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Carlos Fuentes was born in Panama on November 11, 1928. He studied law at the National University of Mexico and did graduate work at the Institute des Hautes Etudes in Switzerland. He entered Mexico's diplomatic service and wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Where the Air Is Clear, was published in 1958. His other works include The Death of Artemio Cruz, Destiny and Desire, and Vlad. The Old Gringo was later adapted as a film starring Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda in 1989. He won numerous awards including the Fuentes the Romulo Gallegos Prize in Venezuela for Terra Nostra, the National Order of Merit in France, the Cervantes Prize in 1987, and Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for literature in 1994. He also wrote essays, short stories, screenplays, and political nonfiction. In addition to writing, he taught at numerous universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown. He served as the ambassador of Mexico to France. He died on May 15, 2012 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography)
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De schrijver Carlos Fuentes is in een ziekenhuis in Mexico-Stad overleden. De 83-jarige auteur gold als een van de belangrijkste literatoren in het Spaans taalgebied. Het bericht over zijn dood werd dinsdag via Twitter bevestigd door president Calderón, die Fuentes omschrijft als 'schrijver en universeel Mexicaan'.

Fuentes en generatiegenoten als Colombiaan Gabriel Garcia Márquez en Peruaan Mario Vargas Llosa vestigden de aandacht op de Latijns-Amerikaanse cultuur in een periode waarin het grootste deel van de regio werd bestuurd door dictators. In een interview met de Volkskrant zei Fuentes in 2006 dat een goed schrijver alles moet bekritiseren. 'Niet alleen zijn vijanden, maar ook zijn vrienden. Juist zijn vrienden!'

In 1987 werd Fuentes' werk bekroond met de Cervantes Prijs. Zijn laatste roman, De wil en het lot, verscheen in 2010
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