Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez (1927 – 2014)

Happy birthday to the legendary story teller and literary genius, Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez (1927-2014).  Marquez was born on March 6, 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia, a small town on the Caribbean coast.  Marquez was raised by his maternal grandparents, who encouraged his creativity with stories of local history and a supernatural view of reality.  His novels include, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera”; the latter was recreated as a film in 2007, starring Javier Bardem and Benjamin Bratt.  Marquez won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.  In awarding the prize, the Nobel Academy highlighted Marquez’s narrative gifts and his demonstrated commitment to social justice.

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