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List of notable or famous novelists from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Portugal and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Portugal is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including José Saramago and José Maria Eça de Queiroz.

This historic novelists from Portugal list can help answer the questions "Who are some Portuguese novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Portugal?" These prominent novelists of Portugal may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Portuguese novelists.

Use this list of renowned Portuguese novelists to discover some new novelists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (11 items)
Agustina Bessa-Luís is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Portugal
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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. Maria II. Her novels have been adapted for the screen by director Manoel de Oliveira: Fanny Owen, Abraham's Valley, and The Lands of Risk, in addition to the Party. Her novel As Terras do Risco was the basis for the film O Convento in 1995. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 95

Birthplace: Vila Meã

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Almeida Garrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Portugal
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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 the Romantic movement in Portugal. He is regarded as one of history's greatest Romanticists and a true revolutionary and humanist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 55 (1799-1854)

Birthplace: Porto, Portugal

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António Lobo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Portugal
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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

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Aquilino Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Portugal
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Aquilino Gomes Ribeiro, ComL, was a Portuguese writer and diplomat. He is considered as one of the great Portuguese novelists of the 20th century. He was nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize in 1960. Natural son of Joaquim Francisco Ribeiro, a priest, and Mariana do Rosário Gomes, he had three older siblings: Maria do Rosário, Melchior and Joaquim. Destinated to priesthood, Aquilino Ribeiro got involved in republican politics, opposing the Portuguese monarchy, and had to exile himself in Paris; he returned to Portugal in 1914, after the Republican Revolution of 1910. He was involved in the opposition to António de Oliveira Salazar and the Estado Novo, whose government tried to censor or ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 78 (1885-1963)

Birthplace: Portugal

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