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

This list features writers like Audrey Castañeda and Luis Cardoza y Aragón.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Guatemalan writers?" and "Which writers are from Guatemala?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Guatemala in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Guatemala, but they're all of Guatemala descent.
Miguel Ángel Asturias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Guatemala
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Miguel Angel Asturias Rosales was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, ...more

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Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Works: El Alhajadito, Los ojos de los enterrados, Le miroir de lida sal, et autres contes El Señor Presidente, + more

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Francisco Goldman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Guatemala
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Francisco Goldman is an American novelist, journalist, and Allen K. Smith Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Trinity College. ...more

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Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Works: The Art of Political Murder, The Long Night of White Chickens, The divine husband, The Ordinary Seaman La Larga Noche de Los Pollos Blancos, + more

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Alcina Lubitch Domecq is a Jewish Guatemalan short story writer. She was born in Guatemala to an Auschwitz survivor father, and an Iberian-Guatemalan mother. After her parents' divorce, she moved to Mexico in the sixties and left in the early 1970s. After a stay in Europe, she made aliyah to Israel ...more

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Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala, Israel

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Izabel Acevedo


Izabel Acevedo is a film director and screenwriter. ...more

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Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Works: To Put Together a Helicopter

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Augusto Monterroso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Guatemala
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Augusto Monterroso Bonilla was a Honduran writer, known for the ironical and humorous style of his short stories. He is considered an important figure in the Latin American "Boom" generation, and received several awards, including the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature, Miguel Ángel Asturias ...more

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Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Nationality: Guatemala

Works: Complete works & other stories

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Rodrigo Rey Rosa


Rodrigo Rey Rosa is a Guatemalan writer. ...more

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Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Works: El Cuchillo Del Mendigo, El Agua Quieta, L'Ange boiteux, Die verlorene Rache. Roman Cárcel de árboles, + more

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Rigoberta Menchú is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Guatemala
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Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life publicizing the rights of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War, and to promote indigenous rights in the country. She received the Nobel Peace Prize ...more

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Birthplace: Uspantán, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Works: I, Rigoberta Menchu, Crossing borders

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Carlos Illescas


Carlos Illescas was a screenwriter. ...more

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Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Works: The Mansion of Madness, The One Who Came from Heaven, Deseos

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