- Category : 1970-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
Mexican writer, critic and editor who received the Efraín Huerta National Literary Award in 1998 for his short story, El planeta Cloralex. His first novel, The Black Minutes (Spanish: Los minutos negros) (2006) is a crime fiction thriller. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction laureate, Junot Díaz, praises his work as "brilliant, but mostly unavailable in English".
According to an article Solares wrote for La Jornada, during his teenage years he briefly had Rafael Guillén Vicente (Subcomandante Marcos, according to the Mexican authorities) as a substitute history teacher. He went on to work as an editor for several publishing houses and by the late 2000s he was completing a doctorate in Iberian and Latin American Studies at the University of Paris I.