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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
William Henry Hudson 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
Luisa Valenzuela 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
Marcelo Birmajer 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 from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually ...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

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Jorge Bucay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Jorge Bucay Camino de La Autodependencia, Cuenta Conmigo/count on Me, Recuentos Para Demian Jorge Bucay is a gestalt psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and writer from Argentina. His books have sold more than 2 million copies around the world, and have been translated into more than ...more

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Abel Posse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Abel Posse La pasión según Eva, Daimon, El Largo Atardecer del Caminante Abel Parentini Posse, born Córdoba, Argentina, on 7 January 1934, is an Argentine diplomat and writer. He was designated at a diplomatic mission in Venice by Alejandro Agustín ...more

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Antonio di Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Los suicidas, Before Words, El Juicio De Dios/the Judgement of God Antonio di Benedetto, was an Argentine journalist and writer.

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Hector Bianciotti is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Le Traite Des Saisons, Sans le Misericorde du Christ, El Paso Tan Lento Del Amor Hector Bianciotti was an Argentine-born French author and member of the Académie française.

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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
On Heaven and Earth, Ourselves as Citizens, Ourselves as a People: towards a Bicentenary in Justice and Solidarity Pope Francis is Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio for being the Bishop of Rome, in which capacity he is also the absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State. Born in ...more

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Carlos Thompson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
The assassination of Winston Churchill Juan Carlos Mundin-Schaffter, known as Carlos Thompson, was an Argentine actor.

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Bernardo Houssay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Accion De La Tiroides Sobre El Metabolismo De Los Hidratos De Carbono Y En La Diabetes, Human Physiology Bernardo Alberto Houssay was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, received one half Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in ...more

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Roberto Arlt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Los lanzallamas, Los Siete Locos, Aguafuertes Portenas Roberto Arlt was an Argentine writer.

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Marcos Aguinis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Marcos Aguinis La Cantata de Los Diablos, La cruz invertida, La Matriz del infierno Marcos Aguinis is an Argentine writer that has received several prestigious international awards. Trained in medical studies, music and psychoanalysis, his work and his thoughts are focused on ...more

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Manuel Gálvez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Nacha Regules, Holy Wednesday, Vida de Hipólito Yrigoyen Manuel Gálvez was an Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, historian and biographer.

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Graciela Daniele is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Chronicle of a Death Foretold Graciela Daniele is an Argentine-American dancer, choreographer, and theatre director.

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Juan Perón is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Doctrinary principles of the social policy of General Juan Perón Juan Domingo Perón was an Argentine military officer and politician. After serving in several government positions, including those of Minister of Labour and Vice President of the ...more

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William Alonso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
City sizes and quality of life, Location and land use, New communities in the Bay Area William Alonso was an Argentinian-born American planner and economist. He was born in Buenos Aires but moved to the United States in 1946 during the Perón regime with his father Amado ...more

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Enrique Anderson Imbert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
The other side of the mirror (El grimorio), LA Critica Literaria Enrique Anderson-Imbert was an Argentine novelist, short-story writer and literary critic. Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Anderson-Imbert graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. From ...more

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Alicia Dujovne Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Eva Perón: A Biography, Mireya/mireya, El Árbol de la gitana Alicia Dujovne Ortiz is an Argentine journalist and author. Dujovne Ortiz was born in Buenos Aires. She earned a degree in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Buenos Aires and ...more

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Hector Orezzoli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Tango Argentino Hector Orezzoli was a theater director, costume designer and a writer.

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Juan Gelman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Pais Que Fue Sera, Miradas, Unthinkable tenderness Juan Gelman was an Argentine poet. He published more than twenty books of poetry between 1956 and his death in early 2014. In 2007, Gelman was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most important in ...more

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Guillermo Martínez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
The Oxford Murders, Book of Murder, Borges y La Matematica Guillermo Martínez is an Argentine novelist and short story writer. Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. He gained a PhD in mathematical logic at the University of ...more

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Xul Solar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Alejandro Xul Solar (1887-1963), Xul Solar Xul Solar was the adopted name of Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari, Argentine painter, sculptor, writer, and inventor of imaginary languages.

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Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill Malvinas requiem, Runa Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, who normally went only by his surname, Fogwill, was an Argentine sociologist, short story writer, and novelist. He was a distant relative of the novelist Charles ...more

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Beatriz Guido is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
End of a day Beatriz Guido was an Argentine novelist and screenwriter.

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Alberto Ginastera is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Don Rodrigo Alberto Evaristo Ginastera was an Argentine composer of classical music. He is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas.

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Eduardo Montes-Bradley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Eduardo Montes-Bradley is a filmmaker, photographer and author. His biographical film-portraits on writers, composers, artists, and historical figures have been translated into several ...more

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Oliverio Girondo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Membretes =, Textos selectos, Espantapajaros (Al Alcance De Todos Oliverio Girondo was an Argentine poet. He was born in Buenos Aires to a relatively wealthy family, enabling him from a young age to travel to Europe, where he studied in both Paris and England. ...more

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Bartolomé Mitre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Argentina
Historia de Belgrano y de la Independencia Argentina, Historia de San Martín y de la emancipación sudamericana, The emancipation of South America Bartolomé Mitre Martínez was an Argentine statesman, military figure, and author. He was the President of Argentina from 1862 to 1868.