Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014)

Video by Jeanette Ellul
Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter


Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist and journalist who inspired many a mind to appreciate magical realism in words and the world around them, died today at home in Mexico City.

Mr. García Márquez learned he had lymphatic cancer in 1999, and a brother said in 2012 that he had developed senile dementia.

Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers — Dickens, Tolstoy and Hemingway among them — who were embraced both by critics and by a mass audience.  Read the full NYT piece.

Please send in your favorite lines from his work.

We will be adding to this post through the afternoon.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Filed under: Mobile, Today's Mission


  1. Mark Rabine Staff

    ‘Tell him,’ the colonel said, smiling, ‘that a person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”

  2. marcos

    “We are so peaceful that none of us has died even of a natural death,” he said. “You can see that we still don’t have any cemetery.”

Comments are closed.

Full name required to post. For full details, read our Policy