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List of famous writers from Ecuador, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ecuador is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Ecuadorian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Ecuador and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Writers include everything from Iván Carvajal to Fanny Carrión de Fierro.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Ecuadorian writers?" and "Which writers are from Ecuador?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Ecuador in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Ecuador, but they're all of Ecuador descent.
Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
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Michael Craig "Mike" Judge, is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, musician, and cartoonist. He created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill and co-created the television sitcom Silicon Valley. He wrote and directed the films ...more

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Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: United States of America

Works: Office Space, Idiocracy, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, Extract

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Sebastián Cordero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
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Sebastián Cordero


Sebastián Cordero is an Ecuadorian film director, screenwriter and editor, often recognized for his work in Ratas, Ratones, Rateros, Crónicas, and Europa Report. His films have been exhibited in festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival among others. ...more

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Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Works: Rage, Crónicas, Fisherman


Ernesto Quiñonez is an American novelist. His work received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers designation, the Borders Bookstore Original New Voice selection, and was declared a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. ...more

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Birthplace: Ecuador

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico, Ecuador

Works: Bodega dreams, Chango's fire

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Juan Sebastián Jácome


Juan Sebastián Jácome is a screenwriter, film director, film producer and an actor. ...more

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Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Works: Cargo Truck, Route of The Moon