[QODLink]
Americas
Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes dies
Translated into two dozen languages, Fuentes brought Latin American literature to a global audience.
Last Modified: 16 May 2012 00:15

Carlos Fuentes, one of Latin America's best-known authors and a critic of governments in Mexico and the United States, has died after a literary career spanning more than five decades. He was 83.

Fuentes wrote more than 20 novels and several collections of short stories. His best-known works include The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and The Crystal Frontier.

 The Old Gringo was the first US bestseller by a Mexican author and was made into a movie in 1989 starring Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda.

Local media on Tuesday said Fuentes died in a Mexico City hospital, although the cause of death was unclear.

Dividing his time chiefly between Mexico City and London, Fuentes dovetailed literature and social observation throughout his career.

Along with Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Peru's Mario Vargas Llosa, Fuentes brought Latin American literature to a global audience in the second half of the 20th century. His work was translated into two dozen languages.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
Informal health centres are treating thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey, easing the pressure on local hospitals.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Wastewater ponds dot the landscape in US states that produce gas; environmentalists say they’re a growing threat.
China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.
join our mailing list