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.
Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
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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 Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, and was the second Puerto Rican to win an Oscar. ...more

Works Written: Rita Moreno: A Memoir

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Birthdate: 1931-12-11

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Also Ranked

#15 on The Best Living Actresses Over 80

#16 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

#30 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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José Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Puerto Rico
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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 first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award. To honor his roots, he donated his Oscar award to the University of Puerto Rico. ...more

Works Written: Oh^! Captain!

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Birthdate: 1912-01-08

Nationality: United States of America

Also Ranked

#73 on The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

#36 on The Best Actors Who Won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the Same Performance

#54 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

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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 Party of Puerto Rico. When her mother, Lorenza Ramírez de Arellano, died in 1970 during her father's term as Governor, ...more

Works Written: Papeles De Pandora, Pico Rico Mandorico Y Otros Cuentos, La extrana muerte del Capitancito Candelario, El Sombrero Magico, Vecindarios excéntricos, + more

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Birthdate: 1938-09-28

Nationality: Puerto Rico

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

Works Written: Short Eyes

Birthplace: Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Birthdate: 1946-12-19

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Also Ranked

#30 on The Best Spanish Language Poets of All Time

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