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Famous Writers from Haiti

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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.
  • 1
    Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Creole pronunciation: [ɛdwidʒ dãtika]; born January 19, 1969) is a...  more
  • 2
    Jean-Claude La Marre is an American writer, director, and film and television actor. His film...  more
  • 3
    Josaphat-Robert Large (November 15, 1942 – October 28, 2017) was a Haitian-American poet,...  more
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    Jacques Roumain

    Dec. at 37 (1907-1944)
    Jacques Roumain (June 4, 1907 – August 18, 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and...  more
  • 5

    Félix Morisseau-Leroy

    Dec. at 86 (1912-1998)
    Félix Morisseau-Leroy (13 March 1912 – 5 September 1998), was a Haitian writer who wrote in...  more
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    Age: 83
    Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936 in Ravine-Sèche, Haiti) is a Haitian...  more
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    Jean Price-Mars

    Dec. at 93 (1876-1969)
    Jean Price-Mars (15 October 1876 – 1 March 1969) was a Haitian doctor, teacher, politician,...  more
  • 8

    Edouard Duval-Carrié

    Age: 65
    Edouard Duval-Carrié (born 1954) is a Haitian-born American painter and sculptor....  more
  • 9

    Arnold Antonin

    Age: 77
    Arnold Antonin (born 1942 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian film director. Man of...  more
  • 10
    Louis-Philippe Dalembert (born December 8, 1962 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Haitian poet...  more
  • 11

    Marie-Célie Agnant

    Age: 66
    Marie-Célie Agnant (born 1953, Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is an author who has been living in...  more
  • 12

    Emmanuel Sanon

    Dec. at 57 (1951-2008)
    Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon (25 June 1951 – 21 February 2008) was a Haitian footballer who played...  more
  • 13

    Frédéric Marcelin

    Dec. at 69 (1848-1917)
    Frédéric Marcelin (1848–1917) was a Haitian writer and politician. Born in Port-au-Prince,...  more
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    Ida Faubert

    Dec. at 87 (1882-1969)
    Ida Faubert (Christian first name Gertrude Florentine Félicitée Ida) (14 February 1882, in...  more
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    Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and...  more