Award for Gabriel García Márquez

Photograph: Daniel Mordzinski

One of my old time favorite authors Gabriel García Márquez was chosen as the winner of the Nicolás Guillén Award, which is given annually to literary works and authors. García Márquez is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism.

García Márquez is best-known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magical realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo, and most of them express the theme of solitude.
He was one of the authors of the literary movement ‘El Boom Latinoamericano’ from the 60′ and 70′.

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,August 12, 2010.

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