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

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Rahman Baba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Abdur Rahmān Bābā, or Rahmān Bābā, was a Pashtun poet from Peshawar in the Mughal Empire. He, along with his contemporary Khushal Khan Khattak, is considered one of the most popular poets among ...more

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Masnavi, Unseen rain, The Ruins of the Heart Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mawlānā, Mevlânâ, Mevlevî, and more popularly simply as Rūmī, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, ...more

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Ali-Shir Nava'i is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Muḥākamat al-lughatain, Muhakamat al-Lughatayn, Mahbub ul-Qulub Mīr 'Ali-Shir Nava'i, also known as Nizām-al-Din ʿAlī-Shīr Herawī was a Central Asian Turkic poet, writer, politician, linguist, mystic, and painter. He was the greatest representative of ...more

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Khaled Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Cometas En El Cielo / The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. After graduating from college, he worked as a doctor in California, an occupation that he likened to "an arranged ...more

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Atiq Rahimi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Earth and Ashes, The Patience Stone, Der Krieg und die Liebe Atiq Rahimi is a French-Afghan writer and filmmaker.

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Mahmud Tarzi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Mahmūd Bēg Tarzī was one of Afghanistan's greatest intellectuals. He is known as the father of Afghan journalism. As a prominent modern thinker, he became a key figure in the history of ...more

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Nadia Anjuman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Nadia Anjuman was a poet from Afghanistan.

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Jalil Zaland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Ustad Jalil Zaland is a veteran singer of Afghanistan's golden music era. He is also a poet and music composer. He is the father of Farid Zaland, Shala Zaland, Soheila Zaland, Wahid Zaland, Mina ...more

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Raziq Faani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Raziq Faani Raziq Faani was a renowned Afghan poet and novelist from the city Kabul. He published more than ten volumes of poetry and novels in Persian.

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Abdul Hamid Bahij is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Abdul Hamid Bahij Dr. Abdul Hamid Bahij, is an Afghan medical doctor, writer, translator and dictionary writer.

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Sulaiman Layeq is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Sulaiman Layeq was an Afghan politician, ideologue and poet.

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Parween Pazhwak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Parween Pazhwak is an Afghan artist from Afghanistan and a modern poet and writer of the Persian language. Parween was born to the Pazhwak literary and political family, her father and mother ...more

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Wasef Bakhtari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Wasef Bakhtari Wasef Bakhtari is a renowned Persian poet, literary figure and intellectual.

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Syed Askar Mousavi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Syed Askar Mousavi The Hazaras of Afghanistan Syed Askar Mousavi is an ethnic Hazara and the author of The Hazaras of Afghanistan: An Historical, Cultural, Economic and Political Study published on January 29, 2009 by Cambridge University. ...more

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Zalmai Araa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Zalmai Araa is an Afghan singer and comedian.

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Abdul Hamid Baba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Afghanistan
Abdul Hameed Mashokhel, was a Pashtun poet and Sufi figure.