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List of famous writers from Albania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Albania is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Albanian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Albania and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list is made up of a variety of writers, including Mother Teresa and Masiela Lusha.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Albanian writers?" and "Which writers are from Albania?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Albania in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Albania, but they're all of Albania descent.
Ismail Kadare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
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Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist and poet. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on short stories until the publication of his first novel, The General of the Dead Army. In 1996 he became a lifetime member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of France. In 1992, he was awarded the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca; in 2005, he won the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, in 2009 the Prince of Asturias Award of Arts, and in 2015 the Jerusalem Prize. He has divided his time between Albania and France since 1990. Kadare has been mentioned as a possible recipient for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. His works have been published in ...more

Birthplace: Gjirokastër, Albania

Nationality: Albania

Works: Spring flowers, spring frost, Broken April, The General of the Dead Army, Face to Face, + more

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Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
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Robert James Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 21 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, and many anthologies. Sawyer has won the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and is now a resident of Mississauga, Ontario. ...more

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Works: Rollback, Calculating God, Far-Seer, Flashforward, Wake, + more

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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
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James Adam "Jim" Belushi is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is best known for playing the role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the long-running sitcom According to Jim, and is the younger brother of late comic actor John Belushi. ...more

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: Albania, United States of America

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Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
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Masiela Lusha is an Albanian-American actress, author, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as the Emmy Award-winning ABC series George Lopez and Sony Picture's Blood: The Last Vampire. As an author, Lusha has translated poems and prayers by Mother Teresa, and has written several books in various languages. Lusha spent her childhood chiefly in Albania, Hungary and Austria. She studied ballet in Vienna, and then moved to Michigan in 1993, where she continued to train in various forms of dance. She co-starred as the passionate and rebellious character, Carmen Lopez, for five years, on the syndicated Warner Brothers series, George ...more

Birthplace: Tirana, Albania

Nationality: Albania, United States of America

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