Octavio Cordero Palacios (Santa Rosa, Azuay, May 3, 1870 – December 17, 1930) was a writer, playwright, poet, lawyer, judge, politician, mathematician, translator, teacher and inventor. Among his plays are Gazul (1890), Los Hijos de Atahualpa (1891) and Los Borrachos (1892). Today the town in which he was born bears his name.
- Gazul (1890), read it for free: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.
- Los Hijos de Atahualpa (1891)
- Los Borrachos (1892)
- Vida de Abdón Calderón (1916), a biography of the legendary young hero of the Battle of Pichincha. Read it for free here.
- De Potencia a Potencia (1922)
- El Quechua y el Cañari (1923), a philological study of Quechua and Cañari languages, with a Cañari Dictionary, which was awarded “La Palma de Oro” Prize
- El Azuay Histórico
- Protomebamba y sus Crónicas Documentadas para la Historia de Cuenca (1924)
- La Poesía de Ciencia (1929)
- El Cuervo, a Spanish translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.
- Rapsodias Clásicas, a Spanish translation of works by Virgil and Horace.