American author of 'The Devil's Dictionary' and 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' who is said to have mysteriously disappeared in 1913 while in Mexico to witness the Mexican Revolution.
American Beat writer who lived in Mexico City from 1949-1951, until fleeing the country in the aftermath of the shooting of his common-law wife Joan Vollmer in a game of drunken 'William Tell'.
American poet known for his epic poem 'The Bridge' who lived the last part of his life in Mexico, intending to write an epic work on Mexican history. No relation to the more famous Stephen, author of 'The Open Boat', who briefly served as a newspaper correspondent in Mexico.
British author who spent 2 months in Mexico in 1938 to witness the effects of the government's anti-Catholic policies. The visit later provided material for his Mexican-set novel 'The Power and the Glory'.
African-American poet of 'A Dream Deferred', who lived in Mexico City for the winter of 1934-1935, rooming with photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. As well, he had earlier lived a year in Mexico with his expatriate father.
British author who traveled extensively in Mexico, producing the travel book 'Beyond the Mexique Bay'. Also known for his psychedelic drug experimentation and novel 'Brave New World'.
Major British author whose work was frequently the target of obscenity charges. While in voluntary exile based in the American Southwest, his extended visits in Lake Chapala and Oaxaca provided material for his novel 'The Plumed Serpent'.
British author who wrote the autobiographically-tinged 'Under the Volcano' while living in Cuernavaca, which was fictionalized as the town of Quauhnahuac in the novel.
American author of' 'Ship of Fools' (which begins in Mexico) and 'Pale Horse, Pale Rider'. She visited Mexico four times between 1920 and 1931, the last time residing a year. Mexico features in many of her short stories, including 'Flowering Judas'.
American Communist and author of 'Ten Days that Shook the World' who spent four months as an embedded journalist with Pancho Villa's army during the Mexican Revolution. Subject of the film 'Reds'.
One of the foremost American authors, writer of 'The Sea of Cortez', which details a marine expedition off the coast of Baja California with his friend, the biologist Ed Ricketts. Baja California was later revisited in his story 'The Pearl'.
The mysterious author of 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' and 'The Death Ship', whose true identity has been the subject of much dispute, though he is thought to have been a German national living in Mexico.