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Famous Authors from Ecuador

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

Examples of authors on this list include Salomon Isacovici and Alejandro Carrión.

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

For further information on these historic Ecuadorian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Ecuadorian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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Salomon Isacovici is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Man of ashes

Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Sighetu Marmației, Romania

Birthdate: 1924

Nationality: Romania, Ecuador

Salomon Isacovici (1924 in Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania – 1998) was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became a writer and businessman in Ecuador. Born in Romania, he moved to Ecuador following World ...more
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Ernesto Quiñonez ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Bodega dreams, Chango's fire

Birthplace: Ecuador

Birthdate: 1966

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico, Ecuador

Ernesto Quiñonez (born 1969) is an American novelist. His work received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers designation, the Borders Bookstore Original New Voice selection, ...more
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Jorge Carrera Andrade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Century of the death of the rose, Jorge Carrera Andrade, To the Bay bridge

Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1903

Nationality: Ecuador

Jorge Carrera Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet, historian, author, and diplomat during the 20th century. He was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1902. He died in 1978. During his life and after his death ...more
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Medardo Ángel Sil... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Obra completa

Birthdate: 1898

Nationality: Ecuador

Medardo Ángel Silva was a renowend Ecuadorian poet and a member of the Generación decapitada. The Generación Decapitada was a literary group formed by four young Ecuadorian ...more
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Alfredo Pareja Diezcanse... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1908

Nationality: Ecuador

Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco (October 12, 1908 — May 1, 1993) — born Alfredo Pareja y Díez Canseco — was a prominent Ecuadorian novelist, essayist, journalist, historian and diplomat. An ...more
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José Joaquí... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1780

Nationality: Ecuador

José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri (March 20, 1780 – February 19, 1847) was President of Ecuador from March 6, 1845 to December 8, 1845. A patriot and poet, he was the son of the ...more
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Eugenio Espejo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1747

Nationality: Ecuador

Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo (Royal Audiencia of Quito, February 21, 1747 – December 28, 1795) was a medical pioneer, writer and lawyer of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. ...more
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Osvaldo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Political power in Ecuador

Birthplace: Chambo, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1939

Nationality: Ecuador

Luis Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea (born June 26, 1939 in Chambo, Chimborazo Province, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian author and politician who served as President of Ecuador from May 24, 1981 to August 10, ...more
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Víctor Manuel Ren... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Víctor Manuel Rendón Pérez was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, novelist, playwright, biographer, translator, doctor, diplomat, pianist and composer.
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Alejandro Carrión... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Ecuador

Birthdate: 1915

Nationality: Ecuador

Alejandro Carrión Aguirre (11 March 1915 – 4 January 1992) was a poet, novelist and journalist. He wrote the novel La espina (1959), the short story book La manzana dañada (1983), ...more
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César Dávi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Cuenca, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1918

Nationality: Ecuador

César Dávila Andrade (October 5, 1918 in Cuenca, Ecuador - May 2, 1967) was an Ecuadorian poet and writer. His works displayed elements of Neo-romanticism and surrealism. He spent ...more
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Fanny Carrión de ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Donde nació la luz

Nationality: Ecuador

Fanny Carrión de Fierro (born 1936) is an Ecuadorian poet, literary critic, essayist and university professor.
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Ignacio Lasso is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1911

Nationality: Ecuador

Ignacio Lasso (1911 - 1943) was an Ecuadorian poet born in Quito. He was the mentor and founder of the magazine of the poets of Elan, a group integrated by Ecuadorian poets born between 1905 and ...more
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Iván Carvajal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: San Gabriel, Ecuador, Ecuador

Birthdate: 1948

Nationality: Ecuador

Iván Carvajal Aguirre (born 1948 in San Gabriel, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian poet, philosopher and writer. In 1984 he received Ecuador's National Prize for Literature, the "Aurelio ...more
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Karina Galvez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthplace: Guayas, DVD Region 4, Guayaquil Canton, South America, Americas, + more

Birthdate: 1964

Nationality: United States of America, Ecuador

Karina Galvez (born July 7, 1964) is an Ecuadorian American poet. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She lived in California, United States during 1985-2012. Since 2012 she ...more
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María Fernanda Es... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador

Birthdate: 1964

Nationality: Ecuador

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (born September 7, 1964) is an Ecuadorian politician and diplomat. She is the current President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd ...more