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

This list below has a variety of writers in it, from Márcio Souza to Iara Lee.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Brazilian writers?" and "Which writers are from Brazil?"

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

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Paulo Coelho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Paulo Coelho age 70

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Jorge Amado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Jorge Amado Died at 89 (1912-2001)

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João Cabral de Melo Neto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
João Cabral de Melo Neto Died at 79 (1920-1999)

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Chico Buarque is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Chico Buarque age 73

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Walter Salles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Walter Salles age 61

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Héctor Babenco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Marisa Monte is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Marisa Monte age 50

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José Mojica Marins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Ruy Guerra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Ruy Guerra age 86

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Gilberto Freyre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Gilberto Freyre Died at 87 (1900-1987)

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Clarice Lispector is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Clarice Lispector Died at 57 (1920-1977)

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Ana Maria Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Vinicius de Moraes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Vinicius de Moraes Died at 67 (1913-1980)

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Julia Bacha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Julia Bacha age 37

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Arnaldo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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José Padilha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
José Padilha age 50

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Andrucha Waddington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Bruno Barreto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Bruno Barreto age 62

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Glauber Rocha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Glauber Rocha Died at 42 (1939-1981)

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Rubem Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Rubem Fonseca age 92

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Luiz Carlos Barreto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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César Charlone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Anselmo Duarte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Anselmo Duarte Died at 89 (1920-2009)

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Oscar Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Oscar Niemeyer Died at 105 (1907-2012)

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Alberto Cavalcanti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Alberto Cavalcanti Died at 85 (1897-1982)

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Nelson Pereira dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Jô Soares is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Jô Soares age 79

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Luiz de Barros is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Luiz de Barros Died at 89 (1893-1982)

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Carlos Diegues is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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José de Alencar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
José de Alencar Died at 48 (1829-1877)

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Marco Ricca is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Marco Ricca age 55

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Daniela Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Jalal Merhi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Jalal Merhi age 50

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Tizuka Yamasaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Carlos Saldanha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Carlos Reichenbach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Carlos Reichenbach Died at 67 (1945-2012)

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Eduardo Coutinho is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Eduardo Coutinho Died at 81 (1933-2014)

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Daniel Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Carlos Ghosn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Carlos Ghosn age 63

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Lúcia Murat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Lúcia Murat age 68

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Flávio R. Tambellini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Flávio R. Tambellini age 65

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Augusto Boal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Augusto Boal Died at 78 (1931-2009)

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Ernst Kahl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Ernst Kahl age 68

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Joaquim Pedro de Andrade is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade Died at 56 (1932-1988)

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Nelson Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Nelson Rodrigues Died at 68 (1912-1980)

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Felipe Bragança is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Felipe Bragança age 37

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Hugo Carvana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Hugo Carvana Died at 77 (1937-2014)

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Roberto Farias is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Ana Maria Magalhães is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil

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Amácio Mazzaropi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Brazil
Amácio Mazzaropi Died at 69 (1912-1981)