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Famous Authors from Algeria

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

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  • 1

    Hélène Cixous

    Angst, Neuter

    BirthplaceOran, Algeria

    Birthdate1937-06-05

    NationalityFrance, Algeria

    Hélène Cixous (; French: [siksu]; born 5 June 1937) is a professor, French feminist writer,...  more
  • 2

    Philip Kotler

    Fundamentos de Mercadotecnia - 4 Edicion, Corporate Social Responsibility

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Birthdate1931-05-27

    NationalityAlgeria, United States of America

    Philip Kotler (born May 27, 1931) is an American marketing author, consultant, and professor;...  more
  • 3

    Albert Camus

    The Stranger, The Plague

    BirthplaceDréan, Algeria

    Birthdate1913-11-07

    NationalityFrance

    Albert Camus (; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French...  more

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  • 4

    Jacques Derrida

    The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, Of Grammatology

    BirthplaceEl Biar

    Birthdate1930-07-15

    NationalityFrance, Algeria

    Jacques Derrida (; French: [ʒak dɛʁida]; born Jackie Élie Derrida; July 15, 1930 – October 9,...  more
  • 5

    Mohammed Dib

    Le maître de chasse, Un été africain

    BirthplaceTlemcen, Algeria

    Birthdate1920-07-21

    NationalityAlgeria

    Mohammed Dib (Arabic: محمد ديب‎; 21 July 1920 – 2 May 2003) was an Algerian author. He wrote...  more
  • 6

    Assia Djebar

    Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, La femme sans sepulture

    BirthplaceCherchell, Algeria

    Birthdate1936-06-30

    NationalityAlgeria

    Fatima-Zohra Imalayen (30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015), known by her pen name Assia Djebar...  more
  • 7

    Augustine of Hippo

    The Confessions of St. Augustine, De doctrina christiana

    BirthplaceTagaste

    Birthdate0354-11-13

    NationalityAlgeria

    Saint Augustine of Hippo (; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430 AD) was a Roman African, early...  more

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  • 8

    Rachid Boudjedra

    Les 1001 années de la nostalgie, FIS de la haine

    BirthplaceAïn Beïda, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria

    Birthdate1941-09-05

    NationalityAlgeria

    Rashid Boudjedra (Arabic: رشيد بوجدرة‎) (b. 5 September 1941 in Aïn Beïda, Algeria) is an...  more
  • 9

    Yasmina Khadra

    A quoi rêvent les loups ?, The Swallows of Kabul

    BirthplaceKénadsa, Algeria

    Birthdate1955-01-10

    NationalityAlgeria

    Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء‎, literally meaning "green jasmine") is the pen name of...  more
  • 10

    Azouz Begag

    Le théorême de Mamadou, Le temps des villages

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    Birthdate1957-02-05

    NationalityFrance, Algeria

    Azouz Begag, (Arabic: عزوز بقاق‎) (born 5 February 1957) is a French writer, politician and...  more
  • 11

    Maria Cardinal

    La clé sur la porte, La souricière

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Birthdate1929

    NationalityFrance, Algeria

    Maria Cardinal is a screenwriter and actress....  more
  • 12

    Frantz Fanon

    Black Skin, White Masks

    BirthplaceFort-de-France, Martinique

    Birthdate1925-07-20

    NationalityFrance, Algeria

    Frantz Fanon (French: [fʁɑ̃ts fanɔ̃]; 20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961), also known as Ibrahim...  more
  • 13

    Rachid Mimouni

    De la barbarie en général et de l'intégrisme en particulier, The Honour of the Tribe

    BirthplaceBoudouaou, Algeria

    Birthdate1945-11-20

    NationalityAlgeria

    Rachid Mimouni (In Arabic:رشيد ميموني) (November 20, 1945 – February 12, 1995) was an Algerian...  more
  • 14

    Merzak Allouache

    Bab el-Oued

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Birthdate1944-10-06

    NationalityAlgeria

    Merzak Allouache (born 6 October 1944) is an Algerian film director and screenwriter. He has...  more
  • 15

    Ahlam Mosteghanemi

    Memory in the flesh, Chaos of the Senses

    BirthplaceConstantine, Algeria

    Birthdate1953

    NationalityAlgeria

    Ahlem Mosteghanemi (Arabic: أحلام مستغانمي‎), alternatively written Ahlam Mosteghanemi (born...  more
  • 16

    Emmanuel Roblès

    Three plays, Vesuvius

    BirthplaceOran, Algeria

    Birthdate1914-05-04

    NationalityFrance, Algeria

    Emmanuel Roblès (4 May 1914 in Oran, French Algeria – 22 February 1995 in Boulogne,...  more
  • 17

    Tahar Djaout

    The Last Summer of Reason, Les vigiles

    BirthplaceKabylie, Algeria

    Birthdate1954-01-11

    NationalityAlgeria

    Tahar Djaout (January 11, 1954 – June 2, 1993) was an Algerian journalist, poet, and fiction...  more
  • 18

    Mouloud Feraoun

    Journal 1955-1962, Jours de Kabylie

    BirthplaceAlgeria

    Birthdate1913-03-08

    NationalityAlgeria

    Mouloud Feraoun (8 March 1913 – 15 March 1962) was an Algerian writer and martyr of the...  more
  • 19

    Boualem Sansal

    Dis-moi le paradis, L'Enfant fou de l'arbre creux

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria, Africa

    Birthdate1949

    NationalityAlgeria

    Boualem Sansal (born 15 October 1949) is an Algerian author. In 2012, he was named winner of...  more
  • 20

    Abdelkader Alloula

    Les genereux

    BirthplaceAlgeria

    Birthdate1929-01-01

    NationalityAlgeria

    Abdelkader Alloula Arabic: عبد القادر علولة‎‎ (1939 in Ghazaouet, Algeria – March 14, 1994, in...  more
  • 21

    Leila Sebbar

    Femmes d'Afrique du nord, Soldats

    BirthplaceAflou, Algeria

    Birthdate1941-01-01

    NationalityAlgeria

    Leïla Sebbar (born 1941) is a French-Algerian author....  more
  • 22

    Malek Bennabi

    The question of ideas in the muslim world

    BirthplaceConstantine, Algeria

    Birthdate1905-01-01

    NationalityAlgeria

    Malek Bennabi (January 1, 1905–October 31, 1973) (Arabic: مالك بن نبي‎) was an Algerian writer...  more
  • 23
    Jean Sénac (29 November 1926 – 30 August 1973) was an Algerian author. Born of an unknown...  more
  • 24

    Kateb Yacine

    Nedjma, Intelligence powder

    BirthplaceConstantine, Algeria

    Birthdate1929-08-06

    NationalityAlgeria

    Kateb Yacine (Arabic pronunciation: [kæːtb jæːsiːn] (August 2, 1929 or August 6, 1929 –...  more
  • 25

    Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver

    Soul on Islam

    BirthplaceAlgeria, Africa, Tissemsilt

    Birthdate1969

    NationalityAlgeria