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Famous Authors from Venezuela

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

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Venezuela?" and "Who are the best Venezuelan authors?"

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  • Cristina Marcano1

    Cristina Marcano

    Hugo Chavez: The Definitive Biography of Venezuela's Controversial President

    Birthdate1960

    NationalityVenezuela

    Cristina Marcano (1960), is a noted biographer of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez....  more
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  • Arturo Uslar Pietri2

    Arturo Uslar Pietri

    La isla de Róbinson, Bolívar hoy

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Birthdate1906

    NationalityVenezuela

    Arturo Uslar Pietri (16 May 1906 in Caracas – 26 February 2001) was a Venezuelan intellectual,...  more
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  • Moisés Kaufman3

    Moisés Kaufman

    Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, South America, Capital District, Caracas

    Birthdate1963

    NationalityVenezuela, United States of America

    Moisés Kaufman (born November 21, 1963) is a Venezuelan playwright, director and founder of...  more
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  • Simón Bolívar4

    Simón Bolívar

    Selected writings, The liberator Simón Bolívar

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Birthdate1783-07-24

    NationalityGran Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Spanish Empire, Peru

    Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco (24 July 1783 – 17...  more
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    #83 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History#157 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Manuel Caballero5

    Manuel Caballero

    Las crisis de la Venezuela contemporánea, Latin America and the Comintern 1919-1943

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, Barquisimeto, South America, Lara

    Birthdate1931

    NationalityVenezuela

    Manuel Antonio Caballero Agüero (5 December 1931 – 12 December 2010) was a notable Venezuelan...  more
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  • Henri Charrière6

    Henri Charrière

    Papillon, Papillon (Easy Readers - French - Level 1)

    BirthplaceEurope, Metropolitan France, Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès, Rhône-Alpes

    Birthdate1906

    NationalityVenezuela, France

    Henri Charrière (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi ʃaʁjɛʁ]; 16 November 1906 – 29 July 1973) was a...  more
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  • Tarek Saab7
    Tarek William Saab (Spanish pronunciation: [taˈɾek wiˈʎjam ˈsa:β]; born 10 September 1963) is...  more
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    Rómulo Gallegos

    Doña Bárbara, Canaima

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Birthdate1884

    NationalityVenezuela

    Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire (2 August 1884 – 5 April 1969) was a Venezuelan...  more
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  • Aquiles Nazoa9
    Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, 17 May 1920 - 26 April 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet...  more
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    Tui T. Sutherland

    The Quest Begins, So This Is How It Ends

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, South America, Capital District, Caracas

    Birthdate1978

    NationalityVenezuela, United States of America

    Series WrittenWarriors: The Power of Three, Warriors: Omen of the Stars, Warriors, Seekers

    Tui T. Sutherland, also known as T. T. Sutherland (born July 31, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela)...  more
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  • Armando Reverón11

    Armando Reverón

    Armando Reverón

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Birthdate1889-05-10

    NationalityVenezuela

    Armando Reverón (1889–1954) was a Venezuelan painter and sculptor, precursor of Arte Povera...  more
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  • Alfredo Armas Alfonzo12

    Alfredo Armas Alfonzo

    La parada de Maimós

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, Clarines, South America

    Birthdate1921

    NationalityVenezuela

    Alfredo Armas Alfonzo (6 August 1921 in Clarines, Anzoátegui, Venezuela, - 9 November 1990 in...  more
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  • Salvador Garmendia13
    Salvador Garmendia Graterón (11 June 1928, Barquisimeto – 13 May 2001, Caracas) was a notable...  more
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  • Teresa de la Parra14

    Teresa de la Parra

    Mama Blanca's souvenirs, Mama Blanca's memoirs

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Birthdate1889-10-05

    NationalityVenezuela

    Teresa de la Parra (October 5, 1889 – April 23, 1936) was a Venezuelan novelist....  more
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    Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera (August 23, 1913 - October 22, 1993) was a Venezuelan musician,...  more
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  • Mariano Picón Salas16

    Mariano Picón Salas

    A cultural history of Spanish America, from conquest to independence

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, South America, Mérida, Mérida

    Birthdate1901

    NationalityVenezuela

    Mariano Federico Picón Salas was a Venezuelan diplomatic, cultural critic and writer of the...  more
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    Pablo Fenjves

    If I Did It

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, South America, Capital District, Caracas

    Birthdate1956

    NationalityVenezuela

    Pablo F. Fenjves (born 1953) is an American screenwriter and ghostwriter based in Los Angeles,...  more
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  • Yucef Merhi18
    Yucef Merhi (born February 8, 1977) is a Venezuelan artist, poet and computer programmer,...  more
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  • Armando José Sequera19
    Armando José Sequera is a writer....  more
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  • José Antonio Ramos Sucre20
    José Antonio Ramos Sucre (Cumaná, 9 June 1890 – Geneva, 13 June 1930) was a Venezuelan poet,...  more
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  • Adriano González León21
    Adriano González León (Valera, Trujillo State, 1931 - Caracas, 12 January 2008) was a...  more
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  • Andrés Mata22
    Andrés Mata may refer to: Andrés Mata (writer) (1870–1931), Venezuelan poet, writer and...  more
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  • Julio Calcaño23
    Julio Calcaño is a writer....
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  • Juan Liscano24
    Juan Liscano Velutini (7 July 1915 - 17 February 2001) was a Venezuelan poet, folklorist,...  more
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    Jorge Olavarría was a Venezuelan journalist, politician, historian, and writer. He was editor...  more
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