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

List writers range from Abderrahman El Majdoub to Mohammed al-Harraq al-Alami.

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

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

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Gad Elmaleh age 46

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Nabil Ayouch age 48

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Faouzi Bensaïdi age 50

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Abdelkebir Khatibi Died at 71 (1938-2009)

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Ibn Battuta Died at 73 (1304-1377)

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Driss Chraïbi Died at 81 (1926-2007)

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Laila Lalami age 49

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Mohamed Asli age 60

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Malika Oufkir age 64

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Leïla Kilani age 47

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Édouard Lock age 63

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Mahi Binebine age 58

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Frank Cassenti age 72

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Hisham lasri age 40

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David Shoshan age 63

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Mohamed Ismail age 66

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Muhammad al-Idrisi Died at 62 (1099-1161)

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Mohamed Hamri Died at 68 (1932-2000)

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Hassan Legzouli age 54

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Hakim Belabbes

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Allal al-Fassi Died at 64 (1910-1974)

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Salim Jay age 66

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Charlotte Szlovak age 68

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Mohamed Zafzaf Died at 59 (1942-2001)

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Ahmed Sefrioui Died at 89 (1915-2004)

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Mohammed Bennis age 69

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Mohammed Alami age 52

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Mohamed Chafik age 91

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Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi Died at 71 (1922-1993)

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Al-Buzidi al-Bujrafi age 92

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Mohammed Awzal Died at 78 (1670-1748)

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Mohammed Benzakour age 45

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Abdelhadi Said age 43

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David Ben Hassin Died at 70 (1722-1792)

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Tewfik Allal age 70

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Muhammad al-Arabi al-Darqawi Died at 63 (1760-1823)

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Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi Died at 63 (1553-1616)