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Famous Writers from Venezuela

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different writers, including Román Chalbaud and Federico Vegas.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Venezuelan writers?" and "Which writers are from Venezuela?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Venezuela in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Venezuela, but they're all of Venezuela descent.
  • BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and television personality. He is best known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006) and  ...more

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  • Dec. at 94 (1906-2001)

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksLos venezolanos y el petroleo, Fachas, fechas y fichas, Morgan Y Los Piratas, Cuarenta ensayos

    Arturo Uslar Pietri (16 May 1906 in Caracas – 26 February 2001) was a Venezuelan intellectual, historian, writer, television producer and politician.  ...more
  • BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela, United States of America

    WorksThe Laramie Project, The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, 33 Variations, One Arm

    Moisés Kaufman (born November 21, 1963) is a Venezuelan playwright, director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project, based in New York City. He is best known for writing and producing The Laramie  ...more
  • BirthplaceVenezuela, Caracas


    WorksSnakes on a Plane, Gothika, The Eye, The Big Bounce, Elektra Luxx

    Sebastian Gutiérrez (born September 10, 1974) is a Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and film producer. He wrote the screenplays to the films Gothika, Snakes on a Plane, The Eye and The Big  ...more
  • BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksFrom Prada to Nada, Celestial Clockwork, The Leap Years, Habana Eva, Oriana

    Fina Torres (born Josefina Torres Benedetti; October 9, 1951) is a Venezuelan film director and screenwriter. She became internationally recognized by winning the la Caméra d'Or award at the 1985  ...more
  • BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela, Poland

    WorksYour Name Is Justine

    Franco de Peña (Caracas, 25 March 1966) is a polish-venezuelan film director.  ...more
  • BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksColor perro que huye, Dress Rehearsal for Utopia

    Andrés Duque is a film director, cinematographer, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.  ...more
  • BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksMan on a Ledge, If I Did It

    Pablo F. Fenjves (born 1953) is an American screenwriter and ghostwriter based in Los Angeles, California. His screenwriting credits include the 1995 film The Affair, Man on a Ledge, released in  ...more
  • Age: 59

    BirthplaceEl Tigre, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela, Lebanon

    Tarek William Saab (Spanish pronunciation: [taˈɾek wiˈʎjam ˈsa:β]; born 10 September 1963) is a Venezuelan politician, lawyer and poet. He is a leader of the Fifth Republic Movement (MVR) party  ...more
  • BirthplaceLagunillas Municipality, Zulia



    Víctor Maldonado Flores (born August 3, 1939 in Lagunillas, Zulia) is a retired track and field athlete from Venezuela. He competed in the hurdling events. Maldonado represented his native country at  ...more
  • Dec. at 84 (1884-1969)

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksDoña Bárbara, Doña Bárbara, Doña Bárbara, Canaima

    Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire (2 August 1884 – 5 April 1969) was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected  ...more
  • 12

    Margot Benacerraf

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksAraya, Reverón

    Margot Benacerraf (born August 14, 1926) is a Venezuelan director of Moroccan Jewish descent. Benacerraf was one of the first Latin American filmmakers to study at IDHEC (Institut des hautes études  ...more
  • Dec. at 55 (1920-1976)

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksThe Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon

    Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, 17 May 1920 - 26 April 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture. He worked in the newspaper El  ...more
  • 14

    Armando Reverón

    Dec. at 65 (1889-1954)

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksArmando Reverón

    Armando Reverón (1889–1954) was a Venezuelan painter and sculptor, precursor of Arte Povera and considered one of the most important of the 20th century in Latin America. While his mental health  ...more
  • Dec. at 66 (1906-1973)

    BirthplaceFrance, Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès

    NationalityVenezuela, France

    WorksPapillon, The Butterfly Affair, Papillon (Easy Readers - French - Level 1), Banco, Papillon

    Henri Charrière (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi ʃaʁjɛʁ]; 16 November 1906 – 29 July 1973) was a French writer, convicted as a murderer by the French courts. He wrote the novel Papillon, a memoir of  ...more
  • 16

    Calogero Salvo

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksLa Guajira

    Calogero Salvo is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.
  • 17

    Tui T. Sutherland

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Venezuela, South America, Capital District, Caracas

    NationalityVenezuela, United States of America

    WorksThe Quest Begins, So This Is How It Ends, The Dark Secret, The Brightest Night, Pirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren Court

    Tui T. Sutherland, also known as T. T. Sutherland (born July 31, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan-American children's book author who has also written under the pen name Heather Williams.  ...more
  • 18

    Román Chalbaud

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceMérida, Mérida, Venezuela


    WorksEl Pez que Fuma, Cuando quiero llorar no lloro

    Román Chalbaud is a Venezuelan film director and screenwriter. His 1975 film La quema de Judas was entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.  ...more
  • 19

    Carlos P. Beltrán

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksVoluntad & Paz

    Carlos P. Beltrán is a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.
  • Dec. at 67 (1911-1978)

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    Guillermo Meneses (Caracas, 15 December 1911 - Porlamar, Nueva Esparta, 29 December 1978) was a Venezuelan writer, playwright, and journalist. He was the author of La Balandra 'Isabel' llegó esta  ...more
  • 21

    José Ignacio Cabrujas

    Dec. at 58 (1937-1995)

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksAmaneció de golpe, El Pez que Fuma, La quema de Judas

    José Ignacio Cabrujas is a film writer.  ...more
  • 22

    Eduardo Rodriguez

    Eduardo Rodriguez is a film director, editor and screenwriter.  ...more
  • BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    Armando José Sequera is a writer.  ...more
  • Dec. at 69 (1921-1990)

    BirthplaceClarines, Venezuela


    WorksLa parada de Maimós

    Alfredo Armas Alfonzo (6 August 1921 in Clarines, Anzoátegui, Venezuela, - 9 November 1990 in Caracas, Venezuela) was a Venezuelan writer, critic, editor and historian, well known throughout Latin  ...more
  • 25

    Andrés Rodriguez

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela


    WorksA Breach in the Silence

    Andrés Rodriguez is a film director and screenwriter.