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Famous Writers from Azerbaijan

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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.
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Mstislav Rostropovich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Dec. at 80 (1927-2007)
Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, romanized: Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič, pronounced [rəstrɐˈpovʲɪtɕ]; 27 March 1927 – 27 ...more
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Ahmet Ağaoğlu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Dec. at 70 (1869-1939)
Ahmet Ağaoğlu, also known as Ahmet Bey Ağayev (Azerbaijani: Əhməd bəy Ağayev; December 1869 – 19 May 1939), was a prominent Azerbaijani and naturalized Turkish politician, publicist and ...more
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Lotfi A. Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
age 98
Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh (; Azerbaijani: Lütfəli Rəhim oğlu Ələsgərzadə; Persian: لطفی علی‌عسگرزاده‎; February 4, 1921 – September 6, 2017) was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical ...more
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Elbert Tuganov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Elbert Tuganov Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)
Elbert Tuganov was an animator, film director and screenwriter.
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Heydar Aliyev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Dec. at 80 (1923-2003)
Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əlirza oğlu Əliyev, [hejdær ælirzɑ oɣlu ælijɪf]; Russian: Гейда́р Али́евич Али́ев, romanized: Geydar Aliyevich Aliyev, [gʲɪjˈdar ...more
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Eldar Guliyev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Eldar Guliyev age 78
Eldar Guliyev is a film director and screenwriter.
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Gennadiy Tishchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Gennadiy Tishchenko age 71
Gennadiy Tishchenko is a film director and screenwriter.
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Hamlet Isakhanli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Hamlet Isakhanli age 71
Hamlet Abdulla oglu Isayev (Azerbaijani: Hamlet Abdulla oğlu İsayev IPA: [hɑmlet ɑbdullɑ oɣlu isɑjœy]) (born March 1, 1948, Kosali, near Gardabani, Georgia) is an Azerbaijani mathematician, ...more
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Suleyman Rustam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Suleyman Rustam Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)
Suleyman Rustam (Azerbaijani: Süleyman Rüstəm; 12 March 1906 – 10 June 1989), is poet of the Soviet Azerbaijan, playwright and a public figure. He is the poet of the Azerbaijan SSR ...more
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Alexander Shirvanzade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Alexander Shirvanzade Dec. at 77 (1858-1935)
Alexander Movsesyan (Armenian: Ալեքսանդր Մինասի Մովսիսյան; 18 April 1858 – 7 August 1935), better known by his pen name Alexander Shirvanzade (Armenian: Ալեքսանդր Շիրվանզադե) was an Armenian ...more
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Mirza Fatali Akhundov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Dec. at 66 (1812-1878)
Mirza Fatali Akhundov (Azerbaijani: Mirzə Fətəli Axundov; Iranian Azerbaijani: میرزا فتحعلی آخوندزاده; Persian: میرزا فتحعلی آخوندزاده), also known as Mirza Fatali Akhundzade or Mirza Fath-Ali ...more
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Chingiz Mustafayev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Chingiz Mustafayev Dec. at 32 (1960-1992)
Chingiz Mustafayev (Azerbaijani: Çingiz Fuad oğlu Mustafayev; August 29, 1960 – June 15, 1992) was an independent Azerbaijani journalist, posthumously bestowed the state order National ...more
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Ali Mustafayev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Ali Mustafayev age 67
Ali Mustafayev Mustafa oglu (Azerbaijani: Alı Mustafayev Mustafa oğlu) (April 14, 1952 – November 20, 1991) was an Azerbaijani journalist and reporter during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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Afag Masud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Afag Masud age 62
Afag Masud (Azerbaijani: Afaq Məsud) (b. 3 June 1957, Baku) is an Azerbaijani writer.
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Gasham Najafzadeh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Azerbaijan
Gasham Najafzadeh age 60
Qasham Najafzadeh ( Najafov Qasham Mirza oghlu ) (born April 1, 1959 in Imishli, Azerbaijan Republic) is an Azerbaijani poet.