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Famous Writers from Venezuela

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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
age 39
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
Dec. 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
age 56
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
age 45
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
age 68
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
age 53
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
age 47
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
age 63
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
age 56
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
age 80
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
Dec. 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 93
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 64
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 41
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 88
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 33
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 66
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
Dec. 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 45
Andrés Rodriguez is a film director and screenwriter.