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List of famous writers from Haiti, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Haiti is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Haitian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Haiti and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List is made up of writers like Emmanuel Sanon and Edwidge Danticat.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Haitian writers?" and "Which writers are from Haiti?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Haiti in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Haiti, but they're all of Haiti descent.
Edwidge Danticat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
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Edwidge Danticat is an actress. ...more

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti, United States of America

Works: Girl Rising, The Farming of Bones, Brother, I'm Dying, Breath, + more

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Jean-Claude La Marre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
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Jean-Claude La Marre is an American writer, director, and film and television actor. His film credits include Malcolm X, Dead presidents, Gang of Roses and Go For Broke. On television, he has guest-starred on New York Undercover, Law & Order, and NYPD Blue. ...more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: Haiti, United States of America

Works: Nora's Hair Salon, Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation, Color of the Cross, Brothers in Arms, County General, + more

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Josaphat-Robert Large is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
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Josaphat-Robert Large is a Haitian-American poet, novelist and art critic. His novel Les terres entourées de larmes [Shore surrounded with tears] won the prestigious Prix littéraire des Caraïbes in 2003. He was nominated for the Haitian grand Literary Prize of 2004, together with Edwidge Danticat, ...more

Birthplace: Jérémie, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Works: Nerfs du vent, Toup pou yo II, with Josaphat-Robert Large, Jérémie et sa Verdoyante Grand’Anse, Chute de mots, + more

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Jacques Roumain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
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Jacques Roumain was a Haitian writer, politician, and advocate of Marxism. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in Haitian literature. Although poorly known in the English-speaking world, Roumain has significant following in Europe, and is renowned in the Caribbean and Latin America. ...more

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Haiti

Works: Masters of the dew, La montagne ensorcelée, Ebony wood, Gouverneurs de la Rosée

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