Gabriel Garcia Marquez
If Spanish media piques your interest, then you may be drawn to the writers behind some of your favorite stories. There are several great Latin journalists, playwrights, and novelists in history, and, in 2014, we lost one of them. Born March 6th, 1927, Gabriel Garcia Marquez excelled is deemed one of the greatest writers of the 1900s. Hailing from a Colombian background, Marquez left law school to pursue a career in journalism.
Both a novelist and short story specialist, Marquez had some great works under his name: La Hojarasca, La Mala Hora, and, most noticeably, Cien Años de Soledad. This latter work brought Marquez great fame and fortune. After publishing Cien Años de Soledad, Marquez developed a close bond with Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. His works were prominent because they had a steady, easy-to-understand flow coupled with vibrant, explorative storylines and plots that left no loose ends. His excellence led to him receiving the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1972, followed by the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize ten years later. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s climb to the top of Hispanic literature is significant, exciting, and a story that should be put out in the spotlight.
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