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

This list contains writers like Lotfi A. Zadeh and Hamlet Isakhanli.

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

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Azerbaijan in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Azerbaijan, but they're all of Azerbaijan descent.
Mstislav Rostropovich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
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Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich, KBE, was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged ...more

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Nationality: Azerbaijan, United States of America, Soviet Union

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Ahmet Ağaoğlu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
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Ahmet Ağaoğlu, also known as Ahmed bey Agayev was a prominent Azerbaijani and Turkish publicist and journalist. He was recognized as one of the founders of pan-Turkism. ...more

Birthplace: Shusha

Nationality: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russian Empire

Works: Woman in the Islamic World, Hindistan ve İngiltere, Üç Medeniyet, Serbest Fırka Hatıraları, Ben Neyim, + more

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Lotfi A. Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
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Lotfali Askar Zadeh, better known as Lotfi A. Zadeh, is a mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for proposing the fuzzy mathematics consisting ...more

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Nationality: Iran, Azerbaijan, United States of America

Works: From Natural Language to Soft Computing: New Paradigms in Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Sets, The Calculus of Fuzzy If/Then Rules

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Elbert Tuganov


Elbert Tuganov was an animator, film director and screenwriter. ...more

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Nationality: Azerbaijan

Works: Verine John, Jalakäijad, Peetrikese Unenägu