Gabriel Garcia Marquez
( b. Mar 06, 1927 Aracataca, COLOMBIA - d. Apr 17, 2014 Mexico City, MEXICO ) Male
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist whose "One Hundred Years of Solitude" established him as a giant of 20th-century literature. Mr. Garcia Marquez, 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.