Writers Famous Writers from Argentina

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 87 (1899-1986) Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature. His work embraces the ...more

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Daniel Barenboim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 76 Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served ...more

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Julio Cortázar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 70 (1914-1984) Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar ...more

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Juan José Campanella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 59 Juan José Campanella is an Argentine television and film director, writer and producer. He is a prominent figure of cinema in his country, and achieved worldwide fame with the release of ...more

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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 39 (1928-1967) Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major ...more

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William Henry Hudson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
William Henry Hudson Died at 81 (1841-1922) William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist.

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Gustavo Santaolalla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 67 Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla is an Argentine musician, film composer and producer. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, for Brokeback Mountain in 2005, ...more

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Fernando Lamas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 67 (1915-1982) Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos was an Argentine-born actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.

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Adolfo Bioy Casares is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 85 (1914-1999) Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator. He was a friend and frequent collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, and wrote what many ...more

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Héctor Babenco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 72 Héctor Eduardo Babenco is an Argentine-born Brazilian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He has worked in several countries including Argentina, Brazil and the United

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Daniel Burman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 45 Daniel Burman is an Argentine film director, screenplay writer, and producer. According to film critic Joel Poblete, who writes for Mabuse, a cinema magazine, Daniel Burman is one of the members ...more

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Mario Soffici is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 77 (1900-1977) Mario Soffici was an Italian born Argentine film director, actor and screenwriter of the classic era. A native of Florence, Soffici moved the Argentina in the 1920s and began acting in 1931 and ...more

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Armando Bó is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 67 (1914-1981) Armando Bó was an Argentine film actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and score composer of the classic era. He was known for his sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s, ...more

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Ernesto Sabato is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 100 (1911-2011) Ernesto Sabato was an Argentine writer, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic literature" and "became very ...more

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Leonardo Favio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 74 (1938-2012) Fuad Jorge Jury, commonly known as Leonardo Favio, was an Argentine singer, actor, film director and screenwriter. Much beloved in Latin America, he was one of the most successful Argentine ...more

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Hugo Fregonese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 79 (1908-1987) Hugo Fregonese was an Argentine film director who worked both in Hollywood and Argentina. He made his directorial debut in 1943. In 1949, he directed Apenas un delincuente. Most of Fregonese's ...more

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Pablo Trapero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 47 Pablo Trapero is an Argentine film producer, editor and director.

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Héctor Olivera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 87 Héctor Olivera is a film director, producer and screenwriter. He works mainly in the cinema of Argentina, but has contributed to numerous films in the United States.

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Fernando Solanas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 82 Fernando Ezequiel 'Pino' Solanas is an Argentine film director, screenwriter and politician. His films include La hora de los hornos, Tangos: el exilio de Gardel, Sur, El viaje, La nube and ...more

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Gaspar Noé is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 55 Gaspar Noé is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. He is the son of Argentinian painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé. Noé graduated from Louis ...more

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Leopoldo Torre Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 54 (1924-1978) Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, also known as Leo Towers and as Babsy, was an Argentine film director, producer and screenwriter. Born as Leopoldo Torres Nilsson was the son of Argentine pioneer film ...more

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Enrique Cahen Salaberry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 80 (1911-1991) Enrique Cahen Salaberry was a prolific Argentine film director whose career in the Cinema of Argentina as a movie director spanned five decades. He directed some 60 films between 1943 and 1986 ...more

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Lucas Demare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 71 (1910-1981) Lucas Demare was an Argentine film director, screenwriter and film producer prominent in the Cinema of Argentina in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. At the 1943 Argentine Film Critics Association ...more

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Leopoldo Torres Ríos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 61 (1899-1960) Leopoldo Torres Ríos was an Argentine film director and screenwriter. His brother Carlos Torres Ríos was a notable cinematographer. His son was the film director and screenwriter ...more

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Adolfo Aristarain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 75 Adolfo Aristarain is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. Variety has deemed him "a master filmmaker."

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Adrián Caetano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 49 Israel Adrián Caetano is an Uruguayan-Argentine film director, producer and screenplay writer.

