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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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This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Argentina?" and "Who are the best Argentinian authors?"

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  • 1

    Osvaldo Soriano

    El ojo de la patria, Quartéis de Inverno

    BirthplaceMar del Plata, Argentina



    Osvaldo Soriano was an Argentine journalist and writer....  more
  • 2

    Jorge Luis Borges

    Dreamtigers, The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, 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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    #7 of 171 The Best Short Story Writers of All Time#528 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

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    Julio Cortázar

    Hopscotch, Las Armas Secretas

    BirthplaceIxelles, Belgium


    NationalityBelgium, 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 essayist. Known as...  more
  • 4

    Roberto Fontanarrosa

    El Area 18 / The 18 Area, El Segundo Sexo De Fontanarro

    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina



    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
  • 5

    Manuel Puig

    Pubis Angelical, Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages

    BirthplaceGeneral Villegas, 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 (Betrayed by Rita...  more

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    #42 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#127 of 306 The Best Novelists of All Time

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    William Henry Hudson

    The Purple Land, El ombu

    BirthplaceQuilmes, Argentina


    NationalityArgentina, United Kingdom

    William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist....  more
  • 7

    Lalo Schifrin

    Mission impossible

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, 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 the 1950s,...  more


    #175 of 230 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#119 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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    Che Guevara

    Guerrilla Warfare, Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War

    BirthplaceRosario, 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 figure of the...  more

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    #665 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#166 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

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    Daniel Barenboim

    Parallels and Paradoxes, A Life in Music

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina


    NationalityArgentina, Spain, State of Palestine, 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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    #1478 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#85 of 159 The Best Pianists in the World

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    María Elena Walsh

    Mona Jacinta, La

    BirthplaceRamos Mejía, 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 has been...  more
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    Adolfo Bioy Casares

    The Invention of Morel, Antología de la Literatura Fantástica

    BirthplaceRecoleta, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 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 frequent...  more
  • 12

    Mario Bunge

    Sistemas Sociales Y Filosofia, Social Science under Debate

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina


    NationalityCanada, 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....  more
  • 13

    Ernesto Sabato

    The Tunnel, On Heroes and Tombs

    BirthplaceRojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina


    NationalityItaly, 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 literature"...  more
  • 14

    Leopoldo Lugones

    La Guerra Gaucha, Las montañas del oro

    BirthplaceVilla de María del Río Seco, Argentina



    Leopoldo Lugones Argüello (13 June 1874 – 18 February 1938) was an Argentine poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, historian, professor, translator, biographer, philologist, theologian, diplomat,...  more
  • 15


    L' Uruguayen, Une Langouste pour deux

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, 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 "little snowflake"), was...  more
  • 16

    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    Viajes: Europa, Africa

    BirthplaceSan Juan, 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
  • 17

    Edgardo Cozarinsky

    La Fiancée d'Odessa, El rufián moldavo

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina


    NationalityFrance, 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 Vudú urbano....  more
  • 18

    Eduardo Mallea

    Posesión, Las aguilas

    BirthplaceBahía Blanca, 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 literary magazine ...  more
  • 19

    Silvina Ocampo

    Los Dias de La Noche, Espacios métricos

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, 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 the greatest...  more
  • 20

    Luisa Valenzuela

    El gato eficaz, Simetrías

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 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 from...  more
  • 21

    Marcelo Birmajer

    Derrotado Por un Muerto, Mitos y Recuerdos

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, 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 the...  more
  • 22

    César Aira

    How I Became a Nun, Ghosts

    BirthplaceCoronel Pringles, 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 contemporary...  more
  • 23

    Tomás Eloy Martínez

    Santa Evita, Lugar común

    BirthplaceSan Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina



    Tomás Eloy Martínez (July 16, 1934 – January 31, 2010) was an Argentine journalist and writer....  more
  • 24

    Eva Perón

    Mi Mensaje, Eva Perón: su palabra

    BirthplaceLos Toldos, 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 (1895–1974) and First Lady of Argentina...  more

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    #103 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#4 of 12 Political Wives Who Overshadowed Their Husbands

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    José Hernández

    Hermanos Sean Unidos, Los - Martin Fierro/Facundo

    BirthplaceSan Martín, Buenos Aires, 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 the author of the epic poem Martín...  more