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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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Cristina Marcano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Hugo Chavez: The Definitive Biography of Venezuela's Controversial President
Cristina Marcano, is a noted biographer of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Along with Alberto Barrera Tyszka, she authored Hugo Chávez Sin Uniforme: Una Historia Personal, ...more
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Arturo Uslar Pietri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
La isla de Róbinson, Bolívar hoy, La creación del Nuevo Mundo
Arturo Uslar Pietri, was a Venezuelan intellectual, lawyer, journalist, writer, television producer and politician.
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Moisés Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project, 33 Variations
Moisés Kaufman is a playwright, director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project. He is best known for writing The Laramie Project with other members of Tectonic Theater Project. He is ...more
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Simón Bolívar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Selected writings, The liberator Simón Bolívar, Escritos Y Proclamas
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, commonly known as Simón Bolívar, was a Venezuelan statesman and military ...more
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Manuel Caballero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Las crisis de la Venezuela contemporánea, Latin America and the Comintern 1919-1943, Dramatis personae
Manuel Antonio Caballero Agüero was a notable Venezuelan historian, journalist, best-selling author and professor of contemporary Venezuelan History at the Central University of Venezuela. ...more
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Henri Charrière is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Papillon, Papillon (Easy Readers - French - Level 1), Banco
Henri Charrière was a French criminal and writer. Convicted as a murderer by the French courts, he is known as the author of Papillon, a memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a ...more
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Tarek Saab is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Tarek William Saab is a Lebanese-Venezuelan politician, lawyer and poet. He is a prominent Latin-Arab human rights activist and a leader of the Fifth Republic Movement party founded by Hugo ...more
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Rómulo Gallegos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Doña Bárbara, Canaima
Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in ...more
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Aquiles Nazoa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Aquiles Nazoa was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture. He worked in the newspaper El Universal as a packer, later ...more
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Tui T. Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
The Quest Begins, So This Is How It Ends, The Dark Secret
Tui T. Sutherland, also known as T. T. Sutherland is a Venezuelan-American children's book author who has also written under the pen name Heather Williams. She shares another pen name, Erin ...more
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Armando Reverón is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Armando Reverón
Armandro Reverón Armando Reverón was a painter and sculptor in Venezuela of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and arguably the most influential exponent of Venezuelan ...more
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Alfredo Armas Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
La parada de Maimós
Alfredo Armas Alfonzo was a Venezuelan writer, critic, editor and historian, well known throughout Latin America. He was a master of the modern fable, a precursor of what soon would be called ...more
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Salvador Garmendia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Salvador Garmendia Graterón was a notable Venezuelan author, awarded in 1972 with the National Prize for Literature. In 1989 received the Juan Rulfo Prize for Tan desnuda como una
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Teresa de la Parra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Mama Blanca's souvenirs, Mama Blanca's memoirs, Memorias de Mamá Blanca
Teresa de la Parra was a Venezuelan novelist.
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Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera was a Venezuelan musician, composer and writer. Director of several orchestras and the founder of The National Typical Orchestra, he was also for twenty years ...more
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Mariano Picón Salas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
A cultural history of Spanish America, from conquest to independence
Mariano Federico Picón Salas, an influential Venezuelan diplomatic, cultural critic and writer of the 20th century, was born in Mérida on January 26, 1901 and died in Caracas on ...more
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Pablo Fenjves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
If I Did It
Pablo F. Fenjves is a screenwriter and ghostwriter based in Los Angeles, California. His screenwriting credits include Man on a Ledge, released in January, 2012, and a string of television ...more
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Yucef Merhi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Yucef Merhi is a Venezuelan artist, poet and computer programmer, based in New York. He is the pioneer of Digital Art in Venezuela.
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Armando José Sequera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Armando José Sequera is a writer.
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José Antonio Ramos Sucre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
José Antonio Ramos Sucre was a Venezuelan poet, professor, consul and erudite. He was a member of the Sucre family of Venezuela and the great-great-nephew of Antonio José de Sucre. ...more
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Adriano González León is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Adriano González León was a Venezuelan writer who is known in his country for the novel País Portátil, widely regarded as the premier Venezuelan novel of the latter ...more
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Andrés Mata is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Andrés Mata was a Venezuelan poet, writer and journalist. He is considered a poet of modernist trend, who did not resign to Romanticism completely.
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Julio Calcaño is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Julio Calcaño is a writer.
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Juan Liscano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Juan Liscano Velutini was a Venezuelan poet, folklorist, writer and critic. Director of Monte Ávila Editores, among his poetic work emphasizes: Nuevo mundo Orinoco, Cármenes and ...more
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Jorge Olavarría is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Venezuela
Jorge Olavarría was a Venezuelan journalist, politician, historian, and writer. He was editor of the magazine Resumen from 1973 to 1984. Collections of his writings for El Nacional and El ...more