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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.

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Edwidge Danticat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
age 49 Edwidge Danticat is an actress.

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Jean-Claude La Marre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
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 ...more

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Josaphat-Robert Large is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
age 76 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 ...more

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Jacques Roumain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Died at 37 (1907-1944) 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 ...more

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Félix Morisseau-Leroy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Died at 86 (1912-1998) Félix Morisseau-Leroy, was a Haitian writer who wrote in Haitian Creole for poetry and plays, the first significant writer to do so. By 1961 he succeeded in having Creole recognized as an ...more

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Frankétienne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
age 82 Frankétienne is a writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. is recognized as one of Haiti's leading writers and playwrights of both French and Haitian ...more

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Jean Price-Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Died at 93 (1876-1969) Jean Price-Mars, born in Grande Rivière du Nord, was a Haitian teacher, diplomat, writer, and ethnographer. Price-Mars served as secretary of the Haitian legation in Washington and as ...more

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Edouard Duval-Carrié is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
age 64 Edouard Duval-Carrié is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor. Born in Port-au-Prince, his family emigrated to Puerto Rico while he was a child during the François Duvalier ...more

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Arnold Antonin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Arnold Antonin age 76 Arnold Antonin is a Haitian film director. Man of diverse careers, Arnold Antonin is known both inside and outside Haiti for his social, political and cultural commitment. He was honored for ...more

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Louis-Philippe Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
age 56 Louis-Philippe Dalembert is a Haitian poet and novelist. He writes in both French and Haitian creole. His works have been translated into several languages. He now divides his home between ...more

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Marie-Célie Agnant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Marie-Célie Agnant age 65 Marie-Célie Agnant is a French-speaking Quebecer, who has lived in Canada since 1970. Agnant is a writer of poems, novels and novellas, and she has also published children's books. She is ...more

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Emmanuel Sanon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Died at 57 (1951-2008) Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon was a Haitian footballer. He starred in the Haiti national football team during its venture into the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

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Frédéric Marcelin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Frédéric Marcelin Died at 69 (1848-1917) Frédéric Marcelin was a Haitian writer and politician. Born in Port-au-Prince, Marcelin was best known for the three novels Marilisse, La Vengeance de Mama, and Thémistocle ...more

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Ida Faubert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
Ida Faubert Died at 87 (1882-1969) Ida Faubert was a Haitian writer, daughter of the former president of Haïti, Lysius Salomon. She lived in France from 1914 to 1969, where she married; she was involved in feminist and ...more

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Jean Jacques Clark Parent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Haiti
age 67 Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and philosopher. He was born in Pétionville, Haiti on October 17, 1951. He was a Senator of the ...more