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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
Diana Gabaldon age 65 - Diana J. Gabaldon is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. Her books merge multiple genres, featuring elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and ...more

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Gary Soto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Gary Soto age 65 - Gary Anthony Soto is an American author and poet.

Sandra Cisneros is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Sandra Cisneros age 63 - Sandra Cisneros is an American writer best known for her acclaimed first novel The House on Mango Street and her subsequent short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. Her ...more

Francisco X. Alarcón is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Francisco X. Alarcón age 63 - Francisco Xavier Alarcón is an American poet and educator.

Jimmy Santiago Baca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Jimmy Santiago Baca age 65 - Jimmy Santiago Baca is an American poet and writer of Apache and Chicano descent.

Juan Felipe Herrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Juan Felipe Herrera age 69 - Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. Herrera's experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work, such as the children's ...more

Luis Alberto Urrea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Luis Alberto Urrea age 62 - Luis Alberto Urrea is a Mexican American poet, novelist, and essayist.

Rudolfo Anaya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Rudolfo Anaya age 80 - Rudolfo Anaya 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 literature.

Pat Mora is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Pat Mora age 75 - Pat Mora is a Mexican American, Latina author of poetry, nonfiction and children's books. She is a graduate of Texas Western College. A popular presenter, she received Honorary Doctorates from ...more

Richard Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Richard Rodriguez age 73 - Richard Rodriguez is an American writer who became famous as the author of Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, a narrative about his intellectual development.

Ana Castillo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Ana Castillo age 64 - Ana Castillo is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Considered one of the leading voices in Chicana ...more

Gloria E. Anzaldúa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Gloria E. Anzaldúa Died at 62 (1942-2004) - Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, on ...more

Cherríe Moraga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Cherríe Moraga age 65 - Cherríe Lawrence Moraga is a Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright. She is part of the faculty at Stanford University in the Department of Drama and ...more

Rigoberto González is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Rigoberto González age 47 - Rigoberto González 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 writing as ...more

John Trudell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
John Trudell age 71 - John Trudell is an American author, poet, actor, musician, and former political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, ...more

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Dana Gioia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Dana Gioia age 67 - Michael Dana Gioia is an American poet and writer who also served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. He was born in Hawthorne, California to Italian and Mexican parents, ...more

Guillermo Gómez-Peña is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Guillermo Gómez-Peña age 62 - 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
Alurista age 70 - Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia 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
Lorna Dee Cervantes age 63 - Lorna Dee Cervantes is an award-winning Chicana, Native American, feminist, activist poet who is considered one of the major Chicana poets of the past 40 years. She has been described by ...more

Luis J. Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Luis J. Rodriguez age 63 - Luis J. Rodriguez is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist. He is the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate. He is recognized as a major figure in contemporary Chicano ...more

Danzy Senna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Danzy Senna age 47 - Danzy Senna is an American writer.

Tomás Rivera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Tomás Rivera Died at 49 (1935-1984) - Tomás Rivera 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, he achieved social mobility through ...more

Victor Villaseñor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Victor Villaseñor age 77 - Victor Villaseñor is a Mexican-American writer, best known for the New York Times bestseller novel Rain of Gold. Villaseñor's works are often taught in American schools. He went on ...more

Rolando Hinojosa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Rolando Hinojosa age 88 - Rolando Hinojosa is a 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
Oscar Zeta Acosta Died at 39 (1935-1974) - Oscar "Zeta" Acosta was an American attorney, politician, novelist and Chicano Movement activist, most well known for his novels Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and The Revolt of the ...more

Julian Nava is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Julian Nava age 90 - Julian Nava is an American educator and diplomat.

José Montoya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
José Montoya Died at 81 (1932-2013) - José Montoya was a poet and an artist from Sacramento, California. He was one of the most influential Chicano bilingual poets. He has published many well-known poems in anthologies and ...more

Rodolfo Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Rodolfo Gonzales Died at 77 (1928-2005) - Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzáles was a Mexican American boxer, poet, and political activist. He convened the first-ever Chicano youth conference in March 1969, which was attended by ...more

José Antonio Villarreal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
José Antonio Villarreal Died at 86 (1924-2010) - José Antonio Villarreal was a Chicano novelist. Villarreal was born in 1924 in Los Angeles, California, to migrant Mexican farmworkers. Like Juan Manuel Rubio in Pocho, Villarreal's ...more

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Luis Omar Salinas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Luis Omar Salinas Died at 71 (1937-2008) - Luis Omar Salinas was a leading Chicano poet who published a number of well-received collections of poetry, including the Crazy Gypsy, which has been described as "a classic of contemporary ...more

José Montalvo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
José Montalvo Died at 48 (1946-1994) - José Luis Montalvo was a Chicano writer, poet, and community activist.

Ricardo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Ricardo Sanchez

Carlos Cumpián is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Carlos Cumpián Carlos Cumpián, a Chicano writer who examines American realities absent from mainstream poetry. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Cumpián has planted firm roots in the Midwest. ...more

Paul Martínez Pompa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Paul Martínez Pompa Paul Martínez Pompa is a Latino poet. The author of My Kill Adore Him, and the chapbook Pepper Spray. Martinez Pompa's poetry and prose have been anthologized in Telling Tongues and The ...more

Luis A. López is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Luis A. López Luis A. López is an American poet and Filmmaker from San Jose, California. He has won numerous writing awards for his poetry and short stories. His book, Warrior-Poet of the Fifth Sun is ...more

Amor Sabor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Amor Sabor

Miriam Herrera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Miriam Herrera

ire'ne lara silva is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
ire'ne lara silva

Maria Helena Viramontes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Maria Helena Viramontes

María Antonieta Collins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
María Antonieta Collins

Ingrid Chavez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Ingrid Chavez

Daniel Olivas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
Daniel Olivas age 58 - Daniel Olivas is a United States author and attorney.

María Amparo Ruiz De Burton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hispanic Authors
María Amparo Ruiz De Burton