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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
Dec. 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 77
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
Dec. 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 60
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 68
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 73
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 46
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 48
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 88
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 83
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 56
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 76
Adolfo Aristarain is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. Variety has deemed him "a master filmmaker."