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.
Edwidge Danticat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
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Edwidge Danticat is an actress. ...more

Works Written: Breath^! Eyes^! Memory, The Farming of Bones, Brother^! I'm Dying, Palabras^! Ojos^! Memoria, Cric? Craa, + more

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Birthdate: 1969-01-19

Nationality: Haiti, United States of America

Series Written: The Royal Diaries

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Josaphat-Robert Large is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
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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 littéraire des Caraïbes in 2003. He was nominated for the Haitian grand Literary Prize of 2004, together with Edwidge Danticat, René Depestre, Frankétienne, Gary Klang, Dany Laferrière and Leslie Manigat. Large was also one of the finalist at the Ushant' Literary Contest in 2002. He writes in both French and Haitian Creole. Josaphat-Robert Large is a member of " La Société des Gens de Lettres de France", of the "Association des Écrivains de langue française" and of the PEN Club America. Josaphat-Robert Large's work is ...more

Works Written: Nerfs du vent, Les terres entourées de larmes, Rete ! Kote Lamèsi, Chute de mots, Partir sur un coursier de nuages, + more

Birthplace: Jérémie, Haiti

Birthdate: 1942-11-15

Nationality: Haiti

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Jacques Roumain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
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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 world, Roumain has significant following in Europe, and is renowned in the Caribbean and Latin America. The great African-American poet, Langston Hughes, translated some of Roumain's greatest works, including Gouverneurs de la Rosée, a masterpiece of world literature. Although his life was short, Roumain managed to touch many aspects of Haitian life and culture. ...more

Works Written: Masters of the dew, La montagne ensorcelée, Gouverneurs de la Rosée, Ebony wood

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Birthdate: 1907-06-04

Nationality: Haiti

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Félix Morisseau-Leroy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Haiti
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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 official language of Haiti, after expanding its teaching in schools and use in creative literature. Morisseau also published works on French, Haitian Creole and Haitian French literature. He worked internationally, encouraging the development of national literature in post-colonial Ghana and Senegal. In 1981 he settled in Miami, Florida, where he was influential in uniting the Haitian community around Creole and encouraged its study in academia. ...more

Works Written: Plenitudes, 4 Work Units in One: Antigone En Creole/Diacoute/Natif-Natal. Unconte En Vers/Recolte, Ravinodyab (Creole Edition), Devil's Ravine

Birthplace: Grand-Gosier, Haiti

Birthdate: 1912-03-13

Nationality: Haiti

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