writers Famous Authors from Syria

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

List is made up of a variety of authors, including George Tomeh and Ibn Kathir.

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

For further information on these historic Syrian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Syrian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
Rosie Malek-Yonan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Syria
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Rosie Malek-Yonan is an actress, author, director, public figure and activist. ...more

Works Written: The Crimson Field, Seyfo: Genocide, Denial and the Right of Recognition

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Birthdate: 1965-07-04

Nationality: Iran

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Fereydoon Hoveyda was an Iranian diplomat, writer and thinker. He was the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations from 1971 until 1979. ...more

Works Written: Les nuits féodales, Les miroirs du Mollah, Dans une terre étrange, L' islam bloqué, Que veulent les Arabes?, + more

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

Birthdate: 1924-09-21

Nationality: Iran

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Rafik Schami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Syria
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Rafik Schami


Rafik Schami is a German author, storyteller and critic. ...more

Works Written: Damascus Nights, Eine Hand voller Sterne, Vom Zauber der Zunge. Reden gegen das Verstummen, Die Sehnsucht der Schwalbe. Roman, Albert & Lila, + more

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

Birthdate: 1946

Nationality: Germany, Syria

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Syria
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Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr was an Arab Sunni Islamic jurist, commentator on the Qur'an and theologian. Although he is sometimes referred to as "the scholar of the heart", given his extensive works pertaining to human behavior and ethics, Ibn al-Qayyim's scholarship was focused on the sciences of Hadith ...more

Works Written: An abridgement of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Ar-ruh, Amazing Points of Benefit, The Prophetic Medicine, Al Jawābul kāfi liman sa'ala 'an Dawā'i Shaafi, Zad al-Ma'ad, + more

Birthplace: Hauran

Birthdate: 1292-02-02

Nationality: Syria

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