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Gabriel García Márquez biography

Gabriel García Márquez biography
Gabriel García Márquez in 1999. (Knopf)

Born:

March 6, 1928, in Aracataca,

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Colombia

Awards and honors:

Nobel Prize

for literature, 1982

Life:

Studied law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá and the University of Cartagena. He began his career as a journalist in 1948, working in Cartagena, Barranquilla and Bogotá, Colombia; Rome; Paris; and Caracas, Venezuela. Among his best-known novels are "One Hundred Years of Solitude," "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" and "Love in the Time of Cholera." The fictional Colombian village of Macondo figures in much of his work, as does the combination of realism and fantasy characteristic of his style.

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