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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.

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E. R. Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
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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 of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into a 1967 film, To Sir, with Love, starring Sidney Poitier. Braithwaite was born in Georgetown, Guyana. ...more

Works Written: To Sir, With Love, Molybdenum, Paid servant, Choice of straws, + more

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, Georgetown

Birthdate: 1920

Nationality: Guyana

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Pauline Melville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
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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 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award, and the Guyana Prize for Literature. Salman Rushdie has said: "I believe her to be one of the few genuinely original writers to emerge in recent years." ...more

Works Written: Shape-shifter, Der Bauchredner., The migration of ghosts, Mrs. Da Silvas ( DaSilvas) Karneval., The ventriloquist's tale

Birthplace: Guyana

Birthdate: 1948-01-01

Nationality: United Kingdom, Guyana

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Grace Nichols


Grace Nichols is a Guyanese poet, whose first collection, I is a Long-Memoried Woman, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. ...more

Works Written: Number Parade, Quartet of Poems, Come into My Tropical Garden, From Mouth to Mouth, Everybody Got a Gift, + more

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Americas, Guyana

Birthdate: 1950

Nationality: Guyana

Wilson Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Guyana
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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 metaphorical, and his subject matter wide-ranging. Harris is considered one of the most original and innovative voices in postwar literature in English. ...more

Works Written: Heartland, J.A. Spender, The sleepers of Roraima, The secret ladder, The mask of the beggar, + more

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, East Berbice-Corentyne, South America, New Amsterdam, Guyana

Birthdate: 1921

Nationality: Guyana

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