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Famous Hispanic Authors

Famous Hispanics
Updated June 1, 2020 25.2k views 45 items
A List of Famous Hispanic Authors, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community. These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.
Diana Gabaldon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 67
Diana J. Gabaldon (; born January 11, 1952) is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. Her books merge multiple genres, featuring elements of historical fiction, romance, ...more
Gary Soto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 67
Gary Anthony Soto (born April 12, 1952) is an American poet, novelist, and memoirist.
Sandra Cisneros is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 65
Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954) is an American writer. She is best known for her first novel The House on Mango Street (1984) and her subsequent short story collection Woman Hollering ...more
Francisco X. Alarc&oacut... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 65
Francisco Xavier Alarcón (21 February 1954 – 15 January 2016) was a Chicano poet and educator. He was one of the few Chicano poets to have "gained recognition while writing mostly in ...more
Jimmy Santiago Baca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 67
Jimmy Santiago Baca (born January 2, 1952 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is a Chicano-American poet and writer.
Juan Felipe Herrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 71
Juan Felipe Herrera (born December 27, 1948) is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. Herrera was the 21st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017.Herrera's ...more
Luis Alberto Urrea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 64
Luis Alberto Urrea (born August 20, 1955 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Mexican American poet, novelist, and essayist.
Rudolfo Anaya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 82
Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937) is an American author. Best known for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima, Anaya is considered one of the founders of the canon of contemporary Chicano
Pat Mora is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Pat Mora Age: 77
Pat Mora (born in El Paso, Texas, on January 19, 1942) is an American poet and author of books for adults, teens and children. Her grandparents came to El Paso from northern Mexico. A graduate ...more
Richard Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 75
Richard Rodriguez (born July 31, 1944) is an American writer who became famous as the author of Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (1982), a narrative about his intellectual ...more
Ana Castillo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 66
Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953) is a Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Considered one of the leading voices in ...more
Gloria E. Anzaldú... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was an American scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known ...more
Cherríe Moraga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 67
Cherríe Moraga (born September 25, 1952) is a Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright. She is part of the faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara ...more
Rigoberto Gonzále... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 49
Rigoberto González (born 1970) is an American writer and book critic. He is an editor and author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and bilingual children's books, and self-identifies in his ...more
John Trudell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 73
John Trudell (February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015) was a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' ...more
Dana Gioia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 69
Michael Dana Gioia (; born December 24, 1950) is an American poet and writer. He spent the first fifteen years of his career writing at night while working for General Foods Corporation. After ...more
Guillermo Gómez-P... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 64
Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator. Gómez-Peña has created work in multiple media, including performance art, ...more
Alurista is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 72
Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume Alurista, is a Chicano poet and activist.
Lorna Dee Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 65
Lorna Dee Cervantes (born August 6, 1954) is an award-winning Chicana poet and activist, who is considered one of the greatest figures in Chicano poetry. She has been described by Alurista, as ...more
Luis J. Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 65
Luis Javier Rodriguez (born 1954) is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist. He was the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate.Rodriguez is recognized as a major figure in ...more
Danzy Senna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Age: 49
Danzy Senna is an American novelist and essayist. Her first novel, Caucasia (1998), has been translated into multiple languages and has won several awards. The winner of a Whiting Award, Senna ...more
Tomás Rivera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Tomás Rivera Dec. at 49 (1935-1984)
Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and worked in the fields as a young boy. However, ...more
Victor Villaseñor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Victor Villaseñor Age: 79
Victor Villaseñor is a Mexican-American writer, best known for the national bestselling book Rain of Gold. Villaseñor's works are often taught in American schools. He went on to ...more
Rolando Hinojosa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Rolando Hinojosa Age: 90
Rolando Hinojosa (born 1929) is an American novelist, essayist, poet and the Ellen Clayton Garwood professor in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin.
Oscar Zeta Acosta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Dec. at 39 (1935-1974)
Oscar "Zeta" Acosta Fierro (; April 8, 1935 – disappeared 1974) was an American attorney, politician, novelist and activist in the Chicano Movement. He was most well known for his ...more