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.

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

For further information on these historic Lebanese authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Lebanese authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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Khalil Gibran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Prophet, Spirits Rebellious, The Garden of the Prophet
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 ...more
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Amin Maalouf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Rock of Tanios, In the Name of Identity, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
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 ...more
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Mikha'il Na'ima is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Mikha'il Na'ima The Book of Mirdad, Kahlil Gibran, A new year
Mikha'il Na'ima was a Lebanese author and poet of the New York Pen League.
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May Ziade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Love at school, Warda Al Yazgi, Hymm of the East
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 ...more
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Walid Raad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Atlas Group
Walid Raad is a contemporary media artist. The Atlas Group is a fictional collective, the work of which is produced by Walid Raad. His works to date include video, photography and literary ...more
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Carlos Ghosn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Shift
Carlos Ghosn, KBE is a French-Lebanese-Brazilian businessman born in Porto Velho, Brazil, who is currently the Chairman and CEO of Paris-based Renault, Chairman and CEO of Japan-based Nissan, ...more
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Ziad Rahbani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Sahriyeh
Ziad Rahbani is a Lebanese composer, pianist, performer, playwright, and political commentator. His compositions are well known throughout the Arab world. Many of his musicals satirize Lebanese ...more
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Tarek Saab is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Tarek William Saab is a Lebanese-Venezuelan politician, lawyer and poet. He is a prominent Latin-Arab human rights activist and a leader of the Fifth Republic Movement party founded by Hugo ...more
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Charles Malik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Lebanon in itself
Charles Habib Malik was a Lebanese philosopher and diplomat.
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Michael Atiyah is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Elliptic operators and compact groups, Introduction to Commutative Algebra, Geometry of Yang-Mills fields
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE, FMedSci FAA, HonFREng is a British mathematician specialising in geometry. Atiyah grew up in Sudan and Egypt and spent most of his academic life in the ...more
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Samir Kassir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Being Arab
Samir Kassir was a French-Lebanese professor of history at Saint-Joseph University and journalist.
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, Dynamic Hedging
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The ...more
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Hoda Barakat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Stone of Laughter, The Tiller of Waters, La pierre du rire
Hoda Barakat is a Lebanese novelist. Barakat lived much of her life in Beirut and later moved to Paris, where she now resides. Her works are originally written in Arabic and have been translated ...more
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Nadia Tueni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Nadia Tueni Lebanon
Nadia Mohammad Hamadeh Tueni was a Lebanese Francophone poet, who authored of numerous volumes of poetry.
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Edward Atiyah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Arabs, Lebanon paradise, An Arab tells his story
Edward Selim Atiyah was an Anglo-Lebanese author and political activist. He is best known for his 1946 autobiography An Arab Tells His Story, and his 1955 book The Arabs. He came to England to ...more
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Raymond Khoury is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
The Last Templar, Faceoff, The Templar Salvation
Raymond Khoury is a screenwriter and novelist, best known as the author of the 2006 New York Times Bestseller The Last Templar.
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Charles Elachi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Introduction to the physics and techniques of remote sensing, Spaceborne radar remote sensing
Charles Elachi, born April 18, 1947 in Lebanon is the Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in Pasadena, California. He has held this position since May 1, 2001 and also holds ...more
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Elia Abu Madi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Elia Abu Madi Diwan Iliya Abu Madi, Tazkar al-Madi, Tibr wa Turab
Elia Abu Madi was a Lebanese-American poet.
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Charles Corm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Charles Corm The sacred mountain
Charles Corm was a Lebanese writer, industrialist and philanthropist. He is considered to be the leader of the Phoenicianism movement in Lebanon which ignited a surge of nationalism that led to ...more
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Sami Ibrahim Haddad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Arabic: سامي ابراهيم حداد‎} was a doctor, surgeon and writer. He was born in Palestine and spent most of his life in Lebanon.
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Ibn Al-Lahham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Ibn Al-Lahham Al Mokhtasar Fi Osol Al Feqh
Ibn Al-Lahham is an author.
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Fatima Sharafeddine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Fatima Sharafeddine
Fatima Sharafeddine is a writer.
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Youssef Howayek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Youssef Howayek
Youssef Saadallah Howayek a painter and sculptor from Helta, in modern day Lebanon.
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Hashim Sarkis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Hashim Sarkis Circa 1958
Hashim Sarkis is a Lebanese architect.
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Wassim Michael Haddad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Lebanon
Wassim Michael Haddad Robust Optimal Projection Control-System Synthesis
Wassim Michael Haddad is a Lebanese-Greek-American applied mathematician, scientist, and engineer, with research specialization in the areas of dynamical systems and control. His research has ...more