Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are 'The Death of Artemio Cruz' , 'Aura' , 'Terra Nostra' , 'The Old Gringo' and 'Christopher Unborn' . 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", while 'The Guardian' called him "Mexico's most celebrated novelist". His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico's highest award, the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. Wikipedia*

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Carlos Fuentes has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2015 with an average of 731 views per program.

Appearances by Title:Author Videos: 4

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  • Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future…

  • U.S.-Mexican Relations

    U.S.-Mexican Relations

    Mr. Fuentes spoke to the conference about the state of relations between the United States and Mexico. He began his remarks in Spanish.…

  • Latin American Issues

    Latin American Issues

    Mr. Fuentes, a prodigious author and the former Mexican Ambassador to France, spoke at a conference titled, “Dialogue of the…

  • Freedom to Write

    Freedom to Write

    As part of an international conference on the freedom to write, participants discussed the dangers and importance of free…

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