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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.

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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Wilmer Valderrama age 38 Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama is an American actor, singer, dancer, producer and television personality, known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show, hosting the MTV series Yo Momma, and ...more

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Arturo Uslar Pietri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Arturo Uslar Pietri Died at 95 (1906-2001) Arturo Uslar Pietri, was a Venezuelan intellectual, lawyer, journalist, writer, television producer and politician.

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Moisés Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Moisés Kaufman age 55 Moisés Kaufman is a playwright, director and founder of Tectonic Theater Project. He is best known for writing The Laramie Project with other members of Tectonic Theater Project. He is ...more

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Sebastian Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Sebastian Gutierrez age 44 Sebastian Gutierrez is a film director, screenwriter and film producer. known for writing the screenplays to the films Gothika, Snakes On A Plane, The Eye and The Big Bounce, and writing and ...more

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Fina Torres is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Fina Torres age 67 Fina Torres is a Venezuelan film director. Born in Caracas, she became known by winning la Caméra d'Or award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival with her directorial debut film, Oriana. She ...more

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Franco de Peña is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Franco de Peña age 52 Franco de Peña is a polish-venezuelan film director.

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Andrés Duque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Andrés Duque age 46 Andrés Duque is a film director, cinematographer, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.

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Pablo Fenjves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Pablo Fenjves age 62 Pablo F. Fenjves is a screenwriter and ghostwriter based in Los Angeles, California. His screenwriting credits include Man on a Ledge, released in January, 2012, and a string of television ...more

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Tarek Saab is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Tarek Saab age 55 Tarek William Saab is a Lebanese-Venezuelan politician, lawyer and poet. He is a prominent Latin-Arab human rights activist and a leader of the Fifth Republic Movement party founded by Hugo ...more

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Víctor Maldonado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Víctor Maldonado age 79 Víctor Maldonado Flores is a retired track and field athlete from Venezuela. He competed in the hurdling events. Maldonado represented his native country at three consecutive Summer ...more

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Rómulo Gallegos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Rómulo Gallegos Died at 85 (1884-1969) Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in ...more

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Margot Benacerraf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Margot Benacerraf age 92 Margot Benacerraf is a Venezuelan director of Moroccan Jewish descent. Benacerraf studied at IDHEC in Paris. Her two most well-known films are the documentaries Reverón and Araya. ...more

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Aquiles Nazoa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Aquiles Nazoa Died at 56 (1920-1976) Aquiles Nazoa was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture. He worked in the newspaper El Universal as a packer, later ...more

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Armando Reverón is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Armando Reverón Died at 65 (1889-1954) Armandro Reverón Armando Reverón was a painter and sculptor in Venezuela of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and arguably the most influential exponent of Venezuelan ...more

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Henri Charrière is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Henri Charrière Died at 67 (1906-1973) Henri Charrière was a French criminal and writer. Convicted as a murderer by the French courts, he is known as the author of Papillon, a memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a ...more

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Calogero Salvo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Calogero Salvo age 63 Calogero Salvo is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Tui T. Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Tui T. Sutherland age 40 Tui T. Sutherland, also known as T. T. Sutherland is a Venezuelan-American children's book author who has also written under the pen name Heather Williams. She shares another pen name, Erin ...more

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Román Chalbaud is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Román Chalbaud age 87 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.

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Carlos P. Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Carlos P. Beltrán age 32 Carlos P. Beltrán is a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Guillermo Meneses is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Guillermo Meneses Died at 67 (1911-1978) Guillermo Meneses was a Venezuelan writer, playwright, and journalist. He was the author of La Balandra 'Isabel' llegó esta tarde and Campeones, among other works. His awards and honors ...more

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José Ignacio Cabrujas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
José Ignacio Cabrujas Died at 58 (1937-1995) José Ignacio Cabrujas is a film writer.

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Eduardo Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Eduardo Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez is a film director, editor and screenwriter.

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Armando José Sequera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Armando José Sequera age 65 Armando José Sequera is a writer.

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Alfredo Armas Alfonzo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Alfredo Armas Alfonzo Died at 69 (1921-1990) Alfredo Armas Alfonzo was a Venezuelan writer, critic, editor and historian, well known throughout Latin America. He was a master of the modern fable, a precursor of what soon would be called ...more

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Andrés Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Andrés Rodriguez age 44 Andrés Rodriguez is a film director and screenwriter.

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Ana Moreno is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Ana Moreno Ana Moreno is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Chusy Haney-Jardine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Chusy Haney-Jardine Chusy Haney-Jardine is a film director, film editor, and screenwriter.

