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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1927, Aracataca, Colombia; d. 2014, Mexico City, Mexico) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He was one of the most influential and beloved novelists of the twentieth century; his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude has been read by millions worldwide, and is the foremost example of "magical realism." His other books include the novels The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.