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List of the most popular authors from Argentina, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Argentinian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Argentinian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Osvaldo Soriano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
El ojo de la patria, Quartéis de Inverno, No Habra Mas Pena Ni Olvidos
Osvaldo Soriano was an Argentine journalist and writer.
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Jorge Luis Borges is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Dreamtigers, The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths, Ficciones
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature. His work embraces the ...more
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Julio Cortázar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Hopscotch, Las Armas Secretas, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds
Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar ...more
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Roberto Fontanarrosa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
El Area 18 / The 18 Area, El Segundo Sexo De Fontanarro, Cuentos de Futbol Argentino
Roberto Alfredo Fontanarrosa, known popularly as El Negro Fontanarrosa, was an Argentine cartoonist and writer. During his extended career Fontanarrosa became one of the most acclaimed ...more
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Manuel Puig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Pubis Angelical, Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth
Manuel Puig was an Argentine author. Among his best known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth, Boquitas pintadas, and El beso de la mujer araña, which was made into a film by ...more
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William Henry Hudson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
The Purple Land, El ombu, Idle days in Patagonia
William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist.
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Lalo Schifrin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Mission impossible
Lalo Schifrin is an Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the "Theme from Mission: Impossible". He has received four ...more
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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Guerrilla Warfare, Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War, Obras escogidas
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major ...more
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Daniel Barenboim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Parallels and Paradoxes, A Life in Music, Una Vida Para La Musica
Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served ...more
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María Elena Walsh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Mona Jacinta, La, Los Tres Morrongos
María Elena Walsh was an Argentine poet, novelist, musician, playwright, writer and composer, mainly known for her songs and books for children, who has been considered a "living ...more
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Adolfo Bioy Casares is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
The Invention of Morel, Antología de la Literatura Fantástica, La Otra Aventura
Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator. He was a friend and frequent collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, and wrote what many ...more
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Mario Bunge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Sistemas Sociales Y Filosofia, Social Science under Debate, Intuicion y Razon
Mario Augusto Bunge is an Argentine philosopher, philosopher of science and physicist mainly active in Canada.
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Ernesto Sabato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
The Tunnel, On Heroes and Tombs, El Dragon Y LA Princesa
Ernesto Sabato was an Argentine writer, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic literature" and "became very ...more
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Leopoldo Lugones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
La Guerra Gaucha, Las montañas del oro, Leopold Lugones--Selected Writings
Leopoldo Lugones Argüello was an Argentine writer and journalist.
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Copi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
L' Uruguayen, Une Langouste pour deux, Le bal des folles
Raúl Damonte Botana, better known by the nom de plume Copi, was an Argentine writer, cartoonist, and playwright who spent most of his career in Paris.
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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Viajes: Europa, Africa, América
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and the seventh President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide range of genres and topics, from ...more
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Edgardo Cozarinsky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
La Fiancée d'Odessa, El rufián moldavo, The bride from Odessa
Edgardo Cozarinsky is a writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his Spanish-language novel Vudú urbano.
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Eduardo Mallea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Posesión, Las aguilas, La Vida Blanca
Eduardo Mallea was an Argentine essayist, cultural critic, writer and diplomat. In 1931 he became editor of the literary magazine of La Nación.
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Silvina Ocampo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Los Dias de La Noche, Espacios métricos, Amarillo celeste
Silvina Ocampo Aguirre was an Argentine poet and short-fiction writer. Ocampo was born in Buenos Aires, the youngest of the six children of Manuel Ocampo and Ramona Aguirre. She was educated at ...more
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Luisa Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
El gato eficaz, Simetrías, Clara
Luisa Valenzuela is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer. Her writing is characterized by an experimental, avant-garde style which questions hierarchical social structures from a ...more
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Marcelo Birmajer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Derrotado Por un Muerto, Mitos y Recuerdos, UN Crimen Secundario
Marcelo Birmajer is an Argentine Jewish author. The grandson of Romanian, Polish, Lithuanian and Syrian immigrants. Best known for writing the script for the 2004 film El abrazo partido. ...more
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César Aira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
How I Became a Nun, Ghosts, El Relato De LA Monja
César Aira is an Argentine writer and translator, and an exponent of Argentine contemporary literature. Aira has published over eighty short books of stories, novels and essays. In fact, ...more
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Tomás Eloy Martínez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Santa Evita, Lugar común, la muerte
Tomás Eloy Martínez was an Argentine journalist and writer.
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Eva Perón is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Mi Mensaje, Eva Perón: su palabra, su pensamiento y su acción
María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón, or ...more
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José Hernández is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Hermanos Sean Unidos, Los - Martin Fierro/Facundo, Conquered Peoples in America
José Hernández was an Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as the author of the epic poem Martín Fierro. Hernández, whose ancestry was a mix of ...more