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Tomás Straka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Tomás Straka age 46 Tomás Helmut Straka Medina, is a Venezuelan professor of History and researcher at the Andrés Bello Catholic University, author of La Voz de los Vencidos, Hechos y gente, Historia ...more

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Mariano Picón Salas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Mariano Picón Salas Died at 64 (1901-1965) Mariano Federico Picón Salas, an influential Venezuelan diplomatic, cultural critic and writer of the 20th century, was born in Mérida on January 26, 1901 and died in Caracas on ...more

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Guillermo Morón is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Guillermo Morón age 92 Guillermo Morón Montero, is a Venezuelan writer and historian. Guillermo Morón has won awards including the Municipal Prize of Literature, and the National Prize for Literature.

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Rafael Arráiz Lucca is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Rafael Arráiz Lucca age 59 Rafael Arráiz Lucca, is a Venezuelan essayist, poet, historian and professor. Arraiz Lucca is professor in the Metropolitan University of Caracas. Since 2001, has been in charge of the ...more

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Rubén Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Rubén Cedeño age 66 Rubén Cedeño, is a Venezuelan musician, composer, painter, writer and speaker on metaphysical subjects. He was a disciple of Conny Méndez, who in 1946 founded the ...more

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Teresa de la Parra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Teresa de la Parra Died at 47 (1889-1936) Teresa de la Parra was a Venezuelan novelist.

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Yucef Merhi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Yucef Merhi age 41 Yucef Merhi is a Venezuelan artist, poet and computer programmer, based in New York. He is the pioneer of Digital Art in Venezuela.

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Charles Brewer-Carías is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Charles Brewer-Carías age 80 Charles Brewer-Carías is a Venezuelan explorer and naturalist. Known as the "Humboldt of the twentieth century", Brewer-Carías has led more than 200 expeditions to remote ...more

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Juan Liscano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Juan Liscano Died at 87 (1914-2001) Juan Liscano Velutini was a Venezuelan poet, folklorist, writer and critic. Director of Monte Ávila Editores, among his poetic work emphasizes: Nuevo mundo Orinoco, Cármenes and ...more

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Andrés Mata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Andrés Mata Died at 61 (1870-1931) Andrés Mata was a Venezuelan poet, writer and journalist. He is considered a poet of modernist trend, who did not resign to Romanticism completely.

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Marcel Rasquin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Marcel Rasquin Marcel Rasquin is a Venezuelan film director. He directed the 2010 film Hermano. The film won the Golden George at the Moscow International Film Festival and was selected as the Venezuelan entry ...more

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Julio Calcaño is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Julio Calcaño Died at 79 (1840-1919) Julio Calcaño is a writer.

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Adriano González León is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Adriano González León Died at 77 (1931-2008) Adriano González León was a Venezuelan writer who is known in his country for the novel País Portátil, widely regarded as the premier Venezuelan novel of the latter ...more

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Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera Died at 80 (1913-1993) Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera was a Venezuelan musician, composer and writer. Director of several orchestras and the founder of The National Typical Orchestra, he was also for twenty years ...more

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Clotilde de Arvelo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Clotilde de Arvelo Died at 72 (1887-1959) Clotilde de Arvelo is a writer.

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Salvador Garmendia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Salvador Garmendia Died at 73 (1928-2001) Salvador Garmendia Graterón was a notable Venezuelan author, awarded in 1972 with the National Prize for Literature. In 1989 received the Juan Rulfo Prize for Tan desnuda como una

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Cristina Marcano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Cristina Marcano age 58 Cristina Marcano, is a noted biographer of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Along with Alberto Barrera Tyszka, she authored Hugo Chávez Sin Uniforme: Una Historia Personal, ...more

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Enrique Moya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Enrique Moya age 60 Enrique Moya is a Venezuelan poet, fiction writer, literary translator, essayist and critic of music and literature. He has published work in diverse literary genres in newspapers and magazines ...more

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Francisco Herrera Luque is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Francisco Herrera Luque Died at 64 (1927-1991) Francisco José Herrera Luque was a Venezuelan writer, psychiatrist and diplomat. He is the author of several well-known historical novels, including: Boves, el Urogallo, Los Amos del ...more

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Ana Enriqueta Terán is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Ana Enriqueta Terán age 100 Ana Enri queta Terán is a Venezuelan poet. She is one of the well known Venezuelan poets, especially because of her special use of words. Terán has written in several publications ...more

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Federico Vegas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Federico Vegas age 68

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Juan Antonio Pérez Bonalde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
Juan Antonio Pérez Bonalde Died at 46 (1846-1892) Juan Antonio Pérez Bonalde was a Venezuelan translator and poet. He is buried in the National Pantheon of Venezuela.

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José Jesús Villa Pelayo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Venezuela
José Jesús Villa Pelayo age 56 José Jesús Villa Pelayo is a Venezuelan poet, essayist, lawyer and political analyst. He has written the followings books: Una hiedra negra para Sashne. 1990, Nueva York. 1992, ...more