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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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    Osvaldo Soriano

    El ojo de la patria, Quartéis de Inverno

    BirthplaceMar del Plata, Argentina

    Birthdate1943-01-06

    NationalityArgentina

    Osvaldo Soriano was an Argentine journalist and writer.Amazon buy button
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    Jorge Luis Borges

    Jorge Luis Borges

    Dreamtigers, The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1899

    NationalityArgentina

    Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (; Spanish: [ˈboɾxes] (listen); 24 August 1899 –... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Julio Cortázar

    Julio Cortázar

    Hopscotch, Las Armas Secretas

    BirthplaceBrussels, Ixelles, Belgium

    Birthdate1914-08-26

    NationalityBelgium, Argentina

    Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar American Spanish: [ˈxuljo koɾˈtasaɾ] (listen);... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #259 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#258 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time

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    Roberto Fontanarrosa

    Roberto Fontanarrosa

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

    Birthdate1944-11-26

    Roberto Alfredo Fontanarrosa, known popularly as El Negro Fontanarrosa (November 26, 1944 in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Manuel Puig

    Manuel Puig

    Pubis Angelical, Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages

    BirthplaceGeneral Villegas, DVD Region 4, South America, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

    Birthdate1932

    NationalityArgentina

    Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne (December 28, 1932 – July 22, 1990), commonly called Manuel Puig,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #44 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#125 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time

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    William Henry Hudson

    William Henry Hudson

    The Purple Land, El ombu

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Quilmes, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province

    Birthdate1841

    NationalityArgentina, United Kingdom

    William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) was an author, naturalist, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Lalo Schifrin

    Lalo Schifrin

    Mission impossible

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1932

    NationalityArgentina

    Boris Claudio "Lalo" Schifrin (born June 21, 1932) is an Argentine-American pianist, composer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #172 of 225 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#75 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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    Che Guevara

    Che Guevara

    Guerrilla Warfare, Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War

    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina

    Birthdate1928-06-14

    NationalityArgentina

    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #717 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#662 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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    Daniel Barenboim

    Daniel Barenboim

    Parallels and Paradoxes, A Life in Music

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1942

    NationalityPalestinian National Authority, Argentina, Spain, Israel

    Daniel Barenboim, KBE (German: [ˈbaːʁənbɔʏm]; Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים‎; born 15 November 1942)... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #1475 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#83 of 158 The Best Pianists in the World

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    María Elena Walsh

    María Elena Walsh

    Mona Jacinta, La

    BirthplaceRamos Mejía, Argentina

    Birthdate1930-02-01

    NationalityArgentina

    María Elena Walsh (1 February 1930 – 10 January 2011) was an Argentine poet, novelist,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Adolfo Bioy Casares

    Adolfo Bioy Casares

    The Invention of Morel, Antología de la Literatura Fantástica

    BirthplaceRecoleta, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1914-09-15

    NationalityArgentina

    Adolfo Bioy Casares (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðolfo ˈβjoi kaˈsaɾes]; September 15, 1914 –... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Mario Bunge

    Mario Bunge

    Sistemas Sociales Y Filosofia, Social Science under Debate

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1919-09-21

    NationalityCanada, Argentina

    Mario Augusto Bunge (; Spanish: [ˈbuŋxe]; born September 21, 1919) is an Argentine... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Ernesto Sabato

    Ernesto Sabato

    The Tunnel, On Heroes and Tombs

    BirthplaceRojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1911-06-24

    NationalityItaly, Argentina

    Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011) was an Argentine novelist, essayist, painter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Leopoldo Lugones

    Leopoldo Lugones

    La Guerra Gaucha, Las montañas del oro

    BirthplaceVilla de María del Río Seco, Argentina

    Birthdate1874-06-13

    NationalityArgentina

    Leopoldo Lugones Argüello (13 June 1874 – 18 February 1938) was an Argentine poet, essayist,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Copi

    Copi

    L' Uruguayen, Une Langouste pour deux

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1939-11-20

    NationalityArgentina

    Raúl Damonte Botana (November 20, 1939, Buenos Aires – December 14, 1987, Paris), better known... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    Viajes: Europa, Africa

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, San Juan Province, Argentina, San Juan, Cuyo

    Birthdate1811

    NationalityArgentina

    Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (February 15, 1811 – September 11, 1888) was an Argentine activist,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Edgardo Cozarinsky

    Edgardo Cozarinsky

    La Fiancée d'Odessa, El rufián moldavo

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1939

    NationalityFrance, Argentina

    Edgardo Cozarinsky (Spanish pronunciation: [eðˈɣaɾðo kosaˈɾinski]; born 1939 in Buenos Aires,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Eduardo Mallea

    Eduardo Mallea

    Posesión, Las aguilas

    BirthplaceBahía Blanca, Argentina

    Birthdate1903-08-14

    NationalityArgentina

    Eduardo Mallea (14 August 1903 in Bahía Blanca – 12 November 1982 in Buenos Aires) was an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Silvina Ocampo

    Silvina Ocampo

    Los Dias de La Noche, Espacios métricos

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1903

    NationalityArgentina

    Silvina Ocampo Aguirre (July 28, 1903 – December 14, 1993) was an Argentine short story... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Luisa Valenzuela

    Luisa Valenzuela

    El gato eficaz, Simetrías

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1938

    NationalityArgentina

    Luisa Valenzuela (born November 26, 1938) is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer. ... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Marcelo Birmajer

    Marcelo Birmajer

    Derrotado Por un Muerto, Mitos y Recuerdos

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Birthdate1966

    NationalityArgentina

    Marcelo Birmajer (born November 29, 1966 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Jewish author. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    César Aira

    César Aira

    How I Became a Nun, Ghosts

    BirthplaceCoronel Pringles, Argentina

    Birthdate1949

    NationalityArgentina

    César Aira (Argentine Spanish: [ˈse.saɾ ˈai.ɾa]; born 23 February 1949 in Coronel Pringles,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Tomás Eloy Martínez

    Tomás Eloy Martínez

    Santa Evita, Lugar común

    BirthplaceSan Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

    Birthdate1934-07-16

    NationalityArgentina

    Tomás Eloy Martínez (July 16, 1934 – January 31, 2010) was an Argentine journalist and writer.Amazon buy button
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    Eva Perón

    Eva Perón

    Mi Mensaje, Eva Perón: su palabra

    BirthplaceLos Toldos, Argentina

    Birthdate1919

    NationalityArgentina

    María Eva Duarte de Perón (UK: , US: , Spanish: [maˈɾi.a ˈeβa ˈðwaɾte ðe peˈɾon]; 7 May 1919 –... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    José Hernández

    José Hernández

    Hermanos Sean Unidos, Los - Martin Fierro/Facundo

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, San Martín, Buenos Aires, South America, Greater Buenos Aires

    Birthdate1834

    NationalityArgentina

    José Hernández (born José Rafael Hernández y Pueyrredón; November 10, 1834 – October 21, 1886)... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button