List of the most popular authors from Dominican Republic, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Dominican authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Dominican writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.
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Junot Díaz is a Dominican American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of advisers for Freedom University, a volunteer organization in Georgia that provides post-secondary instruction to undocumented immigrants. Central to Díaz's work is the immigrant experience. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, in 2008. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow. ...more on Wikipedia
Works Written: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, This is How You Lose Her, Drown, Beacon Best of 2001, Abtauchen, + more
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nationality: United States of America, Dominican Republic
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Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Born in New York of Dominican descent, she spent the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic, until her father’s involvement in a political rebellion forced her family to flee the country. Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, and Yo!. Her publications as a poet include Homecoming and The Woman I Kept to Myself, and as an essayist the autobiographical compilation Something to Declare. Many literary critics regard her to be one of the most significant Latina writers and she has achieved critical and commercial success on an ...more on Wikipedia
Works Written: In the Time of the Butterflies, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Once Upon a Quinceanera, Before We Were Free, Return to Sender, + more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño was a politician, historian, short story writer, essayist, educator, and the first democratically elected president of the Dominican Republic for a brief time in 1963. Previously, he had been the leader of the Dominican opposition in exile to the dictatorial regime of Rafael Trujillo for over 25 years. To this day he is remembered as an honest politician and regarded as one of the most prominent writers in Dominican literature. He founded both the Dominican Revolutionary Party in 1939 and the Dominican Liberation Party in 1973. ...more on Wikipedia
Works Written: Pentagonism^! a substitute for imperialism
Birthplace: La Vega, Dominican Republic
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H. G. Carrillo
Herman "H.G." Carrillo is an Afro-Cuban American writer and Assistant Professor of English at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Central to Carrillo's writing is the Cuban immigrant experience in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia
Works Written: Loosing my Espanish
Nationality: Dominican Republic, Cuba