Authors Famous Authors from Nicaragua

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

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Pablo Antonio Cuadra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Breviario imperial, La situación de Nicaragua, Aventura literaria del mestizaje y otros ensayos
Pablo Antonio Cuadra was a Nicaraguan essayist, art and literary critic, playwright, graphic artist and one of the most famous poets of Nicaragua.

Ernesto Cardenal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Cantico Cosmico, El Evangelio En Solentiname, Antología
Reverend Father Ernesto Cardenal Martínez is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet and politician. He is a liberation theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in the ...more

Rubén Darío is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Poesia, Antología, Poesias Completas I
Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, known as Rubén Darío, was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo that ...more

Claribel Alegría is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
They Won't Take Me Alive, Luisa in realityland, Album familiar
Clara Isabel Alegría Vides is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who is a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym ...more

Gioconda Belli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
El país Bajo mi piel, La mujer habitada, Sofia de los presagios
Gioconda Belli is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Stand: The Night Has Come, Fantastic Four: Season One
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee and Big Love. He is Chief ...more

Alan Sokal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Imposturas Intelectuales/ Intellectual Impostures, Beyond the Hoax
Alan David Sokal is a professor of mathematics at University College London and professor of physics at New York University. He works in statistical mechanics and combinatorics. He is best known ...more

Tomás Borge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Tomás Borge Women and the Nicaraguan revolution, The patient impatience, Have you seen a red curtain in my weary chamber?
Tomás Borge Martínez was the last living co-founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in Nicaragua and was Interior Minister of Nicaragua during one of the ...more

Tony Melendez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Tony Melendez
José Antonio Meléndez Rodríguez is a Nicaraguan American guitar player, composer, singer, and songwriter who was born without arms. His mother took Thalidomide while ...more

Violeta Chamorro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Dreams of Heart: The Autobiography of President Violeta Barrios De Chamorro of Nicaragua, Dreams of the heart
Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro is a Nicaraguan political leader, former president and publisher. She became president of Nicaragua on April 25, 1990, when she unseated Daniel Ortega. She was ...more

Enrique Gottel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Enrique Gottel was a German-Nicaraguan journalist, music composer and historian.

Joaquín Pasos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Joaquín Pasos was a Nicaraguan poet, narrator, and essayist. He was one of the leading figures of the national Vanguardia literary movement. The poem Pasos is best known for was his Canto ...more

Rosario Murillo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Angel in the deluge
Rosario Murillo is a Nicaraguan poet and revolutionary who fought in the Sandinista revolution in 1979. She is married to the current President Daniel Ortega and is the First Lady of Nicaragua, ...more

Rigoberto López Pérez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Rigoberto López Pérez was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and composer. He was the assassin of Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua. On September 21, 1981, ...more

Yolanda Blanco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Yolanda Blanco is a Nicaraguan poet.

Julio Valle Castillo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Julio Valle Castillo, was born in Masaya, Nicaragua. He is a poet, novelist, painter, essayist, and a critic of literature and art.

Eugenio Batres Garcia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Victor Eugenio Batres Garcia is a Nicaraguan journalist, political commentator, newscaster and writer. He is the author of "Subdesarrollo y corrupción: experencias tercermundistas de ...more

Christianne Meneses Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Christianne Meneses Jacobs
Christianne Meneses Jacobs is a Nicaraguan American writer, editor, and teacher. She is also publisher of Iguana, a Spanish-language magazine for children.

Blanca Castellón is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Nicaragua
Blanca Castellón
Blanca Castellon is a celebrated Nicaraguan poet. She is the author of Ama del espíritu, Flotaciones and Orilla opuesta. She is also the winner of Instituto de Estudios Modernistas of ...more