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List of famous writers from Colombia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Colombia is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Colombian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Colombia and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List features Francisco Norden, José Manuel Marroquín and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Colombian writers?" and "Which writers are from Colombia?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Colombia in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Colombia, but they're all of Colombia descent.

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Gabriel García Márquez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Gabriel García Márquez Died at 87 (1927-2014)

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John Leguizamo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Rodrigo García is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Álvaro Mutis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Álvaro Mutis Died at 90 (1923-2013)

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Fernando Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Fernando Botero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Íngrid Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Samael Aun Weor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Samael Aun Weor Died at 60 (1917-1977)

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Jaime Manrique is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Carlos Moreno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Carlos Moreno age 47

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Ivar Da Coll is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Carlos Lleras Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Carlos Lleras Restrepo Died at 86 (1908-1994)

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Rafael Pardo Rueda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Luis Nieto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Luis Nieto age 36

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Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Jorge Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Jorge Isaacs Died at 58 (1837-1895)

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Alberto Lleras Camargo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Alberto Lleras Camargo Died at 84 (1906-1990)

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Andrés Baiz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Andrés Baiz age 40

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Belisario Betancur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Francisco Norden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Vladimir Durán is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Ciro Guerra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Ciro Guerra age 34

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Doris Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Doris Salcedo age 57

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Enrique Grau is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Enrique Grau Died at 84 (1920-2004)

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José Manuel Marroquín is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
José Manuel Marroquín Died at 81 (1827-1908)

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Carlos Pedraza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Carlos Osuna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Carlos Osuna age 35

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Jaime Osorio Gómez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Jaime Osorio Gómez Died at 59 (1947-2006)

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Álvaro Cepeda Samudio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Álvaro Cepeda Samudio Died at 46 (1926-1972)

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Jaime Osorio Marquez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Andrés Caicedo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Andrés Caicedo Died at 26 (1951-1977)

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Iván D. Gaona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Andrés González is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Germán Arciniegas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Germán Arciniegas Died at 99 (1900-1999)

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José Eustasio Rivera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
José Eustasio Rivera Died at 40 (1888-1928)

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Andrés Burgos Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Ciro Durán is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Ciro Durán age 78

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Manuel Mejía Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Manuel Mejía Vallejo Died at 75 (1923-1998)

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Orlando Fals Borda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Orlando Fals Borda Died at 83 (1925-2008)

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Hugo Angel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Vladdo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Vladdo age 52

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Héctor Abad Faciolince is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Hernando Calvo Ospina is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Juan B Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Daniel Samper Pizano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Camilo Torres Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Camilo Torres Restrepo Died at 37 (1929-1966)

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Zacarías Reyán is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia

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Eduardo Caballero Calderón is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Eduardo Caballero Calderón Died at 83 (1910-1993)

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Germán Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Colombia
Germán Espinosa Died at 69 (1938-2007)