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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Kostas Manoussakis to Alexandros Papadiamantis.

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

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Greece in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Greece, but they're all of Greece descent.

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Euripides is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Euripides Died at 74 (479 BC-405 BC)

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Homer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Aristotle Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

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Plato is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Aristophanes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Epicurus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Epicurus Died at 71 (340 BC-269 BC)

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Elia Kazan Died at 94 (1909-2003)

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Plutarch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Plutarch Died at 75 (45-120)

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Míkis Theodorakis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Tommy Lee age 55

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Valeria Golino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Melina Mercouri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Melina Mercouri Died at 74 (1920-1994)

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Theodoros Angelopoulos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Theodoros Angelopoulos Died at 77 (1935-2012)

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Yanni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Yanni age 63

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Louis Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Aesop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Aesop Died at 56 (619 BC-563 BC)

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Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Nia Vardalos age 55

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Michael Cacoyannis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Michael Cacoyannis Died at 89 (1922-2011)

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Nikos Kazantzakis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Nikos Kazantzakis Died at 74 (1883-1957)

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Kostas Karagiannis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Kostas Karagiannis Died at 61 (1932-1993)

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Giannis Dalianidis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Giannis Dalianidis Died at 87 (1923-2010)

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Yannis Ritsos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Yannis Ritsos Died at 81 (1909-1990)

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Alexander Scourby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Alexander Scourby Died at 72 (1913-1985)

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Vassilis Vassilikos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Lakis Lazopoulos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Alki David is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Alki David age 49

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Yorgos Lanthimos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Demosthenes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Demosthenes Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

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Dinos Dimopoulos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Dinos Dimopoulos Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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Kostas Voutsas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Katerina Gogou is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Katerina Gogou Died at 53 (1940-1993)

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Haris Romas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Haris Romas age 57

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Nikos Papatakis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Nikos Papatakis Died at 92 (1918-2010)

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Odysseas Elytis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Odysseas Elytis Died at 85 (1911-1996)

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Herodotus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Herodotus Died at 59 (483 BC-424 BC)

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Alekos Sakellarios is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Alekos Sakellarios Died at 78 (1913-1991)

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Athina Rachel Tsangari is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Georges Sari is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Georges Sari Died at 87 (1925-2012)

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Thucydides is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Thucydides Died at 65 (459 BC-394 BC)

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Tzimis Panousis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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George Seferis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
George Seferis Died at 71 (1900-1971)

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Constantine Giannaris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Romain Gavras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Romain Gavras age 36

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Nico Mastorakis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Christoforos Papakaliatis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Greece

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Aleksandr Zguridi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Aleksandr Zguridi Died at 94 (1904-1998)

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Pantelis Voulgaris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Greece
Pantelis Voulgaris age 77