Gregorio López (writer)

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For the captain who inspired Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, see Gregorio Fuentes.

Gregorio López y Fuentes (November 17, 1897 – December 10, 1966) was a Mexican novelist, poet, and journalist. He was one of the leading chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution.

López y Fuentes was born in a ranch called "El Mamey" in the Huasteca region of Veracruz in 1895. He started writing at the age of 15, when the Mexican Revolution began. Many of his books are related to the civil conflict.

Later on he became a teacher of literature at a school in Mexico City. In 1921 he began writing for the El Universal often under the Tulio F. Peseenz pseudonym. His stories were seen as exciting, humorous, and symbolic of Mexico. A realist, many of his works concerned the oppression of Native Americans. He was a contemporary of Mariano Azuela and Martín Luis Guzmán.

He has written many books including La siringa de cristal (1914), Claros de selva (1921), El vagabundo (1922), El alma del poblacho (1924), Campamento (1931), Tierra (1932), ¡Mi general! (1934), El Indio (1935), Arrieros (1937), Huasteca (1939), Una Carta a Dios (1940) and many more.

He was awarded the National Prize of Arts and Sciences in 1935.