The 5 Most Important Honduran Novel Writers

The writers of Honduran novels began to emerge in the colonial era, in the seventeenth century. However, the writers of the most renowned novels were born in the nineteenth century.

In this century the writers stood out with a series of novels with themes related to history.

The 5 Most Important Honduran Novel Writers

It is relevant to know that the Honduran script in recent years has had a boom that has allowed it to obtain important literature awards.

Some of these awards are regional. For example, the Rogelio Literature 2013 prize and the Central American and Caribbean Novel Prize.

The 5 main writers of Honduran novels

1- José Froylán de Jesús Turcios Canelas

This writer was born on July 7, 1875 in Juticalpa and died on November 19, 1943 in Costa Rica. He was one of the most influential men of Honduras during the 20th century.

His first novel novel was The Vampire , a writing with modernist style published in 1910. In the year 1911 publishes another famous novel titled The White Ghost .

2- Lucila Gamero Moncada

This writer was born in Danlí on June 12, 1873, and died in the same city in 1964. She was the first woman to make the production of a solid and famous novel.

The first novel he wrote was Amalia Montiel , in 1895. This was published in Froylan Turcios, the first literary medium that gave space to women of that time. A few years later he published two more novels: Adriana and Margarita Y Heart Pages .

Years later he gave life to the famous novel Blanca Olmedo , one of the most recognized in Honduras. It is a romantic story that attracted the attention of the youngest women of the time.

Other novels written by Lucila Gamero were: Betina , Aida , Exotic love , The Secretary Y The Pain of Loving .

3- Rafael Heliodoro

He was born in Tegucigalpa on July 3, 1891 and died in 1959 Mexico. This writer focused on the field of history and literature. His first novel was published in 1944 and was named Iturbide, Man of God .

4- Argentina Díaz Lozano

He was born in Santa Rosa de Copan on December 15, 1912, and died in Tegucigalpa on August 13, 1999.

Her original name was Argentina Bueso Mejía, but she got married and acquired both of her husband's surnames as literary.

Argentina Díaz Lozano has been the only Central American woman candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1970.

Among the novels written by Argentina Díaz include: Time to live , Pilgrimage , Mayapan , 49 days in the life of a woman and finally, A woman has arrived in the year 1991. The novel Mayapan It was the most recognized, it was even translated into different languages.

5- Ramón Amaya Amador

He was a writer and journalist born in Olanchito on April 29, 1916. He died in a plane crash in Slovakia on November 24, 1966. His literary output was declared a national cultural treasure, 25 years after his death.

Green Prison written in 1945 was the most recognized novel of this writer. However, it has a large list of works.

Among these are: Dawn , The Indio Sánchez , Under the sign of peace , Builders , The Lord of the mountains , among other.


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