List of famous writers from Guatemala, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Guatemala is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Guatemalan writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Guatemala and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.
This list features writers like Audrey Castañeda and Luis Cardoza y Aragón.
This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Guatemalan writers?" and "Which writers are from Guatemala?"You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Guatemala in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Guatemala, but they're all of Guatemala descent.
Miguel Angel Asturias Rosales was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, ...more
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Works: El Alhajadito, Los ojos de los enterrados, Le miroir de lida sal, et autres contes, El Señor Presidente, + moresee more on Miguel Ángel Asturias
Francisco Goldman is an American novelist, journalist, and Allen K. Smith Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Trinity College. ...more
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nationality: United States of America
Works: The Art of Political Murder, The Long Night of White Chickens, The divine husband, The Ordinary Seaman, La Larga Noche de Los Pollos Blancos, + moresee more on Francisco Goldman
Alcina Lubitch Domecq is a Jewish Guatemalan short story writer. She was born in Guatemala to an Auschwitz survivor father, and an Iberian-Guatemalan mother. After her parents' divorce, she moved to Mexico in the sixties and left in the early 1970s. After a stay in Europe, she made aliyah to Israel ...more
Birthplace: Guatemala, North America, Americas, Latin America, Central America
Nationality: Guatemala, Israelsee more on Alcina Lubitch Domecq
Izabel Acevedo is a film director and screenwriter. ...more
Works: To Put Together a Helicopter