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Author Information: Carlos Fuentes

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Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, was born in 1928. In addition to teaching at Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, and other universities in the United States, he has written essays and screenplays, political journalism and commentary, and has been his country's ambassador to France. He is the author of more than ten novels, including The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo, and Diana; one of theseŚTerra NostraŚwon the prestigious Romulo Gallegos Prize in Venezuela. In 1987, he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the highest honor given to a Spanish-language writer. Mr. Fuentes lives in Mexico City and in London.

Mr Fuentes died on the 15th May 2012 and received a State Funeral in Mexico City.



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