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

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Anthony Quinn One Man Tango/Audio Cassettes, Ceramic Design Course: Principles^! Practice^! and Techniques, Ein- Mann- Tango

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Luis Buñuel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Luis Buñuel Là-bas, Three Screenplays, Tristana

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Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Edward James Olmos Americanos

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Carlos Monsiváis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Carlos Monsiváis A ustedes les consta / You will Make Known, Nuevo Catecismo Para Indios Remisos, Entrada Libre / Free Entrance

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Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Cheech Marin NAME/CHEECH, Cheech and the spooky ghost bus, Chicano Visions

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Guillermo del Toro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Guillermo del Toro The Night Eternal, The Strain, The Fall

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Alfonso Reyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Alfonso Reyes La casa del grillo, Homero en Cuernavaca, Rubén Darío en México

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Octavio Paz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Octavio Paz The Labyrinth of Solitude, In light of India, La estación violenta

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Thalía is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Thalía Growing Stronger, Thalía: ¡Radiante! Your Guide to a Fit and Fabulous Pregnancy, Thalía: ¡Belleza! Lessons in Lipgloss and Happiness

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José Emilio Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
José Emilio Pacheco La fábula del tiempo, Islas a la deriva, El reposo del fuego

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Alejandro Jodorowsky Los Evangelios Para Sanar, Psychomagic, El Tesoro De La Sombra/ The Treasure of the Shadow

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Xavier Villaurrutia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Xavier Villaurrutia Crítica cinematográfica, El solterón, Textos y pretextos

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Emilio Carballido is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Emilio Carballido La Historia de Sputnik y David, Caja Vacia, Los Zapatos De Fierro

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Juan Rulfo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Juan Rulfo Pedro Páramo, Juan Rulfo's Mexico, Donde quedo nuestra historia

The Best Songs About Mexico

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Mariano Azuela is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Mariano Azuela The Underdogs, Cien años de novela mexicana, Andrés Pérez^! maderista

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Fernando Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Fernando Vallejo El desbarrancadero, Los Caminos a Roma, Los días azules

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Guillermo Arriaga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Guillermo Arriaga The Night Buffalo, 21 grams, Amores perros

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Sor Juana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Sor Juana Los empeños de una casa =, Sonetos y villancicos, A woman of genius

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Rodolfo Usigli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Rodolfo Usigli El gesticulador, México en el teatro, La función de despedida

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Ilan Stavans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Ilan Stavans Latin American Posters, Bandido, The Hispanic condition

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Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Diego Rivera Diego Rivera's frescoes in the National Palace of Mexico City, Diego Rivera^! mural studies, Diego Rivera^! a retrospective

The Scariest Novels of All Time

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Sylvanus Morley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Sylvanus Morley An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs, chronology of Lope de Vega's Comedias, The correlation of Maya and Christian chronology

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Rufino Tamayo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Rufino Tamayo Tamayo: 15 reproducciones, Textos de Rufino Tamayo, Drawings by Tamayo

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Cesar Millan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Cesar Millan Be the Pack Leader, Cesar's Way: The Natural^! Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems, A member of the family

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Laura Esquivel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes^! Romances and Home Remedies, The law of love, An Appetite for Passion Cookbook

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Enrique Krauze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Enrique Krauze Mexico^! Biography of Power: A History of Modern Mexico^! 1810-1996, Textos heréticos, Mistico De La Libertad Madero

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Chavela Vargas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Chavela Vargas Y si quieres saber de mi pasado

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Leonora Carrington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Leonora Carrington The Hearing Trumpet, Casa del Miedo^! La. Memorias de Abajo, The oval lady^! other stories

The Craziest Mexican Murals and the Revolutionary History Behind Them

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Paz Alicia Garciadiego is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Paz Alicia Garciadiego Profundo carmesi

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Jean Meyer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Jean Meyer La cristiada, Breve Historia De Nayarit, Historia de los cristianos en América Latina

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Pam Muñoz Ryan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Pam Muñoz Ryan Becoming Naomi León, Riding freedom, Armadillos sleep in dugouts

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Elena Poniatowska is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Elena Poniatowska Mexican color, Nothing^! nobody, Las soldaderas

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Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Kat Von D Go Big or Go Home, High Voltage Tattoo, The Tattoo Chronicles

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Jorge Ibargüengoitia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Jorge Ibargüengoitia The Lightning of August, The dead girls, Atentado^! El / Los Relampagos

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Ángeles Mastretta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Ángeles Mastretta El cielo de los leones, Arráncame la vida, El mundo iluminado

The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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Sergio Galindo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Sergio Galindo El Bordo, La Máquina Vacía, Terciopelo Violeta

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Fernando del Paso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Fernando del Paso José Trigo, Ensayo y obra periodística, Linda 67. Roman eines Mörders

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José Revueltas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
José Revueltas The youth movement and the alienation of society

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Antonio López de Santa Anna is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico

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Josefina Vicens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Josefina Vicens The false years, The empty book

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José Agustín is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
José Agustín LA Panza Del Tepozteco, La Tumba / The Grave, Ciudades desiertas/ Deserted Cities

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Manuel Álvarez Bravo El arte negro

The Best Cities in Mexico for Destination Weddings

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Alberto Blanco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Alberto Blanco La Hora Y La Neblina, A Cage of Transparent Words, Angel's Kite

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Vicente Fox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Vicente Fox Revolution of hope

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Luis Barragán is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Luis Barragán Barragán

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Jorge Volpi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Jorge Volpi A la recherche de Klingsor, El Juego Del Apocalipsis/ the Apocalypses Game, Das Klingsor- Paradox

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Julieta Campos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Julieta Campos Celina or the cats, The fear of losing Eurydice, She has reddish hair and her name is Sabina

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Samuel Siegfried Karl von Basc... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Samuel Siegfried Karl von Basch Recollections of Mexico

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Frida Kahlo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico
Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo

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David Alfaro Siqueiros is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Mexico