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List of notable or famous novelists from Cuba, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Cuba and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Cuba. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Cuban novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Cuba is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Cuba list can help answer the questions "Who are some Cuban novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Cuba?" These prominent novelists of Cuba may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Cuban novelists.

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Alba de Céspedes y Bertini was a Cuban-Italian writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 86 (1911-1997)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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Alejo Carpentier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Cuba
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Alejo Carpentier y Valmont was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Carpentier grew up in Havana, Cuba, and despite his European birthplace, he strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. He traveled extensively, particularly in France, and to South America and Mexico, where he met prominent members of the Latin American cultural and artistic community. Carpentier took a keen interest in Latin American politics and often aligned himself with revolutionary movements, such as Fidel Castro's Communist Revolution in Cuba in the mid-20th century. Carpentier was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1904-1980)

Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

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Daína Chaviano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Cuba
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Daína Chaviano is a Cuban writer. She is considered one of the three most important female fantasy and science fiction writers in the Spanish language, along with Angélica Gorodischer and Elia Barceló, forming the so-called “feminine trinity of science fiction in Latin America.” In Cuba, she published several science fiction and fantasy books, becoming the most renowned and best-selling author in those genres in Cuban literature. Since leaving the island, she has distinguished herself with a series of novels incorporating historical and more contemporary matters as well as mythological and fantastic elements. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

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Dora Alonso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Cuba
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Dora Alonso was a Cuban journalist and writer who worked in both print and radio. She wrote novels, short stories, poetry, theater and children's literature. She was also a radio and television script writer and a war correspondent. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 91 (1910-2001)

Birthplace: Cuba

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