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

Writers here include everything from Ya'qub Bilbul to Hafsa Bekri.

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

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

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Saddam Hussein Died at 69 (1937-2006)

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Mohamed Al-Daradji is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Huner Saleem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Huner Saleem age 53

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David Rabeeya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
David Rabeeya age 79

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Haider Rashid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Haider Rashid age 32

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Heather Raffo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Heather Raffo age 47

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Joe Balass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Joe Balass age 51

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Ya'qub Bilbul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Ya'qub Bilbul Died at 83 (1920-2003)

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Latif Yahia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Latif Yahia age 53

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Shawkat Amin Korki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Shawkat Amin Korki age 44

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Adnan Pachachi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Alia Mamdouh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Alia Mamdouh age 73

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Koutaiba Al Janabi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Koutaiba Al Janabi

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Badr Shakir al-Sayyab is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Badr Shakir al-Sayyab Died at 38 (1926-1964)

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Kamiran Betasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Kamiran Betasi age 45

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Haifa Zangana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Haifa Zangana age 67

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Ja'far 'Abd Al-Hamid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Charles Saatchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Dunya Mikhail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Dunya Mikhail age 52

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Naïm Kattan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Naïm Kattan age 89

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Abū Ḥanīfa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Abū Ḥanīfa Died at 68 (699-767)

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Hafsa Bekri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Saadi Yousef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Saadi Yousef age 83

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Taufiq Wahby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Taufiq Wahby Died at 93 (1891-1984)

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Ahmad ibn Hanbal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Ahmad ibn Hanbal Died at 75 (780-855)

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Nazik Al-Malaika is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Nazik Al-Malaika Died at 84 (1923-2007)

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Georges Sada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Georges Sada age 78

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Abdul Rahman Munif is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Abdul Rahman Munif Died at 71 (1933-2004)

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Farrah Sarafa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Ibn Sirin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Ibn Sirin

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Adnan Al-Sayegh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Nadje Sadig Al-Ali is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Nadje Sadig Al-Ali

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Husain al-Radi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Husain al-Radi Died at 39 (1924-1963)

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Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi Died at 73 (1863-1936)

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Khalid al-Maaly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Khalid al-Maaly age 61

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Daisy Al-Amir is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Daisy Al-Amir age 82

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Muhsin al-Ramli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Muhsin al-Ramli age 50

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Ahmed Al-Gubbanchi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq

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Rachel Wahba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Rachel Wahba

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Leilah Nadir is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Leilah Nadir

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Gassan Hamdan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Gassan Hamdan

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Sami Michael is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Iraq
Sami Michael age 91