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Famous Writers from Argentina

Updated June 8, 2017 19.3k views348 items

List of famous writers from Argentina, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Argentina is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Argentinian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Argentina and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List ranges from Santiago Mitre to Cynthia Gabrenja, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Argentinian writers?" and "Which writers are from Argentina?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Argentina in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Argentina, but they're all of Argentina descent.
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    Jorge Luis Borges

    Dec. at 87 (1899-1986)
    Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (; Spanish: [ˈboɾxes] (listen); 24 August 1899 –...  more

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    #35 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#405 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

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    Daniel Barenboim, KBE (German: [ˈbaːʁənbɔʏm]; Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים‎; born 15 November 1942)...  more

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    #1479 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#87 of 159 The Best Pianists in the World

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    Julio Cortázar

    Dec. at 70 (1914-1984)
    Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar American Spanish: [ˈxuljo koɾˈtasaɾ] (listen);...  more
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    Juan José Campanella (born July 19, 1959) is an Argentine television and film director, writer...  more
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    Che Guevara

    Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist...  more

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    #668 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#166 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

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    William Henry Hudson

    Dec. at 81 (1841-1922)
    William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) was an author, naturalist, and...  more
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    Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (born 19 August 1951) is an Argentine musician, film composer and...  more
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    Fernando Lamas

    Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)
    Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos (January 9, 1916 – October 8, 1982) was an...  more
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    Adolfo Bioy Casares

    Dec. at 85 (1914-1999)
    Adolfo Bioy Casares (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðolfo ˈβjoi kaˈsaɾes]; September 15, 1914 –...  more
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    Héctor Eduardo Babenco (February 7, 1946 – July 13, 2016) was an Argentine-Brazilian film...  more
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    Daniel Burman (born 29 August 1973 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine film director, screenplay...  more
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    Mario Soffici

    Dec. at 77 (1900-1977)
    Mario Soffici (14 May 1900 – 10 May 1977) was an Argentine film director, actor and...  more
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    Armando Bó

    Dec. at 67 (1914-1981)
    Armando Bó (3 May 1914 – 8 October 1981) was an Argentine film actor, director, producer,...  more
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    Ernesto Sabato

    Dec. at 100 (1911-2011)
    Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011) was an Argentine novelist, essayist, painter...  more
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    Leonardo Favio

    Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)
    Fuad Jorge Jury (28 May 1938 – 5 November 2012), commonly known as Leonardo Favio (Spanish...  more
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    Hugo Fregonese

    Dec. at 79 (1908-1987)
    Hugo Geronimo Fregonese (April 8, 1908 in Mendoza – January 11, 1987 in Tigre) was an...  more
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    Pablo Trapero (born 4 October 1971) is an Argentine film producer, editor, and director. He is...  more
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    Héctor Olivera may refer to: Héctor Olivera (film director) (born 1931), Argentine film...  more
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    Fernando Ezequiel 'Pino' Solanas (born 16 February 1936) is an Argentine film director,...  more
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    Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gasˈpaɾ noˈe]; French: [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an...  more

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    #156 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#73 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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    Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

    Dec. at 54 (1924-1978)
    Leopoldo Torre Nilsson (5 May 1924 – 8 September 1978), also known as Leo Towers and as Babsy,...  more
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    Enrique Cahen Salaberry

    Dec. at 80 (1911-1991)
    Enrique Cahen Salaberry (born 12 October 1911 – 29 June 1991 in Buenos Aires) was a prolific...  more
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    Lucas Demare

    Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)
    Lucas Demare (July 14, 1910 – September 6, 1981) was an Argentine film director, screenwriter...  more
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    Leopoldo Torres Ríos

    Dec. at 61 (1899-1960)
    Leopoldo Torres Ríos (27 December 1899 – 10 April 1960) was an Argentine film director and...  more
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    Adolfo Aristarain (born October 19, 1943) is an Argentine film director and screenwriter....  more