This is a list of famous people who are or were refugees
. It also includes the children of refugees. The people are ordered according to the field in which they made their names.
Fashion and Design
Music and Dance
Psychology and Philosophy
LuaLua- liverpool player was a refugee
TV and Film
Writing and Publishing
- Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - journalist and author, and a Ugandan refugee
- Isabel Allende - author of The House of Spirits. She is a Chilean refugee who fled after receiving death threats following the overthrow of her father's cousin, Salvador Allende
- Elias Canetti - a Bulgarian refugee, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.
- Joseph Conrad - author of Heart of Darkness and a refugee.
- Anne Frank, as a child she fled from Nazi Germany to the Netherlands.
- Karen Gershon - as a child she fled from Nazi Germany to Great Britain.
- Michael Hamburger - as a child he fled from Nazi Germany to London.
- Lord Paul Hamlyn CBE - a Jewish refugee from Germany. He was the founder of Octopus Publishing Group
- Victor Hugo - author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Due to his political beliefs, he was forced to flee France several times.
- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - novelist and film screenwriter - German-Jewish refugee
- Judith Kerr - children's writer - German-Jewish refugee
- Thomas Mann - winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. He moved from Germany to Switzerland and from there to the USA.
- Rigoberta Menchú - an author and Guatemalan refugee. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992
- Vladimir Nabokov - Russian author and lepidopterist. Escaped to Europe from the Russian Civil War and then to the United States from the advance of Nazi Germany.
- Ursula Owen - editor of Index on Censorship. She was a German refugee as a baby
- John O'Donnell-Rosales - Cuban author, poet and journalist, escaped from Cuba with the remnants of his family after years of persecution for their political and religious views.
- Reinaldo Arenas - Cuban novelist. Became a refugee in the USA after years of persecution for his sexuality and political ideas. His autobiography, Before Night Falls, was on the New York Times list of the ten best books of the year 1993 and was made into a film in 2000.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante - Cuban writer and journalist. Became a refugee in the UK. Honoured with the Cervantes Prize in 1997.
- Felix Salten - author of Bambi - Hungarian-born Jewish refugee from Nazis
- Samuel Ullman - German-born poet
- Loung Ung - a survivor of the Killing Fields of Cambodia, is an activist and author of the books, First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child.