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.
Gary Soto Age: 67
Gary Anthony Soto (born April 12, 1952) is an American poet, novelist, and memoirist.
Jimmy Santiago Baca Age: 67
Jimmy Santiago Baca (born January 2, 1952 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is a Chicano-American poet and writer.
Luis Alberto Urrea Age: 64
Luis Alberto Urrea (born August 20, 1955 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Mexican American poet, novelist, and essayist.
Rudolfo Anaya 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 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
Alurista Age: 72
Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume Alurista, is a Chicano poet and activist.
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 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 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.