authors Famous Authors from Paraguay

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

This list below has everything from Ingrid Rimland to Ananías Maidana.

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

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Augusto Roa Bastos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Paraguay
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Augusto Roa Bastos was a Paraguayan novelist and short story writer. As a teenager he fought in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, and he later worked as a journalist, screenwriter and professor. He is best known for his complex novel Yo el Supremo and for winning the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literature's most prestigious prize. Yo el Supremo explores the dictations and inner thoughts of Dr. José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, who ruled Paraguay with an iron fist and no little eccentricity from 1814 until his death in 1840. Roa Bastos' life and writing were marked by experience with dictatorial military regimes. In 1947 he was forced into exile in Argentina, and in ...more

Works Written: I^! the Supreme, The Contravida, El Fiscal, Poesias Reunidas, Vigilia del Almirante, + more

Birthplace: Asunción, Paraguay

Birthdate: 1917-06-13

Nationality: Paraguay

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Ingrid Rimland is a Ukrainian-born American author, child psychologist, activist, former social worker, and Holocaust denier. She has written several novels loosely based upon her own experiences from growing up in a Mennonite community in Ukraine and as a refugee child during World War II. Her novel The Wanderers, which won her the California Literature Medal Award for best fiction, tells the story of the plight of Mennonite women caught in the social upheavals of revolution and war. ...more

Works Written: The Wanderers, Lebensraum! Book 3, Psyching out sex, The furies and the flame

Birthplace: Molotschna, Ukraine

Birthdate: 1936-05-22

Nationality: Paraguay, United States of America, Germany, Soviet Union

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Ticio Escobar

Ticio Escobar is a Paraguayan lawyer, academic, art critic, curator, museum director, and Minister of Culture of Paraguay. He has written about, curated shows, and championed the rights of Indigenous peoples of Paraguay. ...more

Works Written: Ethnocide, The curse of Nemur

Birthplace: Asunción, Paraguay

Birthdate: 1947-02-09

Nationality: Paraguay

Alfredo Seiferheld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Paraguay
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Alfredo Seiferheld

Alfredo Seiferheld was a Paraguayan writer and journalist. ...more

Birthplace: Villarrica, Paraguay

Birthdate: 1950-07-26

Nationality: Paraguay