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List of the most popular authors from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Cuban authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Cuban writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Reinaldo Arenas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Reinaldo Arenas Before Night Falls, El central, Singing from the well

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Severo Sarduy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Severo Sarduy Cobra and Maitreya, El Cristo de la rue Jacob, Obras I. Poesía

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Achy Obejas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Achy Obejas We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories, Days of Awe, This Is What Happened in Our Other Life

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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Fidel Castro Fidel and religion, History Will Absolve Me, Fidel en la memoria del joven que es

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Virgilio Piñera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Virgilio Piñera Cold tales, René's flesh, Cold air

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José Martí is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
José Martí Manifesto of Montecristi, Inside the Monster, On education

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Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Gloria Estefan Estefan Kitchen, The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog, Noelle's Treasure Tale

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Alejo Carpentier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Alejo Carpentier The Kingdom of this World, Explosion in a Cathedral, Visión de América

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Miguel Barnet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Miguel Barnet Akeké y la jutía, Mapa del tiempo, When night is darkest

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Paquito D'Rivera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Paquito D'Rivera My sax life

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Guillermo Cabrera Infante is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Guillermo Cabrera Infante Puro Humo\/holly Smoke, Tres Tristes Tigres, Tierra Marcada\/Marking Territory

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Lydia Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Lydia Cabrera LA Medicina Popular De Cuba, LA Lengua Sagrada De Los Nanigos, Afro-Cuban tales =

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Ana Mendieta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Ana Mendieta Ana Mendieta

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Leonardo Padura Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Leonardo Padura Fuentes Máscaras, Un camino de medio siglo, Lo real maravilloso^! creación y realidad

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René Echevarria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba

The Tumultuous Life Of Marita Lorenz, The Real Life Spy Who Loved Fidel Castro The Best Female Characters in Literature

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Yanitzia Canetti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Yanitzia Canetti Cerdota Grandota/How Big Is a Pig, Hay Una Vaca Entre Las Coles / There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch, Una Isla Bajo El Sol

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Carlos Acosta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Carlos Acosta Tocororo, No Way Home

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José Raúl Capablanca is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
José Raúl Capablanca Capablanca's eighteen select chess games, A primer of chess, Chess Fundamentals

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Rita Marley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Rita Marley No woman^! no cry

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Julieta Campos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Julieta Campos Celina or the cats, The fear of losing Eurydice, She has reddish hair and her name is Sabina

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Carolina Garcia-Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Havana Heat, Aguas sangrientas, Secretos sangrientos

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Luis Santeiro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Luis Santeiro The lady from Havana, Our lady of the tortilla

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Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba

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Nilo Cruz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Nilo Cruz Anna in the Tropics, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, Beauty of the father

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Eduardo Machado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Eduardo Machado The floating island plays, Once removed, The modern ladies of Guanabacoa

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María Irene Fornés is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
María Irene Fornés Fefu and Her Friends, Abingdon Square, Plays

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Zoé Valdés is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Zoé Valdés Café Nostalgia, Nada Cotidiana, Dir gehört mein Leben

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Alba de Céspedes y Bertini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Alba de Céspedes y Bertini Remorse, The secret, Quaderno proibito

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Fulgencio Batista is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Fulgencio Batista Cuba betrayed, The growth and decline of the Cuban Republic

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Alberto Bayo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba

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Wifredo Lam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Wifredo Lam Wifredo Lam

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H. G. Carrillo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
H. G. Carrillo Loosing my Espanish

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José Lezama Lima is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
José Lezama Lima Paradiso, José Lezama Lima

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Carlos Franqui is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Carlos Franqui Diary of the Cuban revolution, The twelve

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Daína Chaviano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Daína Chaviano The Island of Eternal Love

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Dionisio D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Dionisio D. Martinez Climbing Back, History As a Second Language

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Alberto González is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Alberto González Vicente Had to House a Relative

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Thomas Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Thomas Jordan The campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. N. B. Forrest, and of Forrest's Calvary

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Pablo Armando Fernández is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Pablo Armando Fernández Los niños se despiden, Campo de amor y de batalla, Salterio y lamentación

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Ricardo Pau-Llosa Facts and Fables by Luis Medina^! Photographer, Vereda Tropical, Un acercamiento a Polesello

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Enrique Martinez Celaya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Enrique Martinez Celaya Enrique Martínez Celaya

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Mario Llerena is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Mario Llerena The unsuspected revolution

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Gonzalo de Quesada y Aróstegui is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Gonzalo de Quesada y Aróstegui Arbitration in Latin America

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Nancy Morejón is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Nancy Morejón Black woman and other poems, Cantico de la huella, Where the island sleeps like a wing

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Lisandro Otero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Lisandro Otero Cultural policy in Cuba

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Pedro Juan Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez Dirty Havana trilogy

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Eduardo Manet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Eduardo Manet 'The nuns', Song of the errant heart

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Sandra M. Castillo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Sandra M. Castillo My father sings^! to my embarrassment

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Jose Manuel Prieto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Jose Manuel Prieto Rex, Nocturnal butterflies of the Russian Empire

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Kcho is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Cuba
Kcho Kcho