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Famous Authors from Albania

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

List includes Enver Hoxha, Luljeta Lleshanaku and more.

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

For further information on these historic Albanian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Albanian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
REAL MEN

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Birthdate: 1954

Nationality: Albania, United States of America

James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer and musician.He is the younger brother of late comic actor John Belushi and the father of ...more

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Ismail Kadare is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
The General of the Dead Army, The File on H., Broken April

Birthplace: Gjirokastër, Albania

Birthdate: 1936

Nationality: Albania

Ismail Kadare (Albanian pronunciation: [ismaˈil kadaˈɾe], also spelled Ismaïl Kadaré in French; born 28 January 1936) is an Albanian novelist, poet, essayist and playwright. He has ...more
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Enver Hoxha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
The Titoites, Për shokët e mi pionierë, Superfuqitë

Birthplace: Gjirokastër, Albania

Birthdate: 1908-10-16

Nationality: Albania

Enver Halil Hoxha (; Albanian: [ɛnˈvɛɾ ˈhɔdʒa] (listen); 16 October 1908 – 11 April 1985) was an Albanian communist politician who served as the head of state of Albania from 1944 until his ...more
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Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Albania

Birthplace: Tirana, Tirana District, Eurasia, Albania, Tiranë County

Birthdate: 1985

Nationality: Albania, United States of America

Masiela Lusha (; born October 23, 1985) is an Albanian-American actress, author, producer and humanitarian. Lusha gained recognition for playing Carmen Lopez on the globally syndicated ABC ...more
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Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Calculating God, Wake, Rollback

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas

Birthdate: 1960

Nationality: Canada, Albania, United States of America

Series Written: Neanderthal Parallax, The Neanderthal Parallax, Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy

Robert James Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing ...more
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Mehmet Akif Ersoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Safahat, Asım, At the Chair of Fatih

Birthplace: Fatih, Turkey

Birthdate: 1873

Nationality: Albania, Turkey

Mehmet Akif Ersoy (20 December 1873 – 27 December 1936) was an Ottoman-born Turkish poet, writer, academic, politician, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem. Widely regarded as one of ...more
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Shefki Hysa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Aromë Çamërie, Rrëfimet e një hajduti, Turtullesha dhe djalli

Birthplace: Eurasia, Ersekë, Kolonjë District, Albania, Korçë County

Birthdate: 1957

Nationality: Albania

Shefki Mazar Hysa (born on 20 July 1957 to Ersekë, Kolonjë District) - is an Albanian writer and journalist.
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Anri Sala is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Anri Sala

Birthplace: Tirana, Tirana District, Eurasia, Albania, Tiranë County

Birthdate: 1974

Nationality: Albania

Anri Sala (born 1974) is an Albanian contemporary artist whose primary medium is video.
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Muhammad Nasiruddin al-A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani Irwa al-Ghalil, Qiyamu Ramadhan, Silsalat al-Hadith ad-Da'ifa

Birthplace: Shkodër District, Eurasia, Shkodër, Albania, Shkodër County

Birthdate: 1914

Nationality: Albania

Muhammad Nasir-ud-Dīn al-Albani (1914 – October 2, 1999) (In Arabic محمد ناصر الدين الألباني) was an Albanian Islamic scholar who specialised in the fields of hadith and fiqh. He established his ...more
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Leon Qafzezi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Albania

Birthplace: Tirana, Tirana District, Eurasia, Albania, Tiranë County

Birthdate: 1953

Nationality: Albania

Leon Qafzezi (born 23 February 1953 in Tirana, Albania) is an Albanian writer and cineaste.
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Dora d'Istria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Albania

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Bucharest, Romania

Birthdate: 1828

Nationality: Albania, Romania

Dora d'Istria, pen-name of duchess Helena Koltsova-Massalskaya born Elena Ghica (Gjika/Xhika) (January 22, 1828, Bucharest – November 17, 1888, Florence) was a Romanian and Albanian Romantic ...more
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Millosh Gjergj Nikolla ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Millosh Gjergj Nikolla Selected Albanian songs and sketches, Free verse

Birthplace: Shkodër District, Eurasia, Shkodër, Albania, Shkodër County

Birthdate: 1911

Nationality: Albania

Millosh Gjergj Nikolla (13 October 1911 – 26 August 1938) was an Albanian poet and writer, known under his pen name Migjeni.
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Fan S. Noli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
George Castroiti Scanderbeg (1405-1468), Beethoven and the French Revolution

