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Famous Hispanic Authors

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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.
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  • Diana J. Gabaldon (; born January 11, 1952) is an American author, known for the Outlander...  more
  • Gary Soto

    Age: 67
    Gary Anthony Soto (born April 12, 1952) is an American poet, novelist, and memoirist....  more
  • Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954) is an American writer. She is best known for her...  more
  • Francisco Xavier Alarcón (21 February 1954 – 15 January 2016) was a Chicano poet and educator....  more
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca (born January 2, 1952 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is a Chicano-American poet...  more
  • Juan Felipe Herrera (born December 27, 1948) is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist,...  more
  • Luis Alberto Urrea (born August 20, 1955 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Mexican American poet,...  more
  • Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937) is an American author. Best known for his 1972 novel...  more
  • Pat Mora

    Age: 77
    Pat Mora (born in El Paso, Texas, on January 19, 1942) is an American poet and author of books...  more
  • Richard Rodriguez (born July 31, 1944) is an American writer who became famous as the author...  more
  • Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953) is a Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist,...  more
  • Gloria E. Anzaldúa

    Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)
    Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was an American scholar of...  more
  • Cherríe Moraga (born September 25, 1952) is a Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet,...  more
  • Rigoberto González (born 1970) is an American writer and book critic. He is an editor and...  more
  • John Trudell (February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015) was a Native American author, poet, actor,...  more
  • Dana Gioia

    Age: 69
    Michael Dana Gioia (; born December 24, 1950) is an American poet and writer. He spent the...  more
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator....  more
  • Alurista

    Age: 72
    Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume...  more
  • Lorna Dee Cervantes (born August 6, 1954) is an award-winning Chicana poet and activist, who...  more
  • Luis Javier Rodriguez (born 1954) is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and...  more
  • Danzy Senna is an American novelist and essayist. Her first novel, Caucasia (1998), has been...  more
  • Tomás Rivera

    Dec. at 49 (1935-1984)
    Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He...  more
  • Victor Villaseñor

    Age: 79
    Victor Villaseñor is a Mexican-American writer, best known for the national bestselling book...  more
  • Rolando Hinojosa

    Age: 90
    Rolando Hinojosa (born 1929) is an American novelist, essayist, poet and the Ellen Clayton...  more
  • Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Dec. at 39 (1935-1974)
    Oscar "Zeta" Acosta Fierro (; April 8, 1935 – disappeared 1974) was an American attorney,...  more