Gabriel García Márquez

100 Years of Solitude…Gabriel García Márquez, the great Colombian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate, has died at the age of 87. Here’s his obituary in The Guardian.    ADDED: New York Times Obituary.

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’.


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