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Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel Garcia Márquez Biography:


Gabriel García Márquez (1928-) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, publisher, and political activist. He has lived mostly in Mexico and Europe.García Márquez is often considered the most famous of writers of magic realism. He got his start as a reporter for the Colombian daily El Espectador, and later worked as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York City.His most famous novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (Cien años de soledad) (1967), has sold more than ten million copies. It depicts the life of an isolated South American village. Gabriel García Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982. In 2002, García Márquez published the memoir "Vivir para contarla," the first volume of a projected three-volume autobiography. “Living to Tell the Tale” was translated into English in November 2003 by Edith Grossman, and is available from Knopf.

Dates:


(1928-)

Nationality:


Colombian

Genre(s):


Novels; Magic Realism; Autobiography

Notable Work:


One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967

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