Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías was born in Panama city, Panama on 11 November 1928. He was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Aura (1962), Terra Nostra (1975), The Old Gringo (1985) and Christopher Unborn (1987). In his obituary, The New York Times described Fuentes as «one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world» and an important influence on the Latin American Boom, the «explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and ’70s», while The Guardian called him «Mexico’s most celebrated novelist». His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico’s highest award, the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. He was often named as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, though he never won.
On May 15, 2012, Fuentes died in Angeles del Pedregal hospital in southern Mexico City from a massive hemorrhage. He had been brought there after his doctor had found him collapsed in his Mexico City home.

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) photo: Denis Dailleux
THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ (1962)
THE OLD GRINGO (1985)
TERRA NOSTRA (1975)
THE YEARS WITH LAURA DIAZ (1999)
THE BURIED MIRROR (1992)
A CHANGE OF SKIN (1967)
THE GOOD CONSCIENCE (1961)
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