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

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Mahathir Mohamad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Malaysia
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Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister. His political career spanned almost 40 years. Born and raised in Alor Setar, Kedah, Mahathir excelled at school and became a ...more

Works Written: The Malay Dilemma, A new deal for Asia, Menelusuri pembangunan^! 1982-1990, Warisan kepimpinan, Dr. Mahathir^! amanah & visi, + more

Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia

Birthdate: 1925-07-10

Nationality: Malaysia

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Dulcie Gray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Malaysia
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Dulcie Gray, CBE was a British singer and actress of stage, screen and television, a mystery writer and lepidopterist. ...more

Works Written: The actor and his world, For richer for richer, J.B. Priestley, Butterflies on my mind, Murder on the stairs, + more

Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Birthdate: 1915-11-20

Nationality: Malaysia, United Kingdom

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Sandy Gall

Henderson Alexander "Sandy" Gall, CMG, CBE, is a Scottish journalist, author, and former ITN news presenter whose career as a journalist has spanned more than 50 years. ...more

Works Written: Afghanistan, Chasing the Dragon, Gold scoop, The Bushmen of southern Africa, Behind Russian Lines, + more

Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia

Birthdate: 1927-10-01

Nationality: Malaysia

Michael Chiang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Malaysia
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Michael Chiang is a prolific playwright and screenwriter in Singapore. He is known as "Singapore’s most famous and successful playwright". From 1990 to 2009, Chiang was the editorial director of Mediacorp Publishing, which publishes 8 Days. The playwright of Army Daze and Beauty World, Chiang had ...more

Works Written: Army Daze

Birthplace: Malaysia

Birthdate: 1955-10-27

Nationality: Malaysia, Singapore

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