Famous Haitian Writers

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Edwidge Danticat
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Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Apparently, Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, known for books such as Breath, Eyes, Memory, had begun writing to escape the bullying she faced because of her Haitian ways after she moved to the U.S. as a young girl. Although her parents wanted her to study medicine, she took up French literature.

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Antenor Firmin
(Anthropologist)

Antenor Firmin
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Birthdate: October 18, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: September 19, 1911

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Dany Laferrière
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Birthdate: April 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Jacques Roumain
(Writer, Politician)

Jacques Roumain
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Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: August 18, 1944

Josaphat-Robert Large
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Birthdate: November 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jérémie, Haiti
Died: October 28, 2017

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Frankétienne
(Writer, Painter)

Frankétienne
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Birthdate: April 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ravine-Sèche, Haiti

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Ibi Zoboi
(Writer)

Ibi Zoboi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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René Depestre
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Birthdate: August 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti

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Oswald Durand
(Journalist, Writer)

Oswald Durand
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Birthdate: September 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: April 22, 1906

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Jacques Stephen Alexis
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Birthdate: April 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gonaïves, Haiti
Died: April 22, 1961

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Boisrond-Tonnerre
(Writer, Historian)

Boisrond-Tonnerre
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Birthdate: June 6, 1776
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torbeck, Haiti
Died: October 24, 1806

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Justin Lhérisson
(Writer, Lawyer)

Justin Lhérisson
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Birthdate: February 10, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: November 15, 1907

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Georges Sylvain
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Birthdate: April 2, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Plata
Died: 1925 AD

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Maurice Sixto
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Birthdate: May 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gonaives, Haiti
Died: May 12, 1984

Jules Solime Milscent
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Birthdate: 1778 AD
Birthplace: Grande-Rivière-du-Nord
Died: May 7, 1842

Pompee Valentin Vastey
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Birthdate: 1781 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Domingue
Died: September 30, 1820

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Massillon Coicou
(Poet, Novelist)

Massillon Coicou
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Birthdate: October 9, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: March 15, 1908

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Assotto Saint
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Birthdate: October 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Les Cayes, Haiti
Died: June 29, 1994

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Lyonel Trouillot
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Birthdate: December 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Odette Roy Fombrun
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Birthdate: June 13, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Antoine Dupré
(Poet, Playwright)

Antoine Dupré
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Birthdate: 1782 AD
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: 1816 AD

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Dimitry Elias Léger
(Novelist, Journalist)

Dimitry Elias Léger
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Birthdate: September 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Évelyne Trouillot
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Birthdate: January 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Yanick Lahens
(Writer, Educator)

Yanick Lahens
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Birthdate: December 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Louis-Philippe Dalembert
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Birthdate: December 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Michèle Montas
(Journalist, Writers)

Michèle Montas
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Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Etzer Vilaire
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Birthdate: April 7, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jérémie
Died: May 22, 1951

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Ida Faubert
(Writer)

Ida Faubert
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Birthdate: February 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: July 23, 1969

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Solon Ménos
(Author, Politician)

Solon Ménos
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Birthdate: March 9, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anse-a-Veau, Haiti
Died: October 14, 1918

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Coriolan Ardouin
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Birthdate: December 11, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: July 12, 1835

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Juste Chanlatte
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Birthdate: 1766 AD
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: 1828 AD

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Marie Vieux-Chauvet
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Birthdate: September 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: June 19, 1973

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Gary Klang
(Poet, Novelist)

Gary Klang
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Birthdate: December 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haitian-Canadian poet and author Gary Klang had escaped from the reign of Haitian dictator Duvalier and moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne University. He then moved to Canada and taught for a while, before becoming a translator and then, finally, a writer. His works include Toute terre est prison.