No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
– Gabriel García Márquez
born in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia March 06, 1927
genreLiterature & Fiction, Short Stories, Magical Realism
influencesG.K. Chesterton, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William Faulkner, Juan Rulfo, Fra…more
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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. García Márquez, familiarly known as “Gabo” in his native country, is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
He started as a journalist, and has written many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best-known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magical realism, which uses magical elements and events in order to explain re…more