ADDED: Salman Rushdie on ‘Gabo’.
He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1982, the Swedish Academy hailing fiction “in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts”.
If you’ve not yet read him, go now. A master. In addition to ‘100 Years of Solitude’, other noted titles include ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’, ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’ and ‘Memories of My Melancholy Whores’. In 2010, he released a compilation of his speeches entitled ‘I Didn’t Come Here to Make a Speech’.