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Famous Writers from Haiti

Updated June 8, 2017 19.0k views15 items

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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  • 1
    Edwidge Danticat

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti, United States of America

    WorksGirl Rising, The Farming of Bones, Brother, I'm Dying, Breath

    Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Creole pronunciation: [ɛdwidʒ dãtika]; born January 19, 1969) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Jean-Claude La Marre
    Jean-Claude La Marre is an American writer, director, and film and television actor. His film... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Josaphat-Robert Large

    BirthplaceJérémie, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    WorksNerfs du vent, Toup pou yo II, with Josaphat-Robert Large, Jérémie et sa Verdoyante Grand’Anse, Chute de mots

    Josaphat-Robert Large (November 15, 1942 – October 28, 2017) was a Haitian-American poet,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jacques Roumain

    Jacques Roumain

    Dec. at 37 (1907-1944)

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    WorksMasters of the dew, La montagne ensorcelée, Ebony wood, Gouverneurs de la Rosée

    Jacques Roumain (June 4, 1907 – August 18, 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Félix Morisseau-Leroy

    Félix Morisseau-Leroy

    Dec. at 86 (1912-1998)

    BirthplaceGrand-Gosier, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    WorksPlenitudes, 4 Work Units in One: Antigone En Creole/Diacoute/Natif-Natal. Unconte En Vers/Recolte, Devil's Ravine, Ravinodyab (Creole Edition)

    Félix Morisseau-Leroy (13 March 1912 – 5 September 1998), was a Haitian writer who wrote in... more on Wikipedia
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    Frankétienne

    Frankétienne

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceHaiti

    NationalityHaiti

    Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936 in Ravine-Sèche, Haiti) is a Haitian... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Jean Price-Mars

    Jean Price-Mars

    Dec. at 93 (1876-1969)

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Hispaniola, Haiti, Grande-Rivière-du-Nord, Caribbean Sea

    NationalityHaiti

    WorksSo Spoke the Uncle

    Jean Price-Mars (15 October 1876 – 1 March 1969) was a Haitian doctor, teacher, politician,... more on Wikipedia
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    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Hispaniola, Ouest Department, Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    WorksEdouard Duval-Carrié

    Edouard Duval-Carrié (born 1954) is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor.
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    Arnold Antonin

    Age: 77

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    Arnold Antonin (born 1942 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian film director. Man of... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Louis-Philippe Dalembert

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Hispaniola, Ouest Department, Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    Louis-Philippe Dalembert (born December 8, 1962 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian poet... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Marie-Célie Agnant

    Marie-Célie Agnant

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceHurricane belt, Hispaniola, Ouest Department, Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, Haiti

    NationalityCanada, Haiti

    Marie-Célie Agnant (born 1953, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is an author who has been living in... more on Wikipedia
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    Emmanuel Sanon

    Emmanuel Sanon

    Dec. at 57 (1951-2008)

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    NationalityHaiti

    Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon (25 June 1951 – 21 February 2008) was a Haitian footballer who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Frédéric Marcelin

    Frédéric Marcelin

    Dec. at 69 (1848-1917)

    BirthplaceHaiti

    NationalityHaiti

    Frédéric Marcelin (1848–1917) was a Haitian writer and politician. Born in Port-au-Prince,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Ida Faubert

    Ida Faubert

    Dec. at 87 (1882-1969)

    BirthplaceHaiti

    NationalityHaiti

    Ida Faubert (Christian first name Gertrude Florentine Félicitée Ida) (14 February 1882, in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    NationalityHaiti

    Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and... more on Wikipedia