writers Famous Writers from Syria

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

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya and Haidar Haidar are included in this list.

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

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

Joseph Merhi

Joseph Toufik Merhi, is an independent film director and producer. In 1986, Mehri founded the production company City Lights with producer Ronald L. Gilchrist for his first movie Hollywood in Trouble. Around 1989 after splitting from producer Ronald Gilchrist's City Lights Mehri started PM Entertainment along with fellow director Richard Pepin. Soon George Shamieh joined as the third partner. The company was sold to The Harvey Entertainment Group in 2000 and closed soon after. In 2003 the movie library was sold to Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. PM Entertainment's library consisted of over 150 films and 2 TV series. Before entering the movie industry, Merhi was the owner of several pizzerias ...more

Birthplace: Syria

Nationality: Syria

Works: Oranges, Intent to Kill, The Killer's Edge

Fereydoon Hoveyda was an Iranian diplomat, writer and thinker. He was the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations from 1971 until 1979. ...more

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

Nationality: Iran

Works: India: Matri Bhumi, Les nuits féodales, L' aérogare, The fall of the Shah, Les miroirs du Mollah, + more

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Ighraa is an actress. ...more

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

Nationality: Syria

Works: I Die Twice and Love You, Al Sahafeya Al Hasnaa, Dancer on the Wounds, Banat Al Karate, Ariyat Bela Khatee'a

Rafik Schami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Syria
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Rafik Schami

Rafik Schami is a German author, storyteller and critic. ...more

Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

Nationality: Germany, Syria

Works: Damascus Nights, Der fliegende Baum, Une poignée d'étoiles, Die Farbe der Worte, Eine Hand voller Sterne, + more