Carlos Fuentes (November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist.

In his obituary, The New York Times described him 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."

Last Updated: June 15, 2017