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Hispanic Heritage Month: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Columbian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist. He is best known for magical realism novels. Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in Aracataca, Columbia. He began his career in journalism while studying law at the University of Cartagena. His first novella was published in 1955 and several other works soon followed. He achieved international fame with the novels Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, a classic of twentieth century literature. Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 and was the first Colombian and fourth Latin American to win the award. Garcia Marquez has been recognized as one of the most remarkable storytellers of the 20th century. Click here to view a complete list of Garcia Marquez's works available at Milwaukee Public Library.


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