Arab Authors

Top 10 Arab Authors

Are you looking for the best Arab authors or novelists? If yes, this article is for you. Check out this post to read about the top ten Arab authors!


Top 10 Arab Authors

The best writing of Arab authors comes in various formats, such as books, novels, stories, and scripts. Arab authors focus on dialogue and storytelling and follow a unique approach to mesmerize the reader. Today’s article will highlight the top ten Arab authors. Read on!

1. Joumana Haddad

The Arabian Business Magazine listed Joumana Haddad as one of the most influential Arab women. Haddad is a journalist, author, and women’s rights activist. She is an inspiration for young women and girls, speaking about their rights. In addition, Haddad is the founder of Jasad, an Arabic magazine that published articles on women’s rights in the Arab world.

2. Ahmed Saadawi

Ahmed Saadawi is an Iraqi filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, and writer. The Iraqi author has transformed Arabic poetry via his creative and unique writings. “Anniversary of Bad Songs” is one of Ahmed’s best works. Other notable works are the Beautiful Country, Frankenstein in Baghdad, and Indeed He Dreams or Plays.

3. Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

Ahmed Tawfik is one of the best Arabic-language authors and poets, focusing on the science fiction genre. Tawfik is the first Arab writer who experimented with the medical thriller genre. The Egyptian writer rosed to fame after publishing the best novel “Utopia.”

4. Youssef Ziedan

Youssef Ziedan is another best Arab author who focuses on preserving Arabic heritage through his unique writings. Ziedan has made significant efforts to collaborate with UNESCO, ESCWA, and the League of Arab States to collect ancient Arabic scripts and novels. Ziedan has also authored “Azazel,” one of the best-sellers that won the 2009 IPAF awards. In addition, he has written more than 50 books in the Arabic language.

5. Shukri Mabkhout

Shukri Mabkhout is a Tunisian writer and a professor at the University of Tunis. The writer has influenced Arab people worldwide through his academic and non-fiction works. Mabkhout has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Culture at Manouba University.

6. Rabee Jaber

Rabee Jaber is among the most influential Lebanese authors, poets, and writers. Jaber has made significant efforts to improve the overall bottom line of Al-Hayat newspaper, contributing to the editorial department of the organization. Jaber is the best editor and author of over 15 novels.

7. Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi is one of the most influential Arab writers. Nawal’s primary focus is non-fiction writing and feminist-based books. The Iraqi novelist “Ali Bader” considers her a pioneering author who stands for the rights of women and eliminates the stereotypes around genders in the Arab World.

8. Ahmed Mourad

Ahmed Mourad is an Egypt novelist, writer, and editor famous for his novels like the Blue Elephant, Vertigo, and Diamond Dust. Mourad is one of the most successful Egyptian novelists and is praised by the entire Arab World for his brilliant contributions to Arabic literature.

9. Saud Alsanousi

Saud Alsanousi has earned numerous awards for his unique literary works and non-fiction writing. Some of his best works are “The Bonsai and the Old Ma” and “The Prisoners of Mirrors.” In addition, Saud has won various competitions.

10. Dunya Mikhail

Dunya Mikhail is a poet, writer, and journalist known for her works “The Beekeeper” and “The Diary of Wave Outside.” She raises critical issues about Arabic women in Iraq and other countries in the Middle East. Her feminist writings and novels have won her various awards and prizes.

Final Words

There are hundreds of Arab authors, writers, poets, and novelists. However, nothing matches the quality of writing and eloquence in the works authored by these writers, making them the best and most influential authors in the Arab World. Until Next Time!


  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.
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