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Famous Authors from Guatemala

List of the most popular authors from Guatemala, 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 Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List features items like Juan José Arévalo, Miguel Ángel Asturias.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Guatemala?" and "Who are the best Guatemalan authors?"

For further information on these historic Guatemalan authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Guatemalan authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
The List
  1. 1

    Born: 1953
    Birthplace: Guatemala, North America, Americas, Latin America, Central America
    Birthdate: 1953
    Nationality: Guatemala, Israel
    Alcina Lubitch Domecq : see more

  2. 2

    Works(s): Complete works & other stories
    Born: 1921
    Birthplace: North America, Americas, Latin America, Central America, Honduras
    Birthdate: 1921
    Nationality: Guatemala
    Augusto Monterroso : see more

  3. 3

    Works(s): Neither caterpillar nor butterfly, Vivir En El Maldito Tropico, Life in the damn tropics, Real Therapy
    Born: 1950
    Birthplace: Guatemala, Guatemala Department, Guatemala City, Americas, Central America
    Birthdate: 1950
    Nationality: Guatemala, United States of America
    David Unger : see more

  4. 4

    Works(s): The Art of Political Murder, The Long Night of White Chickens, The divine husband, The Ordinary Seaman, La Larga Noche de Los Pollos Blancos + 1 more
    Born: 1954
    Birthplace: Eastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America + 4 more
    Birthdate: 1954
    Nationality: Guatemala, United States of America
    Francisco Goldman : see more

  5. 5

    Rodrigo Rey Rosa

    Works(s): El Cuchillo Del Mendigo, Ningun Lugar Sagrado, The beggar's knife, The good cripple, The Pelcari Project/Cardel de arboles + 12 more
    Born: 1958
    Birthplace: Guatemala, North America, Americas, Latin America, Central America
    Birthdate: 1958
    Nationality: Guatemala
    Rodrigo Rey Rosa : see more


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