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List of Cuban American Writers

This is a list of the most notable Cuban-American writers.

Name Year of birth/death Portrait Notes
Alex Abella 1950- Mystery/crime novelist, non-fiction writer, and journalist
Agustín Acosta Bello [es][1] 1886-1979
Iván Acosta Playwright; works include El Super (movie version 1979) and Un cubiche en la luna (1989)[2]
Mercedes de Acosta 1893-1968 Mercedes de Acosta.jpg
Armando Alvarez Bravo[1] 1938-
Robert Arellano 1969- Novelist; works include Havana Lunar (2010 Edgar Award finalist) and Havana Libre (2017).
Reinaldo Arenas[3] 1943-1990
René Ariza 1940-1994
Octavio Armand [es] 1946- Poet[2]
Joaquín Badajoz 1972- Joaquín Badajoz.jpg Poet, author, essayist (North American Academy of the Spanish Language, fellow member)
Jesús J. Barquet[4]
José Barreiro[5] 1948-
Ruth Behar[6] 1956- Ruth Behar.jpg
Juana Borrero[1] 1877-1896 Juana Borrero.jpg Poet
Gaspar Betancourt Cisneros [de][7] 1803-1866
Richard Blanco[5] 1968- American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer
Bonifacio Byrne[1] 1861-1936 Poet
Rafael Campo[3] 1964- Physician and author
Yanitzia Canetti 1967-
Jose Manuel Carbonell 1880-1968 "Poet, politician, diplomat, and scholar"[1]
Alejo Carpentier 1904-1980 Alejocarpentier.jpg
Lourdes Casal 1938-1981 Poet[2]
Sandra M. Castillo[5] Poet
Adrian Castro [5] 1967- Poet
Daína Chaviano 1957- Novelist, poet, and award-winning novelist of Azorín Prize for Best Novel (Spain), among other international awards.
Migdia Chinea-Varela 1971-
Rene Cifuentes[4]
Miguel Correa[4]
Nilo Cruz 1960- Playwright[3]
Angel Cuadra[1] 1931- Poet
Silvia Curbelo 1955- [5]
Belkis Cuza Malé[1] 1942-
Frederick A. de Armas 1945- Literary scholar and novelist; novels include El abra del Yumurí (2016)
Miguel A. De La Torre 1958-
Carmen Agra Deedy
Pura del Prado[1] 1931-1996[8]
Carlos Eire 1950- Memoirist[3]
Margarita Engle[6] 1951-
Amando Fernandez 1949-1994 "Poet and teacher"[1]
Frank Fernández 1934-
Roberto G. Fernández[3] 1951-
Eugenio Florit[1] 1903-1999
María Irene Fornés 1930- María Irene Fornés (2012).jpg
Paula Fox 1923-2017
Carlos Franqui 1921-2010 CarlosyPoema2.JPG
Cristina García[3] 1958-
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera[3] 1949-
Miguel Garcia Ramos[4]
Valentina L. Garza
Jorge Enrique González Pacheco 1969- Poet
Ibis Gómez-Vega 1952- Novelist
Celedonio González Novelist; works include Los primos (1971) and Los cuatro embajadores (1973)[2]
Jorge Guitart[5] Poet
Andrea O'Reilly Herrera[5] Novelist, academic [1]
Oscar Hijuelos[3] 1951-2013
Carolina Hospital[1] 1957- [9]
Enrique Labrador Ruiz[1] 1902-1991
Ivonne Lamazares[1] Novelist, academic [2]
Robert Lima Poet, playwright and literary critic; grandson of Cuban patriot Col. Alfredo Lima Tardiff
Melinda Lopez Playwright[3]
Eduardo Machado[3] 1953-
José Martí[3] 1853-1895 MartiJohnManuel K TRestauration.jpg
Dionisio D. Martinez[5] 1956-
Pablo Medina 1960- Poet[2]
Ana Menéndez 1970-
Carlos Montenegro [gl][1] 1900-1981
Matías Montes Huidobro [es] 1931- Novelist; works include Desterrados al fuego (1975)[2]
Gean Moreno 1972- [5]
Martin Morúa Delgado[1] 1857-1910[10]
Elías Miguel Muñoz 1954- [5] Poet and novelist, author of Crazy Love (1988) and The Greatest Performance (1991), as well as works in Spanish[2]
Anaïs Nin 1903-1977
Lino Novás Calvo [es] 1903-1983 Novelist; works include Maneras de contar (1970)[2]
Ana Rosa Núñez[1] 1926-1999 Poet, librarian
Achy Obejas[3] 1956-
Mirta Ojito[4]
Herberto Padilla[1] 1932-2000
Martha Padilla[1] 1928-2004[11] Poet
Ricardo Pau-Llosa 1954- Poet[3]
Luis de la Paz [es][4]
Manuel Pereiras García 1950-
Hilda Perera[1] 1926- [12]
Anthony Perez[1] 1969-
Gustavo Pérez Firmat "Poet, memoirist, literary critic"[3]
Carlos Pintado 1974- Author, playwright and award-winning poet of Sant Jordi International Prize for Poetry
Juana Rosa Pita[1] 1939-
Dolores Prida 1943-2013 Playwright; English-language works include those collected in Beautiful Señoritas and Other Plays (1991)[2]
Jorge Reyes 1972-2015
Beatriz Rivera[5] Novelist
Isel Rivero Poet[2]
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés[3] Poet, academic [3]
Antonio Sacre 1968-
José Sánchez-Boudy Poet[2]
Pedro Santacilia [es][7] 1826-1910
Virgil Suárez 1962- Novelist, poet[3]
Diego Vicente Tejera[1] 1848-1903[13]
Piri Thomas 1928-2011
Miguel Teurbe Tolón[7] 1820-1857 Miguel Teurbe Tolón.png
Omar Torres Novelist; works include Apenas un bolero (1981), Al partir (1986), and Fallen Angels Sing (1991)[2]
Carmelita Tropicana
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez 1969-
Roberto Valero[4]
Félix Varela[1] 1788-1853 The V. Rev. Felix Varela, D.D.jpg
Charlie Vázquez 1971-
Marisella Veiga[1] 1957-
Dan Vera
Carlos Victoria [es][4]
Cirilo Villaverde[7] 1812-1894
Rubén Martínez Villena[1] 1899-1934 Rubén Martínez Villena.jpg
José Yglesias[5] 1919-1995
Juan Clemente Zenea[7] 1832-1871

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Hospital 1996.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Marc Zimmerman, U.S. Latino Literature: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography, MARCH/Abrazo, 1992.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Ortíz 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Donaldo W. Urioste; et al. (2017). Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-7549-2.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Suárez 1996.
  6. ^ a b Álvarez Borland 1998.
  7. ^ a b c d e Lazo 2005.
  8. ^ Vicki L. Ruiz; Virginia Sánchez Korrol, eds. (2006). Latinas in the United States: a Historical Encyclopedia. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-11169-2.
  9. ^ "Carolina Hospital, 1957-". WorldCat. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Martín Morúa Delgado". EcuRed (in Spanish). Cuba: Joven Club de Computación [es]. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Martha Padilla". USA: Cintas Foundation. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Hilda Perera (Cuba) (1926-)". Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape. Washington, DC: US Library of Congress. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Diego Vicente Tejera". EcuRed (in Spanish). Cuba. Retrieved 2017.

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