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Famous Authors from Haiti

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

Roussan Camille and Frankétienne are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Haiti?" and "Who are the best Haitian authors?"

For further information on these historic Haitian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Haitian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
  • Edwidge Danticat1

    Edwidge Danticat

    Breath, Eyes

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti


    NationalityHaiti, United States of America

    Series WrittenThe Royal Diaries

    Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Creole pronunciation: [ɛdwidʒ dãtika]; born January 19, 1969) is a...  more
  • Josaphat-Robert Large2

    Josaphat-Robert Large

    Nerfs du vent, Les terres entourées de larmes

    BirthplaceJérémie, Haiti



    Josaphat-Robert Large (November 15, 1942 – October 28, 2017) was a Haitian-American poet,...  more
  • Jacques Roumain3

    Jacques Roumain

    Masters of the dew, La montagne ensorcelée

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti



    Jacques Roumain (June 4, 1907 – August 18, 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and...  more
  • Félix Morisseau-Leroy4

    Félix Morisseau-Leroy

    Plenitudes, 4 Work Units in One: Antigone En Creole/Diacoute/Natif-Natal. Unconte En Vers/Recolte

    BirthplaceGrand-Gosier, Haiti



    Félix Morisseau-Leroy (13 March 1912 – 5 September 1998), was a Haitian writer who wrote in...  more
  • Frankétienne5


    Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936 in Ravine-Sèche, Haiti) is a Haitian...  more
  • Emmanuel Sanon6
    Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon (25 June 1951 – 21 February 2008) was a Haitian footballer who played...  more
  • Jean Price-Mars7

    Jean Price-Mars

    So Spoke the Uncle

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Hispaniola, Haiti, Grande-Rivière-du-Nord, Caribbean Sea



    Jean Price-Mars (15 October 1876 – 1 March 1969) was a Haitian doctor, teacher, politician,...  more
  • Edouard Duval-Carrié8

    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Hispaniola, Ouest Department, Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti



    Edouard Duval-Carrié (born 1954) is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor....  more
  • Frédéric Marcelin9

    Frédéric Marcelin

    Frédéric Marcelin (1848–1917) was a Haitian writer and politician. Born in Port-au-Prince,...  more
  • Ida Faubert10

    Ida Faubert

    Ida Faubert (Christian first name Gertrude Florentine Félicitée Ida) (14 February 1882, in...  more
  • Louis-Philippe Dalembert11
    Louis-Philippe Dalembert (born December 8, 1962 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian poet...  more
  • Marie-Célie Agnant12

    Marie-Célie Agnant

    Marie-Célie Agnant (born 1953, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is an author who has been living in...  more
  • 13
    Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and...  more
  • 14

    Roussan Camille

    Roussan Camille (27 August 1912 – 7 December 1961) was a Haitian poet, journalist, and...  more