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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.

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Ismail Kadare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 82 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 ...more

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Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 58 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, ...more

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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 64 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 ...more

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Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 33 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 ...more

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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 87 (1910-1997) Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today's Macedonia, with ...more

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Enver Hoxha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 77 (1908-1985) Enver Halil Hoxha was the socialist leader of Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985, as the First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania. He was chairman of the Democratic Front of ...more

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Mehmet Akif Ersoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 63 (1873-1936) Mehmet Âkif Ersoy was a Turkish poet, writer, academic, member of parliament, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem. Widely regarded as one of the premiere literary minds of his ...more

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Shefki Hysa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 61 Shefki Mazar Hysa - is an Albanian writer and journalist.

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Kujtim Çashku is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Kujtim Çashku age 68 Kujtim Çashku is an Albanian film director and screenwriter who has won numerous awards at international film festivals, including the Critics Prize at the 1996 Bastia Mediterranean Film ...more

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Dora d'Istria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 60 (1828-1888) Dora d'Istria, pen-name of duchess Helena Koltsova-Massalskaya, born Elena Ghica, was a Romanian Romantic writer and feminist of Albanian descent.

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Sali Berisha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 74 Sali Berisha, is a Albanian cardiologist and politician who served as President of Albania from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013. He was also the leader of the Democratic Party ...more

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Bujar Alimani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Bujar Alimani age 49 Bujar Alimani is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Anri Sala is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 44 Anri Sala is an Albanian contemporary artist whose primary medium is video.

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Leon Qafzezi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 65 Leon Qafzezi is a writer and cineaste.

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Fatos Kongoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Fatos Kongoli age 74 Fatos Kongoli has recently become one of the most forceful and convincing representatives of contemporary Albanian prose.

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Besnik Mustafaj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Besnik Mustafaj age 60 Besnik Bajram Mustafaj is an Albanian writer and diplomat.

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Fatmir Doga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Fatmir Doga age 51 Fatmir Doga is a screenwriter, film director and actor.

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Gjergj Xhuvani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Gjergj Xhuvani age 55 Gjergj Xhuvani is an Albanian film director, screenwriter, and producer. He graduated from Tirana's Academy of Arts in 1986. His 2001 film Slogans was Albania's submission to the 74th Academy ...more

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Ramiz Alia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 86 (1925-2011) Ramiz Tafë Alia was the second and last Communist leader of Albania from 1985 to 1991, and the country's head of state from 1982 to 1992. He had been designated as successor by Enver Hoxha ...more

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Faik Konica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 67 (1875-1942) Faik Konica, born in Konitsa, was one of the greatest figures of Albanian culture in the early decades of the twentieth century. Prewar Albanian minister to Washington, his literary review, ...more

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Fan S. Noli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 83 (1882-1965) Theofan Stilian Noli, better known as Fan Noli was an Albanian-American writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator, and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church, who served as prime ...more

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Pashko Vasa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 67 (1825-1892) Pashko Vasa also known as Vaso Pasha, Wasa Pasha or Vaso Pashë Shkodrani, was an Albanian writer, poet and publicist of the Albanian National Awakening, and Governor of Lebanon from 1882 ...more

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Avni Rustemi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 29 (1895-1924) Avni Rustemi was an Albanian teacher, activist and member of the Albanian parliament. Rustemi was the leader of the democratic organisation "Bashkimi", and member of the democratic ...more

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Ermira Gjata is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Ermira Gjata age 62 Ermira Gjata is an actress and a screenwriter.

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Vath Koreshi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Vath Koreshi age 82 Vath Koreshi was an Albanian writer and screen writer. He is probably best known for writing the script to the 1990 romantic drama film Balada e Kurbinit. He also wrote the script to Botë e ...more

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Gjergj Fishta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Gjergj Fishta Died at 69 (1871-1940) Gjergj Fishta was an Albanian Franciscan, poet, rilindas, and a translator. Notably he was the chairman of the commission of the Congress of Monastir, which sanctioned the Albanian alphabet. In ...more

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Naim Frashëri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 54 (1846-1900) Naim Frashëri was an Albanian poet and writer. He was one of the most prominent figures of the Albanian National Awakening of the 19th century, together with his two brothers Sami and ...more

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Girolamo de Rada is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Girolamo de Rada Died at 89 (1814-1903) Geronimo de Rada was an Albanian writer of Italo-Albanian literature. Of Arbëreshë descent he was the foremost figure of the Albanian National Awakening in 19th century Italy.

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Gjekë Marinaj is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 53 Gjekë Marinaj is an Albanian-American poet, writer, translator, literary critic, and founder of the Protonism Theory. Currently living in the United States, he has been the first president ...more

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Filip Shiroka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Filip Shiroka Died at 76 (1859-1935) Filip Shiroka was a classical Rilindja poet whose verse was first to become known in later years. He was born and raised in Shkodër and educated there by the Franciscans. Among his teachers ...more

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Dritëro Agolli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 87 Dritëro Agolli is an Albanian poet, writer, politician, and former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union and wrote ...more

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Ndre Mjeda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Ndre Mjeda Died at 71 (1866-1937) Ndre Mjeda was an Albanian poet and activist. He was influenced by the Jesuit writer Anton Xanoni and the Franciscan poet Leonardo De Martino.

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Sejfulla Malëshova is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Died at 70 (1901-1971) Sejfulla Malëshova was an Albanian politician and writer.

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Erlet Shaqe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 34 Erlet Shaqe is an Albanian writer and engineer. He is known for his novels and poetry, although he was first noticed for his engineering and research work. In the 2010s he focused on short ...more

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Haki Stërmilli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Haki Stërmilli Died at 58 (1895-1953) Haki Stërmilli was an Albanian writer and journalist. His works dealt mostly with issues related to the rights of the Albanian communities outside Albania, republicanism, emancipation of ...more

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Rexhep Qosja is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
age 82 Rexhep Qosja is a prominent Albanian politician and literary critic from a part of Malësia in modern Montenegro. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pristina and graduated ...more

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Domenico Bellizzi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Domenico Bellizzi Died at 71 (1918-1989) Domenico Bellizzi, also known under the pseudonym of Vorea Ujko, is among the most popular and respected of the Arbëresh poets. Domenico Bellizzi was a modest priest from Frascineto in ...more

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Irhan Jubica is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Albania
Irhan Jubica age 45 Irhan Jubica is an Albanian writer and poet. Jubica was editor-in-chief of Thyerje newspaper in 1994–95. He was also editor-in-chief of Orana Review, and co-ordinator of Pen-Club ORANA, an ...more