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

This list features writers like Magdalena Helguera and Manuel Bernárdez.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Uruguayan writers?" and "Which writers are from Uruguay?"

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

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Daniel Hendler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Eduardo Galeano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Juan Carlos Onetti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Juan Carlos Onetti Died at 85 (1909-1994)

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Mario Benedetti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Mario Benedetti Died at 89 (1920-2009)

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Horacio Quiroga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Horacio Quiroga Died at 59 (1878-1937)

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Adrián Caetano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Rodrigo Plá is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Rodrigo Plá age 49

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Jules Supervielle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Jules Supervielle Died at 76 (1884-1960)

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Pablo Stoll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Pablo Stoll age 43

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Juan Pablo Rebella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Juan Pablo Rebella Died at 32 (1974-2006)

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Daniel Chavarria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Mario Gas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Mario Gas age 70

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Ricardo Islas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Ricardo Islas age 48

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Cristina Peri Rossi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Federico Veiroj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Joaquín Torres García is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Joaquín Torres García Died at 75 (1874-1949)

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Antonio Frasconi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Antonio Frasconi Died at 94 (1919-2013)

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Isabel Pisano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Isabel Pisano age 73

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Alfredo Zitarrosa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Alfredo Zitarrosa Died at 53 (1936-1989)

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Alicia Cano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Alicia Cano age 35

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Gustavo Riet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Gustavo Riet age 41

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Carmen Posadas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Enrique Amorim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Enrique Amorim Died at 60 (1900-1960)

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Álvaro Brechner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Álvaro Brechner age 41

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Aldo Garay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Aldo Garay age 48

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Gonzalo Delgado is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Gonzalo Delgado age 42

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Jacobo Langsner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Jacobo Langsner age 90

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Fede Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Fede Alvarez age 39

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Ana Guevara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Ana Guevara age 37

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Emir Rodríguez Monegal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Emir Rodríguez Monegal Died at 64 (1921-1985)

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Juana de Ibarbourou is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Juana de Ibarbourou Died at 87 (1892-1979)

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Enrique Fernández is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Enrique Fernández age 64

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Felisberto Hernández is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Felisberto Hernández Died at 62 (1902-1964)

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Juan Zorrilla de San Martín is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Juan Zorrilla de San Martín Died at 76 (1855-1931)

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Delmira Agustini is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Delmira Agustini Died at 28 (1886-1914)

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Circe Maia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Circe Maia age 85

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Manuel Bernárdez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Manuel Bernárdez Died at 75 (1867-1942)

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Emilio Frugoni is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Emilio Frugoni Died at 89 (1880-1969)

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Florencio Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Florencio Sánchez Died at 35 (1875-1910)

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Francisco Acuña de Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Francisco Acuña de Figueroa Died at 72 (1790-1862)

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Jorge Medina Vidal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Magdalena Helguera is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Magdalena Helguera

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Eduardo Acevedo Díaz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Eduardo Acevedo Díaz Died at 70 (1851-1921)

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Amanda Berenguer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Amanda Berenguer Died at 89 (1921-2010)

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Carlos Rehermann is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay

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Carlos Vaz Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Carlos Vaz Ferreira Died at 86 (1872-1958)

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Julio Herrera y Reissig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Julio Herrera y Reissig Died at 35 (1875-1910)

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María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira Died at 49 (1875-1924)

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Manuel Pérez y Curis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Manuel Pérez y Curis Died at 36 (1884-1920)

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Hugo Achúgar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Uruguay
Hugo Achúgar age 73