Writers 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.

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Edwidge Danticat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat is an actress.

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Josaphat-Robert Large is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Nerfs du vent, Les terres entourées de larmes, Rete ! Kote Lamèsi Josaphat-Robert Large is a Haitian-American poet, novelist and art critic. His novel Les terres entourées de larmes [Shore surrounded with tears] won the prestigious Prix ...more

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Jacques Roumain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Masters of the dew, La montagne ensorcelée, Gouverneurs de la Rosée Jacques Roumain was a Haitian writer, politician, and advocate of Marxism. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in Haitian literature. Although poorly known in the English-speaking ...more

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Félix Morisseau-Leroy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Plenitudes, 4 Work Units in One: Antigone En Creole/Diacoute/Natif-Natal. Unconte En Vers/Recolte, Ravinodyab (Creole Edition) Félix Morisseau-Leroy, was a Haitian writer who wrote in Haitian Creole for poetry and plays, the first significant writer to do so. By 1961 he succeeded in having Creole recognized as an ...more

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Frankétienne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Frankétienne is a writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. is recognized as one of Haiti's leading writers and playwrights of both French and Haitian ...more

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Emmanuel Sanon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon was a Haitian footballer. He starred in the Haiti national football team during its venture into the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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Jean Price-Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
So Spoke the Uncle Jean Price-Mars, born in Grande Rivière du Nord, was a Haitian teacher, diplomat, writer, and ethnographer. Price-Mars served as secretary of the Haitian legation in Washington and as ...more

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Edouard Duval-Carrié is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Edouard Duval-Carrié Edouard Duval-Carrié is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, his family emigrated to Puerto Rico while he was a child during the François Duvalier ...more

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Frédéric Marcelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Frédéric Marcelin Frédéric Marcelin was a Haitian writer and politician. Born in Port-au-Prince, Marcelin was best known for the three novels Marilisse, La Vengeance de Mama, and Thémistocle ...more

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Ida Faubert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Ida Faubert Ida Faubert was a Haitian writer, daughter of the former president of Haïti, Lysius Salomon. She lived in France from 1914 to 1969, where she married; she was involved in feminist and ...more

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Louis-Philippe Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Louis-Philippe Dalembert is a Haitian poet and novelist. He writes in both French and Haitian creole. His works have been translated into several languages. He now divides his home between ...more

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Marie-Célie Agnant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Marie-Célie Agnant Marie-Célie Agnant is a French-speaking Quebecer, who has lived in Canada since 1970. Agnant is a writer of poems, novels and novellas, and she has also published children's books. She is ...more

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Jean Jacques Clark Parent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and philosopher. He was born in Pétionville, Haiti on October 17, 1951. He was a Senator of the ...more

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Roussan Camille is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
Roussan Camille Roussan Camille was a Haitian poet, journalist, and diplomat.