Writers Famous Authors from Portugal

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

Authors on this list include António Nobre and Fernando Pessoa.

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

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

Fernando Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
The Book of Disquiet, Páginas íntimas e de auto-interpretação, A Centenary Pessoa
Fernando Pessoa, born Fernando António Nogueira Pessôa, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most ...more

Afonso de Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
The Commentaries of the great Afonso D'Alboquerque, second Viceroy of India
Portuguese Viceroy of India in the 16th C

José Carlos Ary dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
José Carlos Ary dos Santos
José Carlos Ary dos Santos, GCIH or just Ary dos Santos was one of the most relevant names of the Portuguese popular poetry of the 20th century. Born of a bourgeois family, Ary dos Santos ...more

Vimala Devi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Vimala Devi is the pseudonym of Teresa da Piedade de Baptista Almeida, a Goan writer, poet and translator.

Manoel de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Angélica (1954)
Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends ...more

Antonio Tabucchi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, Pereira Maintains, It's Getting Later All the Time
Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy. Deeply in love with Portugal, he was an expert, critic and ...more

José Saramago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Blindness, The Stone Raft, The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE, was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present ...more

José Maria Eça de Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
The City and the Mountains, La ilustre casa de Ramires, To the Capital
José Maria de Eça de Queiroz or Eça de Queirós is generally considered to be the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style. Zola considered him to be far ...more

Luís de Camões is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Os Lusíadas, Luis' de Camoens sämmtliche gedichte, Obras de Luis de Camões ..
Luís Vaz de Camões, is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and ...more

António Lobo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
South of nowhere, Act of the damned, Conhecimento do inferno
António Lobo Antunes, GCSE, MD; born 1 September 1942 is a Portuguese novelist and medical doctor. He has been named as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Joe Raposo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Sing Sing A Song Storybooks, The Sesame Street Song Book, Imagination song
Joseph Guilherme Raposo, OIH was a Portuguese American composer, songwriter, pianist, television writer and lyricist, best known for his work on the children's television series Sesame Street, ...more

Miguel Torga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
A criação do mundo, Libertação, Traço de união
Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha, is considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. He wrote poetry, short stories, theater and a 16 volume diary.

Jorge De Sena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Visão perpétua, Francisco de la Torre e D. João de Almeida, Sobre cinema
Jorge de Sena was a Portuguese poet, critic, essayist, novelist, dramatist, translator and university professor.

Manuel Brito Camacho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
A Linda Émilia, Gente Vária, Gente Rústica
Manuel de Brito Camacho a Portuguese military officer, writer, publicist and politician, who among other positions, was Minister of Public Works, Commerce and Industry and Republican High ...more

Agustina Bessa-Luís is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
As Terras Do Risco, A Muralha, Embaixada a Calígula
Agustina Bessa-Luís, GOSE is a Portuguese writer. From 1986 and 1987, she was Director of the daily O Primeiro de Janeiro. From 1990 to 1993, she was director of the Teatro Nacional D. ...more

Benjamin N. Cardozo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
The Nature of the Judicial Process, What medicine can do for law, John G. Milburn
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo was an American jurist who served on the New York Court of Appeals and later as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Cardozo is remembered for his significant ...more

Fernando Goncalves Namora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
A Noite e a Mudrugada, Minas de San Francisco, Domingo à Tarde
Fernando Namora, with the full name Fernando Gonçalves Namora was a Portuguese writer and medical doctor. Namora was born in Condeixa-a-Nova, Coimbra District and died in Lisbon, ...more

Francisco Santos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Francisco José Ribeiro Lopes dos Santos, known mainly as Francisco Santos is an Angolan/Portuguese multi-talent artist with many names and faces. As Francisco Lopes Santos he is likely to ...more

Menasseh Ben Israel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
The hope of Israel
Manoel Dias Soeiro, better known by his Hebrew name Menasseh ben Israel, also, Menasheh ben Yossef ben Yisrael, also known with the Hebrew acronym, MB"Y, was a Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist, ...more

Almeida Garrett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Frei Luis De Sousa, Camoëns, Viagens na Minha Terra
João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Viscount of Almeida Garrett was a Portuguese poet, playwright, novelist and politician. He is considered to be the introducer of ...more

Camilo Castelo Branco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Amor de Perdição, Mistérios de Lisboa, Maria Moisés e outras novelas
Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo-Branco,1st Viscount de Correia Botelho, was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books. His writing is considered original ...more

Júlio Dantas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Ceia dos Cardeais, A Severa
Júlio Dantas, GCC was a Portuguese doctor, poet, journalist, politician, diplomat and dramatist.

José Régio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Poemas de Deus e do Diabo, As Encruziladas de Deus, Fado
José Maria dos Reis Pereira, better known by the pen name José Regio was a Portuguese writer which lived most of his life in Portalegre. He was the brother of Júlio Maria ...more

Paula Rego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Celestina's house
Dame Paula Rego is the mother of Victoria Willing.

Marcelo Caetano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Colonizing traditions, principles and methods of the Portuguese, Revision of the Portuguese constitution
Marcello José das Neves Alves Caetano, was a Portuguese politician and scholar, who was the last prime minister of the Estado Novo regime, from 1968 until his overthrow in the Carnation ...more