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Writers’ Reel: Remembering Gabriel García Márquez

Last Thursday, Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez passed away at the age of 87. Rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape, his fiction combined the fantastic with the realistic in a highly original synthesis. García Márquez wrote 16 novels and short story collections, notably Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, along with countless articles during his time as a journalist. In this video, García Márquez recalls his upbringing in a house filled with women.
“My life was a strange one because the women, ruled by my grandmother, lived in a supernatural world, where everything was possible. Where the most marvelous things were simply daily life. And I got used to thinking that way.” – Gabriel García Márquez