Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87




BREAKING! Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist, and the man praised as the most popular Spanish writer since Cervantes has died at his home in Mexico City, Mexican media reported. In 1967, his novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" sold more than 30m copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Some critics in Latin America said it was the most important book in the Spanish language since Don Quixote, and the American author and critic William Kennedy called the novel "the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race."

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