Early Latino American Literature:
- Tomas Rivera, Luis Valdez, and Rudolfo Anaya are among the pioneers of Chicano literature in the U.S.
- Oscar Hijuelos was the first Latino American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Sandra Cisneros was the first Chicana writer to have her work published with a major (mainstream) publishing house, when Vintage Press published her novel The House on Mango Street and Randomhouse backed her novel Woman Hollering Creek.
Contemporary Latino American Literature:
- Isabel Allende, Rudolfo Anaya, Giannina Braschi, Junot Diaz, Jovita Gonzalez de Mireles, Micol Ostow, Richard Rodriguez, Ruben Salazar, George Santayana, Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez, Victor Villasenor, Oscar Zeta Acosta, Julia Alvarez, Fernando Cabrera, Hoarcio Pena Sigrid Nunez.