The Most Famous

WRITERS from Ecuador

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This page contains a list of the greatest Ecuadorean Writers. The pantheon dataset contains 5,794 Writers, 3 of which were born in Ecuador. This makes Ecuador the birth place of the 96th most number of Writers behind Trinidad and Tobago and Kosovo.

Top 3

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Ecuadorean Writers of all time. This list of famous Ecuadorean Writers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Juan Montalvo (1832 - 1889)

With an HPI of 59.59, Juan Montalvo is the most famous Ecuadorean Writer.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages on wikipedia.

Juan María Montalvo y Fiallos (13 April 1832 in Ambato – 17 January 1889 in Paris) was an Ecuadorian author and essayist.

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2. Jorge Icaza Coronel (1906 - 1978)

With an HPI of 58.51, Jorge Icaza Coronel is the 2nd most famous Ecuadorean Writer.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Jorge Icaza Coronel (June 10, 1906 – May 26, 1978), commonly referred to as Jorge Icaza, was a writer from Ecuador, best known for his novel Huasipungo, which brought attention to the exploitation of Ecuador's indigenous people by Ecuadorian whites. He was born in Quito in 1906 and died of cancer in the same city in 1978.

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3. Jorge Enrique Adoum (1926 - 2009)

With an HPI of 57.79, Jorge Enrique Adoum is the 3rd most famous Ecuadorean Writer.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Jorge Enrique Adoum خورخي انريكي قَدُّوم (June 29, 1926 in Ambato – July 3, 2009 in Quito) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, politician, and diplomat. He was one of the major exponents of Latin American poetry. His work received such prestigious awards as the first Casa de las Américas Prize in Cuba, the most important honor in Latin American letters. Though hailed by Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda as the best poet of his generation in Latin America, Adoum’s work is unknown in the English-speaking world.

Pantheon has 3 people classified as writers born between 1832 and 1926. Of these 3, none of them are still alive today. The most famous deceased writers include Juan Montalvo, Jorge Icaza Coronel, and Jorge Enrique Adoum. As of October 2020, 1 new writers have been added to Pantheon including Jorge Enrique Adoum.

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Which Writers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 3 most globally memorable Writers since 1700.