Gabriel García Márquez: 6 March 1927 (or was it 1928?) – 17 April 2014


Colombia’s most revered writer Gabriel García Marquez died in his adopted home of Mexico last month. Renowned the world over for his writing; short stories, screenplays,  journalism and literary fiction. He was seen by many as the Godfather of the literary style Magical Realism. He published consistently often returning to the same themes in a way that garnered him considerable commercial and vast critical success. He was perhaps the most successful Spanish Language writer since Cervantes. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Read Marquez’s Nobel lecture in full here.