Legendary Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes passed away on May 15th in Mexico City, at the age of 83. Beloved by readers and contemporary writers alike, Fuentes was instrumental in the Latin American literary movement known as "El Boom." His extensive repertoire includes a multitude of short story collections, essays, and critical assessments of various political regimes. Destiny and Desire, Happy Families, and The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, of which he was a co-editor, are but a few of Fuentes' works providing his trademark insight into Mexican society, politics and economics. A New York Times obituary detailing his numerous achievements and contributions to the literary field can be found here.