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Famous Writers from Peru

Updated June 8, 2017 23.6k views57 items

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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  • 1
    Mario Vargas Llosa

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Arequipa, South America, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksThe Feast of the Goat, The Way to Paradise, The Cubs and Other Stories, The Storyteller, The War of the End of the World

    Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquess of Vargas Llosa (born March 28, 1936), more... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Isabel Allende

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityChile, United States

    WorksLa casa de los espíritus, Daughter of Fortune, Eva Luna, City of the Beasts, Forest of the Pygmies

    Isabel Allende (Spanish: [isaˈβel aˈʝende] (listen); born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean writer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Fernando Fernan Gomez

    Fernando Fernan Gomez

    Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityArgentina, Spain, Peru

    WorksVoyage to Nowhere, Lázaro de Tormes, The Sea and the Weather, Pesadilla para un rico, El viaje a ninguna parte

    Fernando Fernández Gómez (28 August 1921 – 21 November 2007) better known as Fernando... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    César Vallejo

    César Vallejo

    Dec. at 46 (1892-1938)

    BirthplaceSantiago de Chuco Province, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksPoesías completas, Poiēmata, Trilce - Escalas Melografiadas, Sombrero, Abrigo

    César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Heddy Honigmann

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksOblivion, Forever, The Underground Orchestra, Goodbye, O Amor Natural

    Heddy Honigmann (1951) is a Peruvian-born Dutch director of fictional and documentary films.
  • 6

    Adrián Saba

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    NationalitySpain, Peru

    WorksThe Cleaner

    Adrián Saba is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.
  • 7
    Claudia Llosa

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksMadeinusa, The Milk of Sorrow, Loxoro, Aloft

    Claudia Llosa Bueno (born 15 November 1976) is a Peruvian film director, writer, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Javier Fuentes-Leon
    Javier Fuentes-Leon is a film director, a film editor, a film producer, a screenwriter and an... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Gustavo Gutiérrez

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksA theology of liberation: history, politics, and salvation, The power of the poor in history, Beber en su propio pozo

    Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino (born 8 June 1928) is a Peruvian philosopher, theologian, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jaime Bayly

    Jaime Bayly

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksLa mujer de mi hermano, El Huracan Lleva Tu Nombre, La Mujer de mi hermano, Aquí no hay poesía, Los amigos que perdí

    Jaime Bayly Letts [ˈxaime ˈbeili lets, ˈhaime ˈbeili lets] (born February 19, 1965) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Augusto Tamayo San Román

    Augusto Tamayo San Román

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksCrossing a Shadow, The Vigil, The Good Bastard

    Augusto Tamayo San Román is a screenwriter, film art director, director and producer.
  • 12

    Javier Corcuera

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksInvisibles, I'm still

    Javier Corcuera is a film director and screenwriter.
  • 13

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksThe Story of Luke

    Alonso Filomeno Mayo is a film and television director, editor, producer and screenwriter.
  • 14
    Daniel Alarcón

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityUnited States of America, Peru

    WorksLost City Radio

    Daniel Alarcón (born March 5,1977 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian-American author. He has been a... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Fernando Belaúnde Terry

    Fernando Belaúnde Terry

    Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksPeru's own conquest

    Fernando Belaúnde Terry was President of Peru for two non-consecutive terms. Deposed by a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Manuel A. Odría

    Manuel A. Odría

    Dec. at 78 (1896-1974)

    BirthplaceTarma, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksMessage to the nation

    Manuel Arturo Odría Amoretti (26 November 1896 – 18 February 1974) was a military officer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Álvaro Vargas Llosa

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Lima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksGuide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot, El exilio indomable, LA Contenta Barbarie, La Mestiza de Pizarro, La Fauna Politica Latinoamericana

    Álvaro Vargas Llosa (born 18 March 1966) is a Peruvian-Spanish writer and political... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Julio Ramón Ribeyro

    Julio Ramón Ribeyro

    Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Lima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksMarginal voices

    Julio Ramón Ribeyro Zúñiga (August 31, 1929 in Lima, Peru – December 4, 1994 in Lima, Peru)... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Gianfranco Quattrini

    Age: 47

    BirthplacePeru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksChicha tu madre

    Gianfranco Quattrini is a film director and screenwriter.
  • 20
    Martín Chambi

    Martín Chambi

    Dec. at 82 (1891-1973)

    BirthplacePuno, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksMartín Chambi, photographs, 1920-1950

    Martín Chambi Jiménez, (Puno, Peru November 5, 1891 – Cuzco, September 13, 1973) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Abraham Valdelomar

    Abraham Valdelomar

    Dec. at 31 (1888-1919)

    BirthplacePisco, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksLos hijos del sol, Verdolaga, Poesia y estetica, Valdelomar por él mismo, Obras

    Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto (April 27, 1888 - November 3, 1919) was a Peruvian narrator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Diego Valverde Villena

    NationalitySpain, Peru

    Diego Valverde Villena, born on April 6, 1967, is a Spanish poet of Peruvian origin and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Francisco García Calderón Rey

    Francisco García Calderón Rey

    Dec. at 70 (1883-1953)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Chile, Valparaíso Province, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region

    NationalityPeru

    WorksLatin American

    Francisco García Calderón Rey (April 8, 1883 in Valparaíso, Chile – July 1, 1953 in Lima,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    José María Arguedas

    José María Arguedas

    Dec. at 58 (1911-1969)

    BirthplaceAndahuaylas, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksLa agonia de Rasu Niti, Diamantes y pedernales, Señores e indios, El arte popular religioso y la cultura mestiza, Cartas de José María Arguedas a Pedro Lastra

    José María Arguedas Altamirano (18 January 1911 – 2 December 1969) was a Peruvian novelist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Antonio Cisneros

    Antonio Cisneros

    Dec. at 70 (1942-2012)

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    WorksDrácula de Bram Stoker y otros poemas, El arte de envolver pescado, Propios como ajenos, Monólogo de la casta Susana y otros poemas, Monólogo de la casta Susana

    Antonio Alfonso Cisneros Campoy was a Peruvian poet, journalist and academic. He was born in... more on Wikipedia