List of Uruguayan authors

A list of notable Uruguayan writers:

Name Period Writings Other Places
Delmira Agustini 1886-1914 poet
Enrique Amorim 1900-1960 novelist, writer
Mario Benedetti 1920-2009 journalist, novelist, poet
Ismael Cortinas (Uruguayan politician) 1884–1940 journalist, playwright politics
Antonio F. Díaz 1789-1869 writer, journalist military, politics
Eduardo Acevedo Díaz 1851-1921 writer, journalist politician
Emilio Frugoni 1880–1969 poet, essayist, journalist politician, lawyer
Eduardo Galeano 1940-present journalist, writer, novelist
Felisberto Hernández 1902-1964 writer pianist
Ernesto Herrera 1889–1917 playwright, short story, journalist
Julio Herrera y Reissig 1875-1910 poet, playwright, essayist
Juana de Ibarbourou 1892–1979 poet
Circe Maia 1932-present poet translator Montevideo - Tacuarembó
Jorge Majfud 1969-present novelist, essayist architect, prof. of mathematics and art Tacuarembó - elsewhere
Leo Maslíah 1954–present novelist, poet, short story, playwright musician, singer Montevideo - Buenos Aires
Tomás de Mattos 1947-present writer librarian Tacuarembó
Jesús Moraes 1955-present short story Artigas
Alvaro Ojeda 1958-present writer, journalist, novelist, poet reviewer
Juan Carlos Onetti 1909-1994 novelist, short story
Emilio Oribe 1893-1975 poet, essayist philosopher, doctor
Danilo Pallares Echeverría  ?-present writer musician Flores
Manuel Pérez y Curis 1884-1920 poet Montevideo
Cristina Peri Rossi 1941-present novelist, poet, short story translator
Carmen Posadas 1953-present books for children, writes for film & TV Montevideo
Horacio Quiroga 1878–1937 playwright, poet, short story Salto, Buenos Aires
José Enrique Rodó 1872–1917 essayist Montevideo
Mauricio Rosencof 1933-present playwright, poet, journalist Florida
Florencio Sánchez 1875–1910 playwright, journalist politician Montevideo
Constancio C. Vigil 1876—1954 writer publisher Rocha, Buenos Aires
Giselda Zani 1909-1975 poet, short story writer art critic
Juan Zorrilla de San Martín 1855–1931 epic poet, politician Montevideo

List of Uruguayan poets

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