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

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Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Avicenna Tisʻ rasāyil fī al-ḥikmah wa-al-ṭabīʻīyāt, Dafʻ al-maḍārr al-kullīyah ʻan al-abdān al-insānīyah, Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Abbas Kiarostami Walking with the wind

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Doris Lessing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook, The Grass Is Singing, Shikasta

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mohsen Makhmalbaf Notes about Storywriting and Playwriting, The Cyclist, The Crystal Garden

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Fereydoon Hoveyda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Fereydoon Hoveyda Les nuits féodales, Les miroirs du Mollah, Dans une terre étrange

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Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi A treatise on the small-pox and measles, The Experimentation of Medical Science and its Application, Royal Medicine

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Omar Khayyám is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Omar Khayyám Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Omar Khayyām, The second version of the translations by Edward FitzGerald from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

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Ali Shariati is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ali Shariati Fatemeh Is Fatemeh, Shariati on Shariati and the Muslim Woman: Who Was Ali Shariati? for Muslim Women, A Message to the Enlightened Thinkers

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Ferdowsi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ferdowsi Shahnameh, The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam from the Persian National Epic^! the Shahname of Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi, Shakh-name

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Ahmad Shamlou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ahmad Shamlou Dar jidal ba khamushi, Darbarah-i hunar va adabiyat, Madayih-i bi silah

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Marjane Satrapi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Marjane Satrapi Persepolis, The Complete Persepolis, Poulet aux prunes

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Al-Biruni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Al-Biruni The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries, Critical study of what India says^! whether accepted by reason or refused, Alberuni's India

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Hafez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Hafez Divan-e-Hafez, Dīvān-i Ḥafiẓ, The poems of Hafez

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Gholam-Hossein Saedi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Gholam-Hossein Saedi Telex Iran, Vay bar maghlub, Zahhak

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Ashk Dahlén is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ashk Dahlén Islamic law^! epistemology and modernity

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Ali Javan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ali Javan Study of infrared and visible gas lasers

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Answer to History, به سوی تمدن بزرگ, انقلاب سفید

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Hossein Amini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Hossein Amini Snow White and the Huntsman

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Sadegh Hedayat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Sadegh Hedayat The Blind Owl, The Pearl Cannon, L' abîme

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Farah Diba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Farah Diba An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah

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Nasir al-Din Tusi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Nasir al-Din Tusi Ilkhanic Tables, A Treatise on the Astrolabe, The Attributes of the Noble

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Alexis Kouros is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Alexis Kouros Children of Gondwana

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Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing, On the Calculation with Hindu Numerals, Maʿrifat al-samt min qibal al-irtifāʿ

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Masoumeh Ebtekar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Masoumeh Ebtekar Takeover in Tehran

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Simin Daneshvar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Simin Daneshvar Sarban-e Sargardan, Jazirah-i Sargardani, Savushun

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Abdul-Qadir Gilani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Abdul-Qadir Gilani Jila' al-Khatir, Revelations of the unseen, Sufficient provision for seekers of the path of truth

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Reza Baraheni is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Reza Baraheni Kīmiyā va khāk, Muṣībatī zīr-i āftāb, Junūn-i nivishtan

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Lotfi A. Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Lotfi A. Zadeh From Natural Language to Soft Computing: New Paradigms in Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Sets, The Calculus of Fuzzy If/Then Rules

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Mahmoud Dowlatabadi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mahmoud Dowlatabadi Gavariban, Ruzgar-i siparishudah-i mardum-i salkhvurdah, Safr

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Mostafa Ronaghi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Mostafa Ronaghi Prediction of protein orientation upon immobilization on biological and nonbiological surfaces, A High-Resolution Low-Power Incremental Sigma Delta ADC With Extended Range for Biosensor Arrays, Rapid and selective extraction^! separation^! preconcentration^! and detection of small RNAs from cell lysate using on-chip isotachophoresis

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Cassandra Clare is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Cassandra Clare City of Bones, Clockwork Princess, Clockwork Angel

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Shusha Guppy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Shusha Guppy The blindfold horse, Three journeys in the Levant, The Secret of Laughter

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Kader Abdolah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Kader Abdolah My Father's Notebook, Le Voyage des bouteilles vides, De reis van de lege flessen

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Nossrat Peseschkian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Nossrat Peseschkian Wenn du willst^! was du noch nie gehabt hast^! dann tu^! was du noch nie getan hast. Geschichten und Lebensweisheiten, Schatten auf der Sonnenuhr, Oriental stories as tools in psychotherapy

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Haleh Afshar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Haleh Afshar The Dynamics Of Race And Gender, Women^! Poverty^! and Ideology in Asia, Women^! State^! and Ideology

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Saadi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Saadi Bustan, Gulistan

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Samad Behrangi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Samad Behrangi The Little Black Fish, The tale of the little black fish, Kūrʹūghlū va Kuchul Ḥamzah

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Bahram Bayzai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Iran

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Reza Aslan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Reza Aslan No god but God: The Origins^! Evolution^! and Future of Islam, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Beyond Fundamentalism

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Forough Farrokhzad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Forough Farrokhzad The Captive, Another Birth, Rebrllion

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Ali Khamenei is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ali Khamenei Alimam Alsadiq, Ruh Altawhid, Alfahm Alsahih Lil din

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Valentine M. Moghadam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Valentine M. Moghadam From Patriarchy to Empowerment, Gender and National Identity, Patriarchy and Economic Development

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Shahrnush Parsipur is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Shahrnush Parsipur Touba and the meaning of night

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Fereydoon Batmanghelidj is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj Your Body's Many Cries for Water, Water Cures: Drugs Kill, ABC of Asthma^! Allergies and Lupus

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Roya Hakakian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Roya Hakakian Journey from the Land of No

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Parviz Moin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Parviz Moin Large eddy simulation of incompressible turbulent channel flow

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Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak Recasting Persian poetry

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Hormoz Farhat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Hormoz Farhat The dastgah concept in Persian music

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Reza Pahlavi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Iran
Reza Pahlavi Winds of Change: The Future of Democracy in Iran, Gozashteh va Ayandeh, IRAN: L’Heure du Choix

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Houshang Golshiri is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Iran