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

This list features writers like José Luis González and José Ferrer.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Puerto Rican writers?" and "Which writers are from Puerto Rico?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Puerto Rico, but they're all of Puerto Rico descent.
Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Puerto Rico
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Rita Dolores Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress and singer. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, which include an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, and was the second Puerto Rican to win an Oscar. ...more

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Works: Rita Moreno: A Memoir

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Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Puerto Rico
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Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sánchez, better known as Benicio Del Toro, is a Puerto Rican actor, film producer and film director. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez in Traffic. He is also known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects, Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Franky Four Fingers in Snatch, Jackie Boy in Sin City and Che Guevara in Che, a performance which garnered him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and at the Goya Awards in Spain. He portrayed The Collector in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. He is the third Puerto ...more

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Spain, Puerto Rico

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José Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Puerto Rico
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José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón, best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theater, and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor, as well as the first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award. To honor his roots, he donated his Oscar award to the University of Puerto Rico. The prolific and distinguished thespian also won several Tony Awards. In 1947, he won the Tony Award for his theatrical performance of Cyrano de Bergerac, and then in 1952, he won the Distinguished Dramatic Actor Award for The Shrike, and also the Outstanding Director Award for directing all three of The Shrike, The Fourposter, and Stalag 17. José Ferrer's contributions to American theater were ...more

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America

Works: The Great Man, Oh, Captain!

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José Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Puerto Rico
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José Montserrate Feliciano García, better known simply as "José Feliciano," is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer known for many international hits, including his rendition of the Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single "Feliz Navidad." His music is known for having a mix of styles, for example including both Flamenco music and mellow easy listening influences in many songs. In the U.S., he received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album Feliciano! came out and was a #2 hit. He has released many albums over the years in both English and Spanish. ...more

Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

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