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

This is a list that includes writers like Fernando Pérez and Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Cuban writers?" and "Which writers are from Cuba?"

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

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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Fidel Castro age 91

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Virgilio Piñera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Virgilio Piñera Died at 67 (1912-1979)

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Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Andy García is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Andy García age 61

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Tomás Milián is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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José Martí is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
José Martí Died at 42 (1853-1895)

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Paquito D'Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Alejo Carpentier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Alejo Carpentier Died at 76 (1904-1980)

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Eduardo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Reinaldo Arenas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Reinaldo Arenas Died at 47 (1943-1990)

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Peter Bergman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Peter Bergman age 64

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René Echevarria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Juan Carlos Tabío is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Fernando Pérez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Guillermo Cabrera Infante is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Guillermo Cabrera Infante Died at 76 (1929-2005)

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Humberto Solás is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Humberto Solás Died at 67 (1941-2008)

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Rita Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Rita Marley age 71

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Ivan Moffat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Ivan Moffat Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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Emilio Aragón is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Leonardo Padura Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Gerardo Chijona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Jorge Molina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Jorge Molina age 51

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Nilo Cruz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Nilo Cruz age 57

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Achy Obejas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Achy Obejas age 61

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Carlos Acosta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Carlos Acosta age 44

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Julieta Campos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Julieta Campos Died at 75 (1932-2007)

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Severo Sarduy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Severo Sarduy Died at 56 (1937-1993)

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Carolina Garcia-Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda Died at 59 (1814-1873)

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Eduardo Machado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Enrique Pineda Barnet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Daniel Díaz Torres is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Daniel Díaz Torres Died at 65 (1948-2013)

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Miguel Barnet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Miguel Barnet age 77

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Jorge Saralegui is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Juan Padrón is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Juan Padrón age 70

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Lydia Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Lydia Cabrera Died at 92 (1899-1991)

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Alberto Bayo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Alberto Bayo Died at 75 (1892-1967)

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María Irene Fornés is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Ana Mendieta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Ana Mendieta Died at 37 (1948-1985)

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Miguel Coyula is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Miguel Coyula age 40

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Dionisio D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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José Raúl Capablanca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
José Raúl Capablanca Died at 54 (1888-1942)

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Enrique Martinez Celaya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Alba de Céspedes y Bertini is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Alba de Céspedes y Bertini Died at 86 (1911-1997)

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Eliseo Alberto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Eliseo Alberto Died at 60 (1951-2011)

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Fulgencio Batista is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Fulgencio Batista Died at 72 (1901-1973)

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Humberto Padrón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba

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Arturo Sotto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Arturo Sotto age 50

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Mario Llerena is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Mario Llerena Died at 93 (1913-2006)

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Gonzalo de Quesada y Aróstegui is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Cuba
Gonzalo de Quesada y Aróstegui Died at 47 (1868-1915)