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Alejandro Agresti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 57 Alejandro Agresti is an Argentine film director, writer and producer. He directed The Lake House with Hollywood actors Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in 2006.

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 77 (1811-1888) Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and the seventh President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide range of genres and topics, from ...more

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Juan Diego Solanas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 52 Juan Solanas is an Argentine film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. His film Nordeste was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012 ...more

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Carlos Sorín is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 74 Carlos Sorín is a film director, screenplay writer, cinematographer, and film producer. He works mainly in the cinema of Argentina. His most recent work which won wide acclaim from film ...more

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Marcelo Birmajer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Marcelo Birmajer age 52 Marcelo Birmajer is an Argentine Jewish author. The grandson of Romanian, Polish, Lithuanian and Syrian immigrants. Best known for writing the script for the 2004 film El abrazo partido. ...more

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Tulio Demicheli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 78 (1914-1992) Tulio Demicheli was an Argentine film director, screenwriter and film producer of the classic era. Born as Armando Bartolomé Demichelli in 1914, Demicheli initially began as a ...more

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Marcelo Piñeyro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 65 Marcelo Piñeyro is an Argentine award-winning film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Mario Bunge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 99 Mario Augusto Bunge is an Argentine philosopher, philosopher of science and physicist mainly active in Canada.

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Nicolas Schmerkin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 45 Nicolas Schmerkin is a film producer.

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Francisco Múgica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 78 (1907-1985) Francisco Múgica was an Argentine film director, film editor and cinematographer. Múgica initially began his career in film as a cinematographer in the mid-1930s but by 1939 he had ...more

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Eliseo Subiela is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Eliseo Subiela age 74 Eliseo Alberto Subiela is an Argentine film director and writer, whose works are considered to be in the 'magic realism' genre. Subiela is the father of actress, Guadalupe Subiela. He has won ...more

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Luis Puenzo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 72 Luis Adalberto Puenzo is an Argentine film director, producer and screenplay writer. He works mainly in the cinema of Argentina, but has also worked in the United States.

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Alejandro Doria is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 73 (1936-2009) Alejandro Doria was a noted Argentine cinema and television director.

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Emilio Vieyra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 89 (1921-2010) Emilio Vieyra, sometimes credited as Raúl Zorrilla, was an Argentine film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer, between 1950 and the 1990s. He was born in Buenos Aires, ...more

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Silvina Ocampo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 90 (1903-1993) Silvina Ocampo Aguirre was an Argentine poet and short-fiction writer. Ocampo was born in Buenos Aires, the youngest of the six children of Manuel Ocampo and Ramona Aguirre. She was educated at ...more

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Roberto Arlt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 42 (1900-1942) Roberto Arlt was an Argentine writer.

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Edgardo Cozarinsky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 79 Edgardo Cozarinsky is a writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his Spanish-language novel Vudú urbano.

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Carlos Rinaldi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 80 (1915-1995) Carlos Rinaldi was an Argentine film director, film editor and screenwriter. Rinaldi began as a film editor in 1937 but in 1949 he became a film director and directed some 30 pictures working on ...more

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Raúl de la Torre is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 72 (1938-2010) Raúl de la Torre was an Argentine film director screenwriter and film producer. He was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival for the film Pobre mariposa.

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Román Viñoly Barreto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 56 (1914-1970) Román Viñoly Barreto was a Uruguayan-Argentine film director.

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Carlos Hugo Christensen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 85 (1914-1999) Carlos Hugo Christensen was a Argentine film director, screenwriter and film producer. Christensen directed 54 different films between 1946 and his retirement. In the mid 1950s he relocated to ...more

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Eduardo Mallea is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Died at 79 (1903-1982) Eduardo Mallea was an Argentine essayist, cultural critic, writer and diplomat. In 1931 he became editor of the literary magazine of La Nación.

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Enrique Piñeyro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
age 62 Enrique Piñeyro is an Argentine-Italian ex air pilot turned film actor, producer, crash analyst, aeronautical physician, film director, and screenplay writer, working partly in Argentina. ...more

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Hugo Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Argentina
Hugo Rodríguez age 60 Hugo Rodríguez is a film producer.