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

Writers include everything from Iván Carvajal to Fanny Carrión de Fierro.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Ecuadorian writers?" and "Which writers are from Ecuador?"

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

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Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
age 56 Michael Craig "Mike" Judge, is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, musician, and cartoonist. He created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and ...more

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Sebastián Cordero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Sebastián Cordero age 46 Sebastián Cordero is an Ecuadorian film director, screenwriter and editor, often recognized for his work in Ratas, Ratones, Rateros, Crónicas, and Europa Report. His films have ...more

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Ernesto Quiñonez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
age 49 Ernesto Quiñonez is an American novelist. His work received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers designation, the Borders Bookstore Original New Voice selection, and was ...more

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Juan Sebastián Jácome is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Juan Sebastián Jácome age 35 Juan Sebastián Jácome is a screenwriter, film director, film producer and an actor.

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Carla Valencia Dávila is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
age 43 Carla Valencia Dávila is an Ecuadorian film editor, film director, production designer, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Jorge Carrera Andrade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Died at 75 (1903-1978) Jorge Carrera Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet, historian, author, and diplomat during the 20th century. He was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1902. He died in 1978. During his life and after his death ...more

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José Joaquín de Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Died at 67 (1780-1847) José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri was President of Ecuador from March 6, 1845 to December 8, 1845. A patriot and poet, he was the son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y ...more

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Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Died at 85 (1908-1993) Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco — born Alfredo Pareja y Díez Canseco — was a prominent Ecuadorian novelist, essayist, journalist, historian and diplomat. An innovator of the 20th-century Latin ...more

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Eugenio Espejo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Died at 48 (1747-1795) Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo was a medical pioneer, writer and lawyer of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. Although he was a notable scientist and writer, he stands out as a ...more

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Osvaldo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
age 79 Luis Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea is an Ecuadorian author and politician who served as President of Ecuador from 1981 to 1984. During his studies at the Catholic University in the 1960s, Hurtado ...more

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César Dávila Andrade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Died at 49 (1918-1967) César Dávila Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet and writer. His works displayed elements of Neo-romanticism and surrealism. He spent much of his life in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Ignacio Lasso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Ignacio Lasso Died at 32 (1911-1943) Ignacio Lasso was an Ecuadorian poet born in Quito. He was the mentor and founder of the magazine of the poets of Elan, a group integrated by Ecuadorian poets born between 1905 and 1920. He ...more

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Alejandro Carrión is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Died at 77 (1915-1992) Alejandro Carrión Aguirre was a poet, novelist and journalist. He wrote the novel La espina, the short story book La manzana dañada, and numerous poetry books. As a journalist he ...more

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Iván Carvajal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
age 70 Iván Carvajal Aguirre is an Ecuadorian poet, philosopher and writer. In 1984 he received Ecuador's National Prize for Literature, the "Aurelio Espinosa Pólit" prize, for ...more

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Fanny Carrión de Fierro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Ecuador
Fanny Carrión de Fierro age 79 Fanny Carrión de Fierro is an Ecuadorian poet, literary critic, essayist and university professor.