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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.
  • 1

    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 Haitian-American novelist and short story writer....  more
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    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, novelist and art critic. His novel Les terres entourées de larmes [Shore surrounded with tears] won the...  more
  • 3

    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 advocate of Marxism. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in Haitian literature. The...  more
  • 4

    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 Haitian Creole for poetry and plays, the first significant writer to do so. By 1961 he succeeded in having...  more
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    Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936 in Ravine-Sèche, Haiti) is a Haitian writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. He is recognized as one of Haiti's...  more
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    Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon (25 June 1951 – 21 February 2008) was a Haitian footballer who played as a striker. He starred in the Haiti national football team winning the 1973 CONCACAF Championship and...  more
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    Jean Price-Mars

    So Spoke the Uncle

    BirthplaceGrande-Rivière-du-Nord, Haiti



    Jean Price-Mars (15 October 1876 – 1 March 1969) was a Haitian doctor, teacher, politician, diplomat, writer, and ethnographer. Price-Mars served as secretary of the Haitian legation in Washington,...  more
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    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti



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

    Frédéric Marcelin (1848–1917) was a Haitian writer and politician. Born in Port-au-Prince, Marcelin was best known for the three novels Marilisse (1903), La Vengeance de Mama (1902), and Thémistocle...  more
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    Ida Faubert

    Ida Faubert (Christian first name Gertrude Florentine Félicitée Ida) (14 February 1882, in Port-au-Prince – 1969, in Joinville-le-Pont) was a Haitian writer, daughter of the former president of...  more
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    Louis-Philippe Dalembert (born December 8, 1962 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian poet and novelist. He writes in both French and Haitian creole. His works have been translated into several...  more
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    Marie-Célie Agnant

    Marie-Célie Agnant (born 1953, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is an author who has been living in Canada since 1970.Agnant is a writer of poems, novels and novellas, and she has also published children's...  more
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    Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and philosopher. He was born in Pétion-Ville, Haiti on October 17, 1951. He was a Senator of the Republic of...  more
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    Roussan Camille

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