writers Famous Authors from Lebanon

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

This list includes Youssef Howayek, Wassim Michael Haddad and more authors.

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Khalil Gibran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
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Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire, as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example ...more

Works Written: The Prophet, Spirits Rebellious, The Garden of the Prophet, Love Letters, The Wanderer, + more

Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon

Birthdate: 1883-01-06

Nationality: Lebanon

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Amin Maalouf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
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Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese-born French author. Has lived in France since 1976. Although his native language is Arabic, he writes in French, and his works have been translated into many languages. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for his novel Le rocher de Tanios. He has also been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in its 2010 edition. He was elected at the Académie française on 23 June 2011, on seat 29. Maalouf is the first Lebanese inducted as an academy immortal. He filled the vacant member seat of the late Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist. ...more

Works Written: The Rock of Tanios, In the Name of Identity, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, Balthasar's Odyssey, The First Century after Beatrice, + more

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Birthdate: 1949-02-25

Nationality: Lebanon, France

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Mikha'il Na'ima is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
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Mikha'il Na'ima was a Lebanese author and poet of the New York Pen League. ...more

Works Written: The Book of Mirdad, Kahlil Gibran, A new year, "Till we meet ...", Doroob, + more

Birthplace: Baskinta, Lebanon

Birthdate: 1889-10-17

Nationality: Lebanon, United States of America

May Ziade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
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May Ziade, was a prolific Christian Lebanese-Palestinian poet, essayist and translator. A writer for the Arabic newspapers and periodicals, Ziade also wrote a number of poems and books. She was a key figure of the Nahda in the early 20th-century Arab literary scene, and is known for being an "early Palestinian feminist" and a "pioneer of Oriental feminism." ...more

Works Written: Love at school, Warda Al Yazgi, Hymm of the East, Between the Ebb and Flow, Humiliation and Rumors, + more

Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel

Birthdate: 1886-02-11

Nationality: Lebanon, State of Palestine

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