Writers Famous Authors from Puerto Rico

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

List authors range from Pedro Pietri to Emma Goldrick.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Puerto Rico?" and "Who are the best Puerto Rican authors?"

For further information on these historic Puerto Rican authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Puerto Rican authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Rita Moreno Rita Moreno: A Memoir Rita Dolores Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an ...more

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José Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
José Ferrer Oh^! Captain! José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón, best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theater, and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor, as well as the ...more

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Rosario Ferré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Rosario Ferré Papeles De Pandora, Pico Rico Mandorico Y Otros Cuentos, La extrana muerte del Capitancito Candelario Rosario Ferré is a Puerto Rican writer, poet, and essayist. Her father, Luis A. Ferré, was the third elected Governor of Puerto Rico and the founding father of the New Progressive ...more

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Miguel Piñero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Miguel Piñero Short Eyes Miguel Piñero was a playwright, actor and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. He was a leading member of the Nuyorican literary movement.

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José Rivera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
José Rivera The Promise, Sueño, The house of Ramón Iglesia José Rivera is a playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Judith Ortiz Cofer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Judith Ortiz Cofer The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry, La línea del sol, Reaching for the mainland & selected new poems Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Puerto Rican American author. Her critically acclaimed and award-winning work spans a range of literary genres including poetry, short stories, autobiography, essays, and ...more

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Esmeralda Santiago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Esmeralda Santiago El sueño de América, When I Was Puerto Rican, Una muneca para el dia de reyes Esmeralda Santiago is a Puerto Rican author and former actress known for her novels and memoirs.

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Pedro Pietri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Pedro Pietri The masses are asses, Traffic Violations, Missing Out of Action Pedro Pietri was a Nuyorican poet and playwright and a founder of the Nuyorican Movement. He was the poet laureate of the Nuyorican Movement.

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Ed Vega is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Ed Vega Blood Fugues, Mendoza's dreams, The Comeback Edgardo Vega Yunqué was a Puerto Rican novelist and short-story writer, who also used the Americanized pen name Ed Vega.

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Ernesto Quiñonez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Ernesto Quiñonez Bodega dreams, Chango's fire Ernesto Quiñonez is an American novelist. His work received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers designation, the Borders Bookstore Original New Voice selection, and was ...more

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Jesús Colón is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Jesús Colón A Puerto Rican in New York^! and Other Sketches Jesús Colón was a Puerto Rican writer known as the Father of the Nuyorican Movement.

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Miguel Algarín is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Miguel Algarín Time's Now/Ya Es Tiempo, On call, Body Bee calling (from the 21st century) Miguel Algarín Jr., is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café, and retired Rutgers University professor of English.

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José Emilio González is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
José Emilio González José Emilio González was a Puerto Rican literary critic and editor. He graduated from University of Puerto Rico in 1940, Boston University, Columbia University, Princeton ...more

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Marisa Montes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Marisa Montes Let's Draw Cars, Dia Lozo Palabras Mezcladas, All in the Familia Marisa Montes is a writer.

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Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand Frida: Viva la Vida! Long Live Life!, Cesar: Si^! Se Puede! Yes^! We Can!, Poet and politician of Puerto Rico Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a writer.

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Luis Muñoz Rivera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Luis Muñoz Rivera Luis Muñoz Rivera was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician. He was a major figure in the struggle for political autonomy of Puerto Rico. In 1887, Muñoz Rivera became part ...more

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Rafi Escudero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Rafi Escudero Rafi Escudero is a Puerto Rican musician, singer, composer, poet and a political activist.

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Georgina Lázaro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Georgina Lázaro Federico García Lorca Georgina Lázaro-Leon is a Puerto Rican poet whose work is focused on children. Her children poems have been recorded by many artists, among them Tony Croatto.

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Emma Goldrick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Emma Goldrick Ninety - Day Wife, Husband Material (Holding Out For A Hero), Balleymore Bride Emma Goldrick was the pseudonym used by the married writing team formed by Emma Elizabeth Jean Sutcliffe and Robert N. Goldrick. Under this name they wrote 41 romance novels published by Mills ...more

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José Luis González is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
José Luis González José Luis González was a Puerto Rican essayist, novelist, short story writer, university professor, and journalist who lived most of his life in exile in Mexico due to his ...more

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Maria Arrillaga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
Maria Arrillaga María Arrillaga is a Puerto Rican poet who has been a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. She taught in the Spanish Department on the Rio Piedras campus. She is a member of PEN ...more