Famous Chilean Writers

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 1 Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda.
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Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973

Chilean poet-diplomat and politician, Pablo Neruda, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was a versatile writer and his works include surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, and love poems. He is considered the national poet of Chile. As a politician, he served a term as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party and held several diplomatic positions.

 2 Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima
Chilean author Isabel Allende is known for her bestselling Spanish-language novels The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts. The Chilean National Literature Prize-winner explores women’s perspectives and includes magic realism and autobiographical aspects in her works. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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 3 Víctor Jara

Víctor Jara.
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Famous As: Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter and political activist
Birthdate: September 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lonquén
Died: September 16, 1973

 4 Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño.
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago
Died: July 15, 2003

 5 Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral.
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Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña
Died: January 10, 1957

Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and educator Lucila Godoy Alcayaga was better known by her pseudonym, Gabriela Mistral. The suicide of her first love inspired her poem Dolor. Her diplomatic assignments later took her to places such as Madrid and Lisbon. She is remembered for her emotional verses and her feminism.

 6 Miguel Serrano

Miguel Serrano
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Famous As: Diplomat, Writer
Birthdate: September 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santiago
Died: February 28, 2009

 7 Luis Sepúlveda

Luis Sepúlveda
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ovalle, Chile
Died: April 16, 2020
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 8 Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman
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Famous As: screenwriter, writer, playwright, journalist
Birthdate: June 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 9 Andrés Bello

Andrés Bello
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Famous As: Poet, Legislator, Philosopher, Educator, Philologist, Diplomat, Politician, Translator, Writer
Birthdate: November 29, 1781
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: October 15, 1865

 10 Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Fabian, Chile
Died: January 23, 2018

 11 Vicente Huidobro

Vicente Huidobro
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: January 2, 1948

 12 Raúl Ruiz

Raúl Ruiz
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Puerto Montt, Chile
Died: August 19, 2011

 13 José Donoso

José Donoso
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: December 7, 1996

 14 Antonio Skármeta

Antonio Skármeta
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antofagasta, Chile

 15 María Luisa Bombal

María Luisa Bombal
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile
Died: May 6, 1980

 16 Jorge Edwards

Jorge Edwards
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

 17 Volodia Teitelboim

Volodia Teitelboim
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chillán, Chile
Died: January 31, 2008

 18 Gonzalo Rojas

Gonzalo Rojas
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 20, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lebu, Chile
Died: April 25, 2011

 19 Eduardo Barrios

Eduardo Barrios
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 25, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: September 13, 1963

 20 Alberto Blest Gana

Alberto Blest Gana
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 4, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chile
Died: November 9, 1920

 21 Francisco Coloane

Francisco Coloane
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quemchi, Chile
Died: August 5, 2002

 22 Sergio Badilla Castillo

Sergio Badilla Castillo
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valparaíso

 23 Mariela Griffor

Mariela Griffor.
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Famous As: Poet, Publisher, Diplomat
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concepción

 24 Frederick Niven

Frederick Niven
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
Died: January 30, 1944

 25 Pedro de Oña

Pedro de Oña
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1570 AD
Birthplace: Los Confines, Chile
Died: 1643 AD