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Famous Authors from Argentina

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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

Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina

Birthdate: 1943-01-06

Nationality: Argentina

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

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Birthdate: 1899

Nationality: Argentina

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (; Spanish: [ˈboɾxes] (listen); 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in ...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

Birthplace: Brussels, Ixelles, Belgium

Birthdate: 1914-08-26

Nationality: Belgium, Argentina

Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar American Spanish: [ˈxuljo koɾˈtasaɾ] (listen); (26 August 1914 – 12 February 1984) was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and ...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

Birthdate: 1944-11-26

Roberto Alfredo Fontanarrosa, known popularly as El Negro Fontanarrosa (November 26, 1944 in Rosario – July 19, 2007), was an Argentine cartoonist, comics artist and writer. During his extended ...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

Birthplace: General Villegas, DVD Region 4, South America, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1932

Nationality: Argentina

Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne (December 28, 1932 – July 22, 1990), commonly called Manuel Puig, was an Argentine author. Among his best-known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth ...more

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#146 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time #48 of 250 The Best Gay Authors

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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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Quilmes, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, + more

Birthdate: 1841

Nationality: Argentina, United Kingdom

William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) 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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1932

Nationality: Argentina

Boris Claudio "Lalo" Schifrin (born June 21, 1932) is an Argentine-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his large body of film and TV scores since ...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

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Birthdate: 1928-06-14

Nationality: Argentina

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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1942

Nationality: Palestinian National Authority, Argentina, Spain, Israel

Daniel Barenboim, KBE (German: [ˈbaːʁənbɔʏm]; Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים‎; born 15 November 1942) is a pianist and conductor who is a citizen of Argentina, Israel, Palestine, and Spain. The current ...more

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#1,481 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #82 of 158 The Best Pianists in the World #39 of 93 The Best Classical Pianists in the World

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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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Argentina, Southern Cone, Ramos Mejía

Birthdate: 1930

Nationality: Argentina

María Elena Walsh (1 February 1930 – 10 January 2011) was an Argentine poet, novelist, musician, playwright, writer and composer, mainly known for her songs and books for children, who ...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

Birthplace: Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Birthdate: 1914-09-15

Nationality: Argentina

Adolfo Bioy Casares (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðolfo ˈβjoi kaˈsaɾes]; September 15, 1914 – March 8, 1999) was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator. He was a friend and ...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

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Birthdate: 1919-09-21

Nationality: Canada, Argentina

Mario Augusto Bunge (; Spanish: [ˈbuŋxe]; born September 21, 1919) is an Argentine philosopher, philosopher of science and physicist who is 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

Birthplace: Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Birthdate: 1911-06-24

Nationality: Italy, Argentina

Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011) was an Argentine novelist, essayist, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic ...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

Birthplace: Villa de María del Río Seco, Argentina

Birthdate: 1874-06-13

Nationality: Argentina

Leopoldo Lugones Argüello (13 June 1874 – 18 February 1938) was an Argentine poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, historian, professor, translator, biographer, philologist, theologian, ...more
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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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1939

Nationality: Argentina

Raúl Damonte Botana (November 20, 1939, Buenos Aires – December 14, 1987, Paris), better known by the nom de plume Copi (French: [kɔpi]; from "copito de nieve", Spanish for ...more
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Domingo Faustino Sarmien... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Viajes: Europa, Africa, América

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, San Juan Province, Argentina, San Juan, Cuyo, + more

Birthdate: 1811

Nationality: Argentina

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (February 15, 1811 – September 11, 1888) was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and the seventh President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide ...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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1939

Nationality: France, Argentina

Edgardo Cozarinsky (Spanish pronunciation: [eðˈɣaɾðo kosaˈɾinski]; born 1939 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his Spanish-language novel
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Eduardo Mallea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Posesión, Las aguilas, La Vida Blanca

Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Birthdate: 1903-08-14

Nationality: Argentina

Eduardo Mallea (14 August 1903 in Bahía Blanca – 12 November 1982 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine essayist, cultural critic, writer and diplomat. In 1931 he became editor of the ...more
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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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1903

Nationality: Argentina

Silvina Ocampo Aguirre (July 28, 1903 – December 14, 1993) was an Argentine short story writer, poet, and artist. Ocampo's friend and collaborator Jorge Luis Borges called Ocampo "one of ...more
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Luisa Valenzuela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
El gato eficaz, Simetrías, Clara

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1938

Nationality: Argentina

Luisa Valenzuela (born November 26, 1938) is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer. Her writing is characterized by an experimental style which questions hierarchical social structures ...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

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Birthdate: 1966

Nationality: Argentina

Marcelo Birmajer (born November 29, 1966 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Jewish author. The grandson of Romanian, Polish, Lithuanian and Syrian immigrants. Best known for writing the script for ...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

Birthplace: Coronel Pringles, Argentina

Birthdate: 1949

Nationality: Argentina

César Aira (Argentine Spanish: [ˈse.saɾ ˈai.ɾa]; born 23 February 1949 in Coronel Pringles, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine writer and translator, and an exponent of Argentine ...more
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Tomás Eloy Mart&i... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Santa Evita, Lugar común, la muerte

Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Birthdate: 1934-07-16

Nationality: Argentina

Tomás Eloy Martínez (July 16, 1934 – January 31, 2010) 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

Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina

Birthdate: 1919

Nationality: Argentina

María Eva Duarte de Perón (UK: , US: , Spanish: [maˈɾi.a ˈeβa ˈðwaɾte ðe peˈɾon]; 7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón ...more

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José Herná... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Hermanos Sean Unidos, Los - Martin Fierro/Facundo, Conquered Peoples in America

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, San Martín, Buenos Aires, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, + more

Birthdate: 1834

Nationality: Argentina

José Hernández (born José Rafael Hernández y Pueyrredón; November 10, 1834 – October 21, 1886) was an Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as ...more