Ariano Suassuna was born in the city of João Pessoa, Paraíba, on 16 June 1927, to João Urbano Pessoa de Vasconcelos Suassuna and Rita de Cássia Dantas Villar.
Joaquim Maria Carneiro Vilella was born on 9 April 1846, in the São José neighbourhood, in Recife. He was the son of Joaquim Vilella de Castro Tavares, general and provincial sheriff, officer of the Ordem da Rosa (Order of the Rose) and president of the Associação Acadêmica Atheneu Pernambucano.
Writer, novelist and playwright, Hermilo Borba Carvalho Filho was born on 8 July 1917,on the Verde Plantation in the municipality of Palmares, in the Southern Forest Zone of Pernambuco, to Hermilo Borba Carvalho and Irinéa Portela de Carvalho.
Luiz Marinho Falcão Filho was born in Timbaúba, Pernambuco, on 8 May 1926, to Luiz Marinho Falcão and Rosa Bezerril Falcão.
Nelson Falcão Rodrigues, Brazilian dramatist, novelist and journalist, was born in Recife, PE, on 23 August 1912. He was the fifth of fourteen children by the couple Maria Esther Falcão and journalist Mário Rodrigues.