List of Puerto Rican writers

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This is a list of Puerto Rican literary figures, including poets, novelists, short story authors, and playwrights. It includes people who were born in Puerto Rico, people who are of Puerto Rican ancestry, and many long-term residents and/or immigrants who have made Puerto Rico their home, and who are recognized for their literary work. New entries must be placed in alphabetical order and follow the formatting for the list.


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  • Manuel Abreu Adorno (1955–1984)[1]
  • Rafael Acevedo (born 1960), poet, playwright, fiction writer[1]
  • Alfredo M. Aguayo Educator and writer
    Established the first laboratory of child psychology at the University of Havana[2]
  • Jack Agüeros, author, playwright, poet and translator.[3]
  • Dr. Miguel Algarín, poet, writer
    Co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.[4]
  • Dr. Manuel A. Alonso, poet and author
    Considered by many to be the first Puerto Rican writer of notable importance.[5]
  • Silvia Álvarez Curbelo, writer and historian.[6]
  • Alba Ambert, novelist
    Ambert in 1996, became the first Hispanic author to win the Carey McWilliams Award for Multicultural Literature, presented by the Multicultural Review, for her novel :A Perfect Silence”.[7]
  • Pedro I. Aponte Vázquez, historian, journalist, social scientist, professor and writer.[8][9]
    Author of ¡Yo Acuso! Tortura y Asesinato de Don Pedro Albizu Campos.;[10] Pedro Albizu Campos: Su persecución por el F.B.I.;[11] Crónica de un encubrimiento: Albizu Campos y el caso Rhoads.;[12] Locura por decreto: El papel de Luis Muñoz Marín y José Trías Monge en el diagnóstico de locura de don Pedro Albizu Campos.;[13] El ataque Nacionalista a La Fortaleza;[14] The Unsolved Case of Dr. Cornelius P. Rhoads: An Indictment.;[15] Transición [short stories];[16] La hacienda;[17] “Necator Americanus: O sobre la fisiología del caso Rhoads”[18]
  • Dr. Delma S. Arrigoitia, historian, author
    Arrigoitia was the first person in the University of Puerto Rico to earn a Masters Degree in the field of history. In 2010, her book, "Puerto Rico Por Encima de Todo: Vida y Obra de Antonio R. Barcelo, 1868–1938", was recognized among the best in the category of "research and criticism" and awarded a first place prize by the Ateneo Puertorriqueño.[19]
  • Francisco Arriví, writer, poet, and playwright
    Arriví known as "The Father of the Puerto Rican Theater".[20]
  • Rane Arroyo, poet, playwright and scholar[21]

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O[edit]

  • Judith Ortiz Cofer, poet, writer and essayist.[94]
  • Micol Ostow, author
    Ostow wrote of "Mind Your Manners, Dick and Jane". Her novel, "Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa", was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age.[95]
  • Dr. José Gualberto Padilla a.k.a. "El Caribe" poet[96]
  • Luis Palés Matos, poet of Afro-Caribbean themes; author of "Tuntún de pasa y grifería" and "Pueblo negro"[97]
  • Dr. Antonio S. Pedreira, writer and educator
    Pedreira's most important book was "Insularismo", in which he explores the meaning of being Puerto Rican.[98]

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See also[edit]

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  • Callahan, Laura. Spanish/English Codeswitching in a Written Corpus. John Benjamins Publishing, 2004.
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  • López Baralt, Mercedes. Literatura Puertorriqueña del Siglo XX: Antología. San Juan: EDUPR, 2004.
  • Martínez Márquez, Alberto, and Mario Cancel. El límite volcado. Antología de la Generación de Poetas de los Ochenta. San Juan: Isla Negra, 2000.
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