Famous Dominican Writers

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Junot Díaz
(Best Known for His Novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.")

Junot Díaz
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Birthdate: December 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Junot Díaz is a Dominican-American writer who works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a creative writing professor. He is also known for his association with the quarterly political and literary magazine Boston Review, where he works as a fiction editor. In 2017, he was made an inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Juan Pablo Duarte
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Birthdate: January 26, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: July 15, 1876

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Juan Bosch
(Politician)

Juan Bosch
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Birthdate: June 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Vega, Dominican Republic
Died: November 1, 2001
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Salome Urena
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Birthdate: October 21, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: March 6, 1898

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José Núñez de Cáceres
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Birthdate: March 14, 1772
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: September 11, 1846

Dominican author and politician José Núñez de Cáceres was behind the creation of the short-lived state of Spanish Haiti, which was taken over by Haiti after 2 months. He spent his later years in Venezuela and Mexico. He was also one of the first Creole fabulists and owned a satirical newspaper.

José Guillermo Cortines
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Birthdate: December 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Jaime Colson
(Painter)

Jaime Colson
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Birthdate: January 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Died: November 20, 1975
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Pedro Henriquez Urena
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Birthdate: June 29, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: May 11, 1946

Ramón Marrero Aristy
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Birthdate: June 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Rafael de Yuma, Dominican Republic
Died: July 17, 1959

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Pedro Mir
(Poet)

Pedro Mir
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Birthdate: June 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Died: July 11, 2000

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Angie Cruz
(Novelist)

Angie Cruz
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Birthdate: February 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

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Phyllis Shand Allfrey
(Writer best known for her first novel, The Orchid House (1953))

Phyllis Shand Allfrey
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Birthdate: October 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roseau, Dominica
Died: February 4, 1986

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Adam Starchild
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Birthdate: September 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minnesota, United States
Died: September 22, 2006