fereydoon Hoveyda Died at 82 (1924-2006)

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Daryush Shokof is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Marjane Satrapi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Ashk Dahlén is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Ashk Dahlén age 45

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Mani Haghighi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Mani Haghighi age 48

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Ramin Bahrani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Ramin Bahrani age 42

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Samira Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Maryam Keshavarz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Dariush Mehrjui is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Susan Taslimi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Susan Taslimi age 67

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Philippe Blasband is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Mohammad Rasoulof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Mark Amin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Mark Amin age 65

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Hossein Amini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Hossein Amini age 51

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Rakhshan Bani Etemad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Arash T. Riahi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Mahmoud Shoolizadeh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Alexis Kouros is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Alexis Kouros age 56

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Mary Apick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Mary Apick age 63

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Mania Akbari is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Mania Akbari age 43

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Niki Karimi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Niki Karimi age 46

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Amir Naderi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Amir Naderi age 71

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Rafi Pitts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Rafi Pitts age 50

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Amir Mokri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Amir Mokri age 61

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Massy Tadjedin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Tahmineh Milani is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Roxana Saberi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Roxana Saberi age 40

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Arian Moayed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Arian Moayed age 37

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Cassandra Clare is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Al-Biruni is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Iran
Al-Biruni Died at 75 (973-1048)

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Hana Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Bahman Farmanara is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Iran

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Tanaz Eshaghian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Iran