Jorge Ibargüengoitia was a Mexican author. He was a recipient of the Mexico City literary award and renowned for his historical satires.
Ibargüengoitia was educated at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His fiction took real-life scandals and myths and debunked them with sardonic and satirical rewritings. His books were both controversial and very popular. They received wide acclaimed.
Some of his works include Los Relámpagos de Agosto about the Mexican Revolution, weekly columns in the Mexico City newspaper Excelsior, and Los Muertas (The Dead Girls) about the serial killers Las Poquianchis.
Ibargüengoitia died in the crash of Avianca Flight 011 in 1983, alongside 179 other passengers.