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

The list you're viewing is made up of writers like Daniel Alarcón and Eduardo González Viaña.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Peruvian writers?" and "Which writers are from Peru?"

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

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Mario Vargas Llosa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Isabel Allende is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Fernando Fernan Gomez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Fernando Fernan Gomez Died at 86 (1921-2007)

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César Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
César Vallejo Died at 46 (1892-1938)

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Heddy Honigmann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Adrián Saba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Adrián Saba age 29

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Claudia Llosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Claudia Llosa age 41

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Javier Fuentes-Leon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Gustavo Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Jaime Bayly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Jaime Bayly age 52

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Augusto Tamayo San Román is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Augusto Tamayo San Román age 64

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Javier Corcuera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Javier Corcuera age 50

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Alonso Filomeno Mayo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Daniel Alarcón is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Fernando Belaúnde Terry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Fernando Belaúnde Terry Died at 90 (1912-2002)

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Manuel A. Odría is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Manuel A. Odría Died at 78 (1896-1974)

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Álvaro Vargas Llosa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Julio Ramón Ribeyro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Julio Ramón Ribeyro Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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Gianfranco Quattrini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Gianfranco Quattrini age 45

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Martín Chambi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Martín Chambi Died at 82 (1891-1973)

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Abraham Valdelomar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Abraham Valdelomar Died at 31 (1888-1919)

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Diego Valverde Villena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Francisco García Calderón Rey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Francisco García Calderón Rey Died at 70 (1883-1953)

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José María Arguedas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
José María Arguedas Died at 58 (1911-1969)

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Antonio Cisneros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Antonio Cisneros Died at 70 (1942-2012)

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A. Roberto Frisancho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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José Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
José Watanabe Died at 62 (1945-2007)

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Hernando de Soto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Hernando de Soto age 76

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Garcilaso de la Vega is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Garcilaso de la Vega Died at 77 (1539-1616)

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Juan Velasco Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Juan Velasco Alvarado Died at 67 (1910-1977)

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Gabriela Yepes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Gabriela Yepes age 42

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Francisco Morales Bermúdez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Martín Adán is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Martín Adán Died at 77 (1908-1985)

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Alejandro Cardenas-A. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Alejandro Cardenas-A. age 40

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Alfredo Bryce is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Alfredo Bryce age 78

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Sebastián Salazar Bondy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Sebastián Salazar Bondy Died at 40 (1924-1964)

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José Carlos Mariátegui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
José Carlos Mariátegui Died at 36 (1894-1930)

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Manuel Gonzales Prada is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Manuel Gonzales Prada Died at 74 (1844-1918)

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Eduardo González Viaña is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Eduardo González Viaña age 76

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Hilda Gadea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Hilda Gadea Died at 53 (1921-1974)

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Carlos Yushimito is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Peru

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Omar Aramayo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Omar Aramayo age 70

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Clorinda Matto de Turner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Clorinda Matto de Turner Died at 57 (1852-1909)

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José María Eguren is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
José María Eguren Died at 68 (1874-1942)

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Javier Heraud is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Javier Heraud Died at 21 (1942-1963)

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Alonso Cueto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Alonso Cueto age 63

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Marco Martos Carrera is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Marco Martos Carrera age 75

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Mariano Melgar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Mariano Melgar Died at 24 (1791-1815)

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Carlos Oquendo de Amat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Carlos Oquendo de Amat Died at 31 (1905-1936)

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Blanca Varela is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Peru
Blanca Varela Died at 83 (1926-2009)