Esteemed Novelist and Creator of Magical-Realism Dies at his Home in Mexico City.
One of my favorite writers and thinkers of the modern age Gabriel García Márquez passed away today at the age of 87 at his home in Mexico City. Márquez was lauded nearly unanimously by his peers and made famous a style of writing dubbed 'magical-realism' where-by the fantastical was woven with the banal.
In 1982, Márquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature, confirming his impact and popularity. His book 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' has sold more than 50 million copies in over 25 different languages. I recommend you pick up a copy for yourself and give it a read. If you've already enjoyed 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' don't fret: Márquez has five other novels, four novellas, countless short-stories, and some incredible non-fiction work as well.