Birthplace: Edirne Province, Marmara Region, İbriktepe, Turkey

Birthdate: 1882

Nationality: Albania

Theofan Stilian Noli, known as Fan Noli (6 January 1882 – 13 March 1965), was an Albanian writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator and founder of the Orthodox Church of Albania, ...more
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Sali Berisha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
The contract of the Democratic Party with Albania three years

Birthplace: Viçidol, Eurasia, Albania, Tropojë District, Kukës County

Birthdate: 1944

Nationality: Albania

Sali Ram Berisha , (Albanian pronunciation: [saˈli bɛˈɾiʃa]; born 15 October 1944) is an Albanian cardiologist and conservative politician who served as the second President of Albania from 1992 ...more
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Ramiz Alia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Democratization of socio-economic life strengthens the thinking and action of the people, The Albanian League of Prizren

Birthplace: Shkodër District, Eurasia, Shkodër, Albania, Shkodër County

Birthdate: 1925

Nationality: Albania

Ramiz Tafë Alia (pronunciation ; 18 October 1924 – 7 October 2011) was the second and last leader of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania from 1985 to 1991, served as First Secretary ...more
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Fatos Kongoli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Fatos Kongoli Dragoi i fildishtë, Në pritje të Nostradamusit, I humburi

Birthplace: Elbasan County, Eurasia, Albania, Elbasan, Elbasan District

Birthdate: 1944

Nationality: Albania

Fatos Kongoli (born January 12, 1944) has recently become one of the most forceful and convincing representatives of contemporary Albanian prose.
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Avni Rustemi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Albania

Birthplace: Gjirokastër County, Eurasia, Albania, Libohovë, Gjirokastër District

Birthdate: 1895

Nationality: Albania

Avni Rustemi (born 22 September 1895 – 22 April 1924) was an Albanian patriot, militant, teacher, activist and member of the Albanian parliament. Rustemi was the leader of both democratic ...more
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Luljeta Lleshanaku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Fresco

Birthplace: Elbasan County, Eurasia, Albania, Elbasan, Elbasan District

Birthdate: 1968

Nationality: Albania

Luljeta Lleshanaku (born 1968, in Elbasan, Albania) is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Crystal Vilenica award for European poets. She was educated in literature at the ...more
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Faik Konica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Faik Konitza

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Konitsa, Greece

Birthdate: 1875

Nationality: Albania

Faik bej Konica, later Faik Dominik Konica, (15 March 1875 – 15 December 1942), was an important figure of Albanian language and culture in the early decades of the twentieth century. Prewar ...more
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Pashko Vasa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
The truth on Albania and the Albanians

Birthplace: Shkodër District, Eurasia, Shkodër, Albania, Shkodër County

Birthdate: 1825

Nationality: Albania

Vaso Pasha (30 June 1825, Shkodër, Albania, Ottoman Empire – 29 June 1892, Beirut, Lebanon, Ottoman Empire), also known as Pashko Vasa, Wasa Pasha or Vaso Pashë Shkodrani, was an ...more
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Musine Kokalari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Musine Kokalari

Birthplace: Adana Province, Mediterranean Region, Turkey, Turkey, Asia, + more

Birthdate: 1917

Nationality: Albania

Musine Kokalari (February 10, 1917 – August 14, 1983) was an Albanian prose writer and politician in Albania's pre-communist period. She was the founder of the Social-Democratic Party of Albania ...more
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Mihal Grameno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Mihal Grameno

Birthplace: Korçë District, Eurasia, Albania, Korçë, Korçë County

Birthdate: 1871

Nationality: Albania

Mihal Grameno (13 January 13 1871 – 5 February 1931) was an Albanian nationalist, politician, writer, freedom fighter, and journalist.
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Gjergj Fishta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Gjergj Fishta Lahuta e Malcís

Birthplace: Fishtë

Birthdate: 1871

Nationality: Albania

Gjergj Fishta (Albanian pronunciation: [ɟɛɾɟ ˈfiʃta]; 23 October 1871 – 30 December 1940) was an Albanian educator, franciscan, poet, politician, rilindas and translator who served as the ...more
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Naim Frashëri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Albania

Birthplace: Gjirokastër County, Eurasia, Albania, Frashër, Përmet District

Birthdate: 1846

Nationality: Albania

Naim Frashëri (25 May 1846 – 20 October 1900) was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of the Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire. ...more
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Ndre Mjeda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Ndre Mjeda

Birthplace: Shkodër District, Eurasia, Shkodër, Albania, Shkodër County

Birthdate: 1866

Nationality: Albania

Ndre Mjeda (20 November 1866 – 1 August 1937) was an Albanian priest, philologist, poet and an activist of Albanian national awakening. He was influenced by the Jesuit writer Anton Xanoni and ...more