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List of the most popular authors from Brazil, 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 Brazilian 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 Brazilian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

These authors, like Lúcio Cardoso and Autran Dourado include images when available.

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

For further information on these historic Brazilian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Brazilian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Ana Maria Machado is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Ana Maria Machado El Yeca, El Tatu, Nina Bonita

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Monteiro Lobato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Monteiro Lobato O Presidente Negro, The Saci, Voyage to the Sky

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Jorge Amado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Jorge Amado Tieta, The War of the Saints, The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell

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Paulo Coelho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Paulo Coelho The Alchemist, The Fifth Mountain, The Pilgrimage

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Paulo Freire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Paulo Freire ?Qué es la concientización y cómo funciona?, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Ideology Matters

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Chico Buarque is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Chico Buarque Court-circuit, Turbulence, Budapest

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Gilberto Freyre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Gilberto Freyre Masters and the slaves, Nôvo mundo nos trópicos, Integração portuguesa nos trópicos

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Clarice Lispector is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Clarice Lispector The Hour of the Star, The Passion According to G.H., La Manzana En La Oscuridad

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Vinicius de Moraes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Vinicius de Moraes Girl from Ipanema, Libro de sonetos/ Book of Sonnets, Antologia Poetica

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Augusto Boal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Augusto Boal Théâtre de l'opprimé, Theater of the oppressed, Arena conta Tiradentes

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Autran Dourado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Autran Dourado Uma Vida Em Segredo, Confissões de Narciso, imaginações pecaminosas

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Rubem Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Rubem Fonseca A coleira do cão: contos, The Lost Manuscript, Vastas emoções e pensamentos imperfeitos

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Oscar Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Oscar Niemeyer The curves of time

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Lygia Bojunga Nunes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Lygia Bojunga Nunes El Sofa Estampado, Los Companeros, A casa da madrinha

Emperor Pedro II of Brazil Might Be The Most Widely Beloved Leader In History

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Euclides da Cunha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Euclides da Cunha À margem da história, Os Sertões, A marjem da historia

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Caio Fernando Abreu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Caio Fernando Abreu Inventário do irremediável, Triângulo das águas, dragões não conhecem o paraíso

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Hélio Oiticica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Hélio Oiticica Hélio Oiticica

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Julia Bacha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil

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Osman Lins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Osman Lins A ilha no espaço, Marinheiro de primeira viagem, Do ideal e da glória

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José de Alencar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
José de Alencar Alfarrábios, Iracema, The Guarani

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Arnaldo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil

The Greatest American Novels

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Luis Fernando Verissimo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Luis Fernando Verissimo Vogelsteins Verwirrung, Borges and the Eternal Orang-Utans, The Club of Angels

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Jô Soares is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Jô Soares O Xangô de Baker Street, Twelve Fingers

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Graciliano Ramos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Graciliano Ramos Vidas Secas, Memórias do cárcere, Angústia

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Nelson Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Nelson Rodrigues The wedding dress, The Asphalt Kiss, All nudity shall be punished

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Lygia Fagundes Telles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Lygia Fagundes Telles Seminário dos ratos, Mistérios, Dentro de Um Livro

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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis Epitaph of a Small Winner, Dom Casmurro, The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas

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Mário de Andrade is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Mário de Andrade Macunaíma, Paulicéia Desvairada, Hallucinated city. Paulicea desvairada

The Serra Pelada Gold Mine Is The Closest We've Come To Creating Hell On Earth

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Paulo Lins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Paulo Lins City of God

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Gabriel, o Pensador is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Gabriel, o Pensador Diário Noturno, Um garoto chamado Rorbeto

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Ernst Kahl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Ernst Kahl Rate- Mahl. Ein Brevier für Rätsel- und Gaumenfreunde

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João Ubaldo Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
João Ubaldo Ribeiro Das Lächeln der Eidechse, Ein Brasilianer in Berlin, Brasilien^! Brasilien

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Fritz Feigl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Fritz Feigl Spot tests in organic analysis, Spot tests, Qualitative analysis by spot tests

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Orlando Villas Bôas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Orlando Villas Bôas Xingu; the Indians^! their myths

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Jorge Mautner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Jorge Mautner

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Alberto Santos-Dumont is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Alberto Santos-Dumont My air-ships

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Carlos Ghosn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Carlos Ghosn Shift

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Adriane Galisteu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Adriane Galisteu Adriane: My Life With Ayrton

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Licinio Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Licinio Azevedo The train of salt and sugar

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João Guimarães Rosa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
João Guimarães Rosa The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, Toutaméia, Urubuquaqua

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Fernando Henrique Cardoso The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir, Dependency and development in Latin America, Globalisation and international relations

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João Cabral de Melo Neto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
João Cabral de Melo Neto A knife all blade

The Top Beers from Brazil

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Rubem Alves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Rubem Alves Da esperança, The poet^! the warrior^! the prophet, suspiro dos oprimidos

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Cecília Meireles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Cecília Meireles Mar Absoluto, Romanceiro da Inconfidência, Espectros

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Plínio Marcos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Plínio Marcos Dois Perdidos numa Noite Suja

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Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa On the number of the gene loci and the total mutation rate in man., The estimation of the size of isolates based on census data, Risks of manifestation of Huntington chorea.

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Bernardo Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Bernardo Carvalho bêbados e os sonâmbulos, As iniciais, Nine Nights

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Vik Muniz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Vik Muniz Reflex, Seeing is believing

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Drauzio Varella is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Drauzio Varella Estação Carandiru

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Rachel de Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Brazil
Rachel de Queiroz The three Marias