Gabriel García Márquez Biography

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera. His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Gabriel García Márquez
Nationality:
Colombia
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Publicist, Actor
Ethnicity:
Colombian people
Date of Birth:
March 6, 1927
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
April 17, 2014
Age at Death:
87
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
Marriages
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