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List of notable or famous novelists from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Pakistan and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Pakistan is included when available.

Everything from Tariq Ali to Hanif Kureishi is included on this list.

This historic novelists from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Pakistan?" These prominent novelists of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani novelists.

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Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Pakistan
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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi born Ahmad Shah Awan on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguished by its humanism, and his Urdu afsana work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 90 (1916-2006)

Birthplace: Anga, Punjab

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Altaf Fatima is an Urdu novelist, short-story writer, and teacher. Her novel Dastak Na Do is regarded as one of the defining works in the Urdu language. An adaptation was presented on Pakistan television and an abridged translation was serialised by the Karachi monthly, Herald. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 89

Birthplace: Lucknow, India

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Dr. Anis Nagi . He retired from government service. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1939-2010)

Birthplace: Sheikhupura, Pakistan

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Ashfaq Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Pakistan
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Ashfaq Ahmed was a writer, playwright and broadcaster from Pakistan. He authored several books in Urdu. His works included novels, short stories and plays for television and radio. He was awarded President's Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz for meritorious services in the field of literature and broadcasting. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Firozpur, India

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