writers Famous Authors from Egypt

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

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Ahmed Rami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt

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Naguib Mahfouz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Naguib Mahfouz Palace Walk, The Beggar, Mirrors

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Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Omar Sharif The eternal male, Play better bridge, Omar Sharif Talks Bridge

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Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Atom Egoyan Speaking parts

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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Julian Fellowes Mary Poppins, The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys, Gosford Park

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Taha Hussein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Taha Hussein The Call of the Curlew, Au-delà du Nil, The stream of days

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Boutros Boutros-Ghali New concepts for development action in Africa, The United Nations and apartheid, Building Peace and Development 1994

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Yusuf al-Qaradawi The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, Islamic Awakening Between Rejection and Extremism, Fiqh Az Zakat

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Eric Hobsbawm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Eric Hobsbawm Industry and Empire, The Age of Extremes, The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848

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Nawal El Saadawi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Nawal El Saadawi Memoirs from the women's prison, The fall of the Imam, The hidden face of Eve

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Mohamed Hassanein Heikal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal Return of the Ayatollah, Illusions of triumph, Iran^! the untold story

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Zahi Hawass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Zahi Hawass The Archeaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt, HIDDEN TREASURES OF EGYPTIAN MUSEU, The Golden Age of Tutankhaman

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Amr Diab is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt

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Salah Jahin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Salah Jahin Azgal Sahafeya, Sodasyet Salah Jahin Al-Karikatorya, Al-Leila Al-Kebeera wa Khamas Masraheyat

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Yusuf Sibai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Yusuf Sibai Searching For A Body, Twelve Women, In The Ruins

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Ahmed Zewail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Ahmed Zewail Age of Science, Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize, Time's mysteries and miracles

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Tariq Ramadan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Tariq Ramadan The Life of The Last Prophet, Entre l'Homme et son CoeurÂ, Reformismo Musulman^! El - Desde Sus Origenes

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Al-Suyuti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Al-Suyuti Nawader Alayek Fi Maarefat Alnaik, The Khalifas who took the right way, The Mutawakkili of as-Suyuti

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Tawfiq al-Hakim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Tawfiq al-Hakim The Tree Climber, Plays^! Prefaces and Postscripts of Tawfiq Al-Hakim, Fate of a Cockroach and Other Plays

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Mustafa Mahmud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mustafa Mahmud Reading for the future, What is Islam?, Existence and nothingness

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Anwar Sadat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Anwar Sadat Thalāthūn shahr fī al-sijn, Wathāʼiq al-Sādāt, Geheimtagebuch der ägyptischen Revolution

The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Ahdaf Soueif is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Ahdaf Soueif Aisha, In the Eye of the Sun, The Map of Love

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Ahmed Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt

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Farouk El-Baz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Farouk El-Baz The Geology of Egypt, The Moon as Viewed by Lunar Orbiter, The Arab World and Space Research: Where Do We Stand?

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Amr Khaled is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt

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Gamal Abdel Nasser is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser The truth about the Palestine war, Towards Freedom, Egypt's Liberation: The Philosophy of the Revolution

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Albert Cossery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Albert Cossery Un complot de saltimbanques, La maison de la mort certaine, Une ambition dans le désert

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Ibrahim Elfiky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Ibrahim Elfiky The power of thinking, Ten keys to ultimate success, A life without tension

12 Things You Never Knew About Egypt's Greatest Female Pharaoh

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Youssef Ziedan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Youssef Ziedan Azazel, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, Catalogue of the Rashid and Damanhur Manuscript Collection

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Nikos Tsiforos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Nikos Tsiforos Youth Party

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Mohammed Saeed Raslan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mohammed Saeed Raslan Da'aem Menhag Al Nobowa, Al Wade' Fee Al Hadeeth Wa Gohood Al Olama Fee Mowagahatoho, Afaat Al Elm

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Muhammad Naguib is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Muhammad Naguib Egypt's destiny, The Fate of Egypt

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Mustafa Hosni is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mustafa Hosni Al-Kanz Al-Mafqoud, Madrasatoo Al-Hoob, Khadaouk Fa Kalo

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Mohamed A. El-Erian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mohamed A. El-Erian The economy of the Middle East and North Africa in 1997, Prospects for Arab monetary policy in the international financial system, When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change

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Alaa Al Aswany is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Alaa Al Aswany Chicago, The Yacoubian Building

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Ibrahim Eissa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Ibrahim Eissa Tarikh al Mustaqbal, Fi Wasf man Yumkin Tasmiyatuha al Habiba, Ashbah Wataniyyah

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Ronald Cohen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Ronald Cohen The Second Bounce of the Ball

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Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe'ie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe'ie Tareekh Adaab Al Arab, Wahy Al Kalam, Diwaan Al-Rafe'ie

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Jill Tweedie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Jill Tweedie More from Martha, Internal Affairs, Jewels

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Taher Elgamal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Taher Elgamal Cryptography and logarithms over finite fields

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Ali Moustafa Mosharafa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Ali Moustafa Mosharafa We and Science, Scientific Claims, Science and Life

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Sayyid Qutb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Sayyid Qutb Islam and universal peace, In the shade of the Qurʼān, Mashāhid al-qiyāmah fī al-Qurʼān

16 Strange Facts About What Everyday Life Was Like In Ancient Egypt

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George Dimitri Sawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
George Dimitri Sawa Music performance practice in the early ʻAbbāsid era 132-320 A.H./750-932 A.D.

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Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti Alnazarat, The Poet, Majdolin

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Amr Sobhy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Amr Sobhy The Lady in Scarlet, Diary of a Timeworn Lad, The First Marvel

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Rifa'a al-Tahtawi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Rifa'a al-Tahtawi Egyptian patriotic lyrics, A thorough summary of the biography of Mohammed, Towards a simpler Arabic grammar

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Omar Taher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt

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Abd al-Hamid Kishk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Abd al-Hamid Kishk Fi Rehab Al-Tafseer

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Khalil Mutran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt

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Paul Ghalioungui is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Egypt
Paul Ghalioungui Thyroid enlargement in Africa