Jorge Ibargüengoitia (1928-1983) was a Mexican writer and journalist. He is considered one of the most ironic, shrewd voices in Latin American literature of the twentieth century and a mordant critic of the social and political reality of his country. He studied literature and philosophy at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and was awarded scholarships from the Center for Mexican writers and from the Rockefeller, Fairfield, and Guggenheim foundations. His work includes novels, short stories, plays, chronicles and children’s literature, and he published more than twenty books. In 1983 Ibargüengoitia died in a plane crash.