Famous Azerbaijani Writers

Azerbaijan is a country situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Ever since having proclaimed its independence in 1918, the country has been progressively advancing. It was the first Muslim majority democratic and secular republic. Unlike other Muslim-dominated states, Azerbaijan has an air of modernity. It was the first Islamic country to have operas, theatre and universities. Though it has welcomed globalization and is influenced by the western culture, Azerbaijani’s haven’t lost their cultural roots. One can taste the rich cultural side of Azerbaijan in its music, art, folk dance, cuisine, architecture and cinematography. Literature is yet another genre where Azerbaijan’s culture and traditions and profoundly reflected. The country is home to many prolific writers who have excelled in all forms of literature, right from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, biographies, criticism and so on. Azerbaijani literature is believed to go back to the medieval times. Izzeddin Hasanoglu was the earliest known figure in Azerbaijani literature who composed a divan consisting of Persian and Turkic ghazals. Some of the other important Azerbaijani writers include Chingiz Abdullayev, Hamlet Isakhanli, Afag Masud, Rasul Rza, Nigar Rafibeyli amongst many others. Check this segment to find out in details about famous Azerbaijani writers.

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 1 Nizami Ganjavi

Nizami Ganjavi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1141 AD
Nationality: Azerbaijani, Persian
Died: 1209 AD

 2 Leyla Aliyeva

Leyla Aliyeva
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: July 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Azerbaijani
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 3 Imadaddin Nasimi

Imadaddin Nasimi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1369 AD
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: 1417 AD

 4 Mirza Fatali Akhundov

Mirza Fatali Akhundov
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Famous As: Writer and Philisopher
Birthdate: July 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: March 9, 1878

 5 Khurshidbanu Natavan

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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: October 2, 1897

 6 Khāqānī

Khāqānī
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Famous As: Persian poet
Birthdate: 1120 AD
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: 1190 AD

 7 Jalil Mammadguluzadeh

Jalil Mammadguluzadeh
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Famous As: Satirist
Birthdate: February 22, 1866
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: April 1, 1932
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 8 Ahmad Javad

Ahmad Javad
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: October 13, 1937

 9 Suleyman Rustam

Suleyman Rustam
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: June 10, 1989

 10 Natallia Arsiennieva

Natallia Arsiennieva
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: September 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Azerbaijani, Belarusian
Died: July 25, 1997

 11 Kurban Said

Kurban Said
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Azerbaijani, Russian
Died: 1942 AD

 12 Banine

Banine
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: October 23, 1992

 13 Elchin Safarli

Elchin Safarli
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Azerbaijani

 14 Huseyn Javid

Huseyn Javid
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 24, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: December 5, 1941

 15 Akram Aylisli

Akram Aylisli
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Azerbaijani

 16 Arif Yunusov

Arif Yunusov
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Azerbaijani

 17 Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli

Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: September 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Azerbaijani, Russian
Died: January 3, 1943

 18 Sabir Rustamkhanli

Sabir Rustamkhanli
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Azerbaijani

 19 Aghabeyim agha Javanshir

Aghabeyim agha Javanshir
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: 1832 AD

 20 Shamistan Alizamanli

Shamistan Alizamanli
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Azerbaijani