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

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Hélène Cixous is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Angst, Neuter, Insister of Jacques Derrida Hélène Cixous is a professor, French feminist writer, poet, playwright, philosopher, literary critic and rhetorician. She holds honorary degrees from Queen's University and the ...more

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Philip Kotler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Fundamentos de Mercadotecnia - 4 Edicion, Corporate Social Responsibility, Repositioning Asia Philip Kotler is an American marketing author, consultant, and professor; currently the S. C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at ...more

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Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
The Stranger, The Plague, The Fall Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The ...more

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Jacques Derrida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, Of Grammatology, Speech and Phenomena Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher, born in Algeria. Derrida is best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts. He is ...more

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Mohammed Dib is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Mohammed Dib Le maître de chasse, Un été africain, Le Sommeil d'Eve Mohammed Dib was an Algerian author. He wrote over 30 novels, as well as numerous short stories, poems, and children's literature in the French language. He is probably Algeria's most prolific ...more

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Assia Djebar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, La femme sans sepulture, Les Enfants du nouveau monde Assia Djebar was the pen name of Fatima-Zohra Imalayen, an Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker. Most of her works deal with obstacles faced by women, and she is noted for her feminist ...more

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Augustine of Hippo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
The Confessions of St. Augustine, De doctrina christiana, On Genesis Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western ...more

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Rachid Boudjedra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Les 1001 années de la nostalgie, FIS de la haine, Repudiation Rashid Boudjedra is an Algerian poet, novelist, playwright and critic. Boudjedra wrote in French from 1965 to 1981, at which point he switched to writing in Arabic, often translating his own ...more

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Yasmina Khadra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
A quoi rêvent les loups ?, The Swallows of Kabul, La part du mort Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.

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Azouz Begag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Le théorême de Mamadou, Le temps des villages, Espace et exclusion Azouz Begag, is a French writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology at the CNRS. He was the delegate minister for equal opportunities of France in the government of French ...more

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Maria Cardinal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
La clé sur la porte, La souricière, Amour-- amours-- Maria Cardinal is a screenwriter and actress.

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Frantz Fanon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Black Skin, White Masks, A Dying Colonialism Frantz Fanon was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and ...more

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Rachid Mimouni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
De la barbarie en général et de l'intégrisme en particulier, The Honour of the Tribe, Le printemps n'en sera que plus beau Rachid Mimouni was an Algerian writer, teacher and human rights activist. Mimouni wrote novels describing Algerian society in a realist style. He was threatened by Islamic militants for his ...more

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Merzak Allouache is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Merzak Allouache Bab el-Oued Merzak Allouache is an Algerian film director and screenwriter. He has directed 18 films since 1976. His 1976 film Omar Gatlato was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival where ...more

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Ahlam Mosteghanemi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Memory in the flesh, Chaos of the Senses, nessyane.com Ahlam Mosteghanemi, is an Algerian writer who has been called "the world's best-known arabophone woman novelist".

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Emmanuel Roblès is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Emmanuel Roblès Three plays, Vesuvius Emmanuel Roblès was an Algerian-French author. He was elected a member of the Académie Goncourt in 1973. He was one of many influential "pied-noir" of his time.

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Tahar Djaout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
The Last Summer of Reason, Les vigiles, Les chercheurs d'os Tahar Djaout was an Algerian journalist, poet, and fiction writer. He was assassinated in 1993 by the Armed Islamic Group.

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Mouloud Feraoun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Mouloud Feraoun Journal 1955-1962, Jours de Kabylie, L'Anniversaire Mouloud Feraoun was an Algerian writer and martyr of the Algerian revolution born in Tizi Hibel, Kabylie. Some of his books, written in French, have been translated into several languages ...more

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Boualem Sansal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Boualem Sansal Dis-moi le paradis, L'Enfant fou de l'arbre creux, Le serment des barbares Boualem Sansal is an Algerian author. In 2012, he was named winner of the Prix du Roman Arabe, but the prize money was withdrawn due to Sansal's visit to Israel to speak at the Jerusalem Writers ...more

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Abdelkader Alloula is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Les genereux Abdelkader Alloula was an Algerian playwright. He was assassinated by Islamists.

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Leila Sebbar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Leila Sebbar Femmes d'Afrique du nord, Soldats, Marguerite Leïla Sebbar is an Algerian author, born on 9 November 1941, the daughter of a French mother and an Algerian father. She spent her youth in colonial Algeria but now lives in Paris. She ...more

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Malek Bennabi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Malek Bennabi The question of ideas in the muslim world Malek Bennabi was an Algerian writer and philosopher, who wrote about human society, particularly Muslim society with a focus on the reasons behind the fall of Muslim civilization. He is mostly ...more

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Jean Sénac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Jean Sénac was an Algerian author. Born of an unknown father in Béni Saf in the Oran region of Algeria, the "poet who signed with a sun", was murdered in Algiers on ...more

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Kateb Yacine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Kateb Yacine Nedjma, Intelligence powder, L'homme aux sandales de caoutchouc Kateb Yacine was an Algerian writer notable for his novels and plays, both in French and Algerian Arabic dialect, and his advocacy of the Berber cause.

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Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver Soul on Islam

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Jacques Robert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Jacques Robert The Pyrenees Jacques Robert is a French jurist, former member of the Constitutional Council of France, former director of the French-Japanese House in Tokyo, former vice-president of the Venice Commission, ...more

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Taos Amrouche is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche was an Algerian writer and singer. In 1947, she became the first Algerian woman to publish a novel.

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Jean Amrouche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Jean Amrouche Cendres Jean-Elmouhoub Amrouche was an Algerian francophone writer, poet and journalist. Born to a Catholic family in Algeria, his parents were Kabyles who converted to Christianity. Amrouche emigrated ...more

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Amin Zaoui is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Amin Zaoui Banquet of lies Amin Zaoui is an Algerian novelist. He was born in Bab el Assa in Tlemcen province and studied at the University of Oran, obtaining a PhD in comparative literature. He moved to France during the ...more

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Latifa Ben Mansour is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Latifa Ben Mansour Latifa Ben Mansour is an Algerian writer, psychoanalyst, and linguist. Her work deals with issues such as the role of women in Algerian society, Islamic extremism, storytelling, trauma, and

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Tahar Lamri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Tahar Lamri Tahar Lamri, is an Algerian writer.

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Mouloud Mammeri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Algeria
Mouloud Mammeri L' Opium Et Le Baton Mouloud Mammeri is a writer, anthropologist, poet and linguist