Writers 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 Salomon Isacovici was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became a writer and businessman in Ecuador. Born in Romania, he moved to Ecuador following World War II, and co-authored with Juan Manuel ...more

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Ernesto Quiñonez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Bodega dreams, Chango's fire Ernesto Quiñonez is an American novelist. His work received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers designation, the Borders Bookstore Original New Voice selection, and was ...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 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 Silva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Medardo Ángel Silva Obra completa 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 Diezcanseco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco — born Alfredo Pareja y Díez Canseco — was a prominent Ecuadorian novelist, essayist, journalist, historian and diplomat. An innovator of the 20th-century Latin ...more

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José Joaquín de Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri was President of Ecuador from March 6, 1845 to December 8, 1845. A patriot and poet, he was the son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y ...more

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Eugenio Espejo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo was a medical pioneer, writer and lawyer of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. Although he was a notable scientist and writer, he stands out as a ...more

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Osvaldo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Political power in Ecuador Luis Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea is an Ecuadorian author and politician who served as President of Ecuador from 1981 to 1984. During his studies at the Catholic University in the 1960s, Hurtado ...more

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Víctor Manuel Rendón is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Víctor Manuel Rendón 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
Alejandro Carrión Aguirre was a poet, novelist and journalist. He wrote the novel La espina, the short story book La manzana dañada, and numerous poetry books. As a journalist he ...more

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César Dávila Andrade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
César Dávila Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet and writer. His works displayed elements of Neo-romanticism and surrealism. He spent much of his life in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Fanny Carrión de Fierro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Fanny Carrión de Fierro Donde nació la luz Fanny Carrión de Fierro 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
Ignacio Lasso Ignacio Lasso 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 1920. He ...more

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Iván Carvajal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Iván Carvajal Aguirre is an Ecuadorian poet, philosopher and writer. In 1984 he received Ecuador's National Prize for Literature, the "Aurelio Espinosa Pólit" prize, for ...more

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Karina Galvez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
Karina Galvez Karina Galvez is an Ecuadorian American poet. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She has lived in California, United States, since 1985. In 1995, she published her book ...more

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María Fernanda Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Ecuador
María Fernanda Espinosa María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is an Ecuadorian politician and diplomat. She has been Minister of National Defense of Ecuador since 28 November 2012. She held several Ministerial ...more