Culture 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
James Adam "Jim" Belushi is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is best known for playing the role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the long-running sitcom According to ...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
Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist and poet. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on short stories until the publication of his first novel, The ...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
Enver Halil Hoxha was the socialist leader of Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985, as the First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania. He was chairman of the Democratic Front of ...more

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Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Masiela Lusha is an Albanian-American actress, author, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as the Emmy Award-winning ABC series ...more

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Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Calculating God, Wake, Rollback
Robert James Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 21 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, ...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
Mehmet Âkif Ersoy was a Turkish poet, writer, academic, member of parliament, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem. Widely regarded as one of the premiere literary minds of his ...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
Shefki Mazar Hysa - 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
Anri Sala is an Albanian contemporary artist whose primary medium is video.

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Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani 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
Muhammad Nasir-ud-Din al-Albani was an Albanian Islamic scholar; he specialised in the fields of hadith and fiqh. He was a watch repairman by trade, and a prolific writer and speaker, in ...more

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Leon Qafzezi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Leon Qafzezi is a writer and cineaste.

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Dora d'Istria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Dora d'Istria, pen-name of duchess Helena Koltsova-Massalskaya, born Elena Ghica, was a Romanian Romantic writer and feminist of Albanian descent.

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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
Millosh Gjergj Nikolla was an Albanian poet and writer, known under his nom de plume 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
Theofan Stilian Noli, better known as Fan Noli was an Albanian-American writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator, and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church, who served as prime ...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
Sali Berisha, is a Albanian cardiologist and politician who served as President of Albania from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013. He was also the leader of the Democratic Party ...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
Ramiz Tafë Alia was the second and last Communist leader of Albania from 1985 to 1991, and the country's head of state from 1982 to 1992. He had been designated as successor by Enver Hoxha ...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
Fatos Kongoli 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
Avni Rustemi was an Albanian teacher, activist and member of the Albanian parliament. Rustemi was the leader of the democratic organisation "Bashkimi", and member of the democratic ...more

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Luljeta Lleshanaku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Fresco
Luljeta Lleshanaku is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Vilenice Kristal prize for world poetry She was educated in literature at the University of Tirana and was editor-in-chief ...more

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Faik Konica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Faik Konitza
Faik Konica, born in Konitsa, was one of the greatest figures of Albanian culture in the early decades of the twentieth century. Prewar Albanian minister to Washington, his literary review, ...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
Pashko Vasa also known as Vaso Pasha, Wasa Pasha or Vaso Pashë Shkodrani, was an Albanian writer, poet and publicist of the Albanian National Awakening, and Governor of Lebanon from 1882 ...more

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Musine Kokalari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Musine Kokalari
Musine Kokalari of Gjirokastër, Albania was an Albanian prose writer and politician in Albania's pre-communist period. She was the founder of the Social-Democratic Party of Albania in 1943. ...more

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Mihal Grameno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Mihal Grameno
Mihal Grameno was an Albanian rilindas, 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
Gjergj Fishta was an Albanian Franciscan, poet, rilindas, and a translator. Notably he was the chairman of the commission of the Congress of Monastir, which sanctioned the Albanian alphabet. In ...more

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Naim Frashëri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Naim Frashëri was an Albanian poet and writer. He was one of the most prominent figures of the Albanian National Awakening of the 19th century, together with his two brothers Sami and ...more

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Ndre Mjeda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Albania
Ndre Mjeda
Ndre Mjeda was an Albanian poet and activist. He was influenced by the Jesuit writer Anton Xanoni and the Franciscan poet Leonardo De Martino.