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

This list has a variety of writers in it, from Carlos Bolado to Carlos Pellicer.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Mexican writers?" and "Which writers are from Mexico?"

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

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Anthony Quinn Died at 86 (1915-2001)

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Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Louis C.K. age 50

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Luis Buñuel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Luis Buñuel Died at 83 (1900-1983)

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Chano Urueta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Chano Urueta Died at 75 (1904-1979)

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Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Cheech Marin age 71

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Guillermo del Toro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Carlos Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Carlos Fuentes Died at 84 (1928-2012)

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Octavio Paz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Octavio Paz Died at 84 (1914-1998)

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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Gael García Bernal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Luis Alcoriza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Luis Alcoriza Died at 74 (1918-1992)

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Emilio Fernández is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Emilio Fernández Died at 82 (1904-1986)

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Roberto Orci is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Roberto Orci age 44

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Alejandro González Iñárritu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Diego Luna age 38

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Paul Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Thalía is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Thalía age 46

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Tito Davison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Tito Davison Died at 73 (1912-1985)

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Alfonso Reyes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Alfonso Reyes Died at 70 (1889-1959)

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Alfonso Aráu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Alfonso Aráu age 85

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Roberto Gavaldón is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Roberto Gavaldón Died at 77 (1909-1986)

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Fernando de Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Fernando de Fuentes Died at 64 (1894-1958)

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Miguel M. Delgado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Miguel M. Delgado Died at 89 (1905-1994)

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Guillermo Arriaga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Ismael Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Ismael Rodríguez Died at 87 (1917-2004)

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Arturo Ripstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Vicente Fox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Vicente Fox age 75

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Julio Bracho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Julio Bracho Died at 69 (1909-1978)

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Juan Rulfo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Juan Rulfo Died at 69 (1917-1986)

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Carlos Reygadas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Yareli Arizmendi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Rodrigo Prieto is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Cesar Millan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Cesar Millan age 48

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José Emilio Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
José Emilio Pacheco Died at 75 (1939-2014)

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Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Diego Rivera Died at 71 (1886-1957)

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Sor Juana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Sor Juana Died at 44 (1651-1695)

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Roberto Gómez Bolaños is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Chavela Vargas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Chavela Vargas Died at 93 (1919-2012)

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Fernando Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Carlos Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Juan Carlos Rulfo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Cantinflas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Cantinflas Died at 82 (1911-1993)

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Rodrigo Santacruz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Ilan Stavans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Ilan Stavans age 56

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Luis Mandoki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico
Luis Mandoki age 63

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Pam Muñoz Ryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Paz Alicia Garciadiego is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico

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Hugo Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Mexico