Victor Hugo | Poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most well-known of all the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets, he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre-Dame de Paris and Les Misérables | France | 1802 - 1885
Pablo Neruda was an amazing, Chilean poet and diplomat, whose penchant for finding beauty in both the ordinary and extraordinary is seemingly unparalleled. I had the opportunity to visit his homes in Chile. His eccentricity and his exuberance for living were so evident in everything he chose to surround himself with. It made me so happy and so does he. I hope I, too, always remain as young at heart :)
Julio Cortázar (Aug 26, 1914–Feb 12, 1984), Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in the Americas and Europe. He has been called a "modern master of the short story." He also translated Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket into Spanish as Narracion de Arthur Gordon Pym.