Carlos Fuentes 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). His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico’s highest award, the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor (1999). He was often named as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, though he never won. Born in Panama City, he died in Mexico City where he had lived and is buried in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.
Carlos Fuentes was shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize in 2007.