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Famous Writers from Dominican Republic

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

Examples include Junot Díaz and Julia Alvarez.

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Arambilet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Dominican Republic
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Ángel Luis Arambilet Álvarez (born September 16, 1957), generally known professionally as simply Arambilet, is a novelist, poet, screenwriter, painter, graphic artist and filmmaker of Spanish-Dominican descent. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Héctor Valdez Alb... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Dominican Republic
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Héctor Manuel Valdez Albizu (born November 10, 1947) is the current Governor of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, a position he first held from 31 August 1994 through 16 August 2000, and again since 17 August 2004. He is also a well known economist and author of numerous works relating to economics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Hilma Contreras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Dominican Republic
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Hilma Contreras

Hilma Contreras Castillo (December 8, 1913 – January 15, 2006) was a Dominican writer, born in San Francisco de Macorís. She was educated in Paris, where she studied French and English, as well as literature and archaeology. She returned to the Dominican Republic in 1933. In 1937, at the encouragement of fellow writer Juan Bosch, she began writing stories, which were published in various newspapers. In 2002, she became the first woman to receive the National Literature Award, which until then had been awarded to men. Contreras never married or had children, and died in her home town in 2006. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

Joaquín Balaguer ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Dominican Republic
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Joaquín Antonio Balaguer Ricardo (1 September 1906 – 14 July 2002) was the President of the Dominican Republic who served three non-consecutive terms for that office from 1960 to 1962, 1966 to 1978, and 1986 to 1996. His enigmatic, secretive personality inherited from the Trujillo era, as well as his desire to perpetuate himself in power through dubious elections and state terrorism, earned him the nickname of caudillo. His regime of terror damaged 11,000 victims who were either tortured or forcibly disappeared and killed. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 96 (1906-2002)

Birthplace: Bisonó, Dominican Republic