List of Kurdish poets and authors

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The following is a list of people who have contributed to the Kurdish literature.

16th century - 20th century[change | change source]

  • Malaye Jaziri (Melayê Cizîrî),(1570–1640), Kurdish poet and sufi
  • Sherefxan Bidlisi (1543–1599), historian and poet, author of Sharafnama.
  • Faqi Tayran (Feqîyê Teyran), (1590–1660), poet, author of Sheik San'an and Battle of DimDim.
  • Ali Taramakhi (Elî Teremaxî), (16th century), linguist and writer.
  • Mustafa Besarani, (1642-1701),Kurdish poet
  • Ahmad Khani (Ehmedê Xanî), (1651–1707), Kurdish poet and a Muslim scholar, author of Mem û Zîn.
  • Khana Qubadi (Xana Qubadî), (1700–1759), Kurdish poet, author of Şîrîn û Xesrew.
  • Mahmud Bayazidi (1797–1859), Kurdish writer, translator and historian.
  • Nali (1797–1869), Kurdish poet.
  • Mastoura Ardalan (1805–1848), Kurdish poet and historiographer.
  • Mawlawi Tawagozi (1806–1882), Kurdish poet and sufi.
  • Haji Qadir Koyi (1817–1897), Kurdish poet.
  • Mahwi (1830–1906), Kurdish poet and sufi.
  • Sheikh Rezza Talabani (1835–1910), Kurdish, Iraq.
  • Wafaei (1844–1902), Kurdish poet, Iran.
  • Edeb (1860–1918), Kurdish poet, Iran
  • Piramerd (1867–1950), Kurdish poet, writer, novelist and journalist, Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Muhamed Amin Zaki (1880–1948), writer, historian and politician, Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Taufiq Wahby (1891–1984), writer and linguist, Iraq.
  • Celadet Bedir Khan (Celadet Alî Bedirxan), (1893–1951), linguist, journalist and politician, founder of the Latin-based Kurdish alphabet.
  • Nuri Barzinji (1896–1958), poet, Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Arab Shamilov (Erebê Şemo) (1897–1978), Kurdish writer and novelist, Armenia.
  • Rafiq Hilmi (1898–1960), Kurdish writer, literary analyst and politician, Iraq.
  • Cigerxwîn (Cegerxwîn), (1903–1984), Kurdish poet and writer, Turkey/Syria.
  • Abdulla Goran (1904–1962), Kurdish poet.
  • Osman Sabri (1905–1993), Kurdish poet, writer and journalist, Turkey/Syria.
  • Emînê Evdal (1906–1964), Kurdish writer and linguist, Armenia.
  • Alaaddin Sajadi (1907–1984), Kurdish writer, poet and academic, Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Hecîyê Cindî (1908–1990), Kurdish writer, linguist and researcher, Armenia.
  • Qanate Kurdo (1909–1985), Kurdish writer, linguist and academic, Russia.
  • Qedrîcan (1911–1972), Kurdish poet and writer, Turkey/Syria.
  • Ibrahim Ahmad (1914–2000), Kurdish writer, novelist and translator, Iraqi Kurdistan/England.
  • Dildar, (Yonis Reuf), (1917–1948), Kurdish poet, Iraq
  • Hejar (Abdurrahman Sharafkandi), (1920–1990), Kurdish poet, writer, translator and linguist, Iran.
  • Hemin Mukriyani (Hêmin Mukriyanî), (1921–1986), Kurdish journalist and poet, Iran.
  • Ahmad Hardi (1922–2006), Kurdish poet, Iraqi Kurdistan/UK.
  • Karim Hisami (1926–2001), Kurdish writer, Iran/Iraq/Sweden.
  • Muhamad Salih Dilan (1927–1990), One of the founders of modern Kurdish poetry.
  • Shamil Asgarov (1928–2005), poet, researcher on the history and culture of the Kurds in Azerbaijan, translator.
  • Mahmud Baksi (1944–2001), Kurdish writer and journalist, Sweden.