Authors Famous Authors from Guyana

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List of the most popular authors from Guyana, 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 Guyana 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 Guyana writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List authors include Beryl Gilroy, Aubrey Williams and many more.

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E. R. Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
E. R. Braithwaite To Sir, With Love, Molybdenum Edward Ricardo Braithwaite is a Guyanese novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat, best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people. He is the author ...more

Pauline Melville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Pauline Melville Shape-shifter, Der Bauchredner., The migration of ghosts Pauline Melville is a Guyanese-born writer and actress of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry, who is currently based in London, England. Among awards she has received for her writing are the ...more

Grace Nichols is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Grace Nichols Number Parade, Quartet of Poems, Come into My Tropical Garden Grace Nichols is a Guyanese poet, whose first collection, I is a Long-Memoried Woman, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

Wilson Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Wilson Harris Heartland, J.A. Spender, The sleepers of Roraima Sir Theodore Wilson Harris is a Guyanese writer. He initially wrote poetry, but has since become a well-known novelist and essayist. His writing style is often said to be abstract and densely ...more

Ivan van Sertima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Ivan van Sertima The Golden Age of the Moor, Early America revisited, Blacks in Science Ivan Gladstone Van Sertima was a Guyanese-born associate professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University in the United States. He was best known for his Olmec alternative origin ...more

Martin Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Martin Carter Poesías escogidas =, Poems of succession, Man and making--victim and vehicle Martin Wylde Carter was a Guyanese poet and political activist. Widely regarded as the greatest Guyanese poet, and one of the most important poets of the Caribbean region, Carter is best known ...more

Beryl Gilroy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Beryl Gilroy Boy-sandwich, Sunlight on sweet water, Gather the faces Beryl Agatha Gilroy was a novelist and teacher, and "one of Britain's most significant post-war Caribbean migrants". Born in what was then British Guiana, she moved in the 1950s to the ...more

Rupert Roopnaraine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Rupert Roopnaraine Suite for Supirya, Web of October, Primacy of the eye Rupert Roopnaraine is a Guyanese writer and politician.

Stanley Greaves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Stanley Greaves Horizons Stanley Greaves is a Guyanese painter and writer who is one of the Caribbean's most distinguished artists. Writing in 1995 at the time of a retrospective exhibition to celebrate Greaves's ...more

Oonya Kempadoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Oonya Kempadoo El Arbol De Los Sentidos, Tide running, Buxton Spice Oonya Kempadoo is a novelist who was born in the UK of Guyanese parentage, her father being the writer Peter Kempadoo.

Aubrey Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Aubrey Williams Aubrey Williams Aubrey Williams was a Guyanese artist. He was best known for his large, oil-on-canvas paintings, which combine elements of abstract expressionism with forms, images and symbols inspired by the ...more

Jan Shinebourne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Jan Shinebourne Timepiece Jan Lowe Shinebourne, also published as Janice Shinebourne, is a Guyanese novelist who now lives in England. Being of Chinese ancestry and from Guyana allows her to represent a shared cultural ...more

Mahadai Das is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Mahadai Das Bones Mahadai Das was a Guyanese poet. She was born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, in 1954. She wrote poetry from her early school days at Bishop's High School, Georgetown. She did her first ...more

Moses Nagamootoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Moses Nagamootoo Hendree's cure Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo was born on 30th November, 1947 He is a writer and politician from Guyana. He was born in the village of Whim, in the eastern County of Berbice, Guyana. A former ...more

Sheik Sadeek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Sheik Sadeek He, Namaste

Sharon Maas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Sharon Maas Sharon Maas is a Guyanese-born novelist, who was educated in England, lived in India, and subsequently in Germany and in Sussex, UK.

Wordsworth McAndrew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
Wordsworth McAndrew Wordsworth McAndrew was a leading Guyana folklorist, poet, and creative artist.

June A. Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
June A. Ramsay