Famous Writers from Jamaica

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

Examples of writers on this list include Peter Abrahams and John Figueroa.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Jamaican writers?" and "Which writers are from Jamaica?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Jamaica in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Jamaica, but they're all of Jamaica descent.
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    Nalo Hopkinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Jamaica

    Nalo Hopkinson Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Cornwall County

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Chester, England

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    Portland Parish, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    South Africa

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    André Gordon Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica

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    Toronto, Canada

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    Colón, Panama

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    Marcus Garvey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Jamaica

    Marcus Garvey Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica

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    Paul Wheeler Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Cornwall, United Kingdom

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Claude McKay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Jamaica

    Claude McKay Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

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    Negril, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

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    Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Geoffrey Philp Kingston, Jamaica

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    Kingston, Jamaica

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    Barry Reckord Kingston, Jamaica

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    John Cameron Caribbean Sea, Greater Antilles, Jamaica

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    Neville Garrick Jamaica

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    Montreal, Canada

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    Santa Cruz, Jamaica

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    Mary Anne Barker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Jamaica

    Mary Anne Barker Spanish Town, Jamaica

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