Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was a Colombian writer. He was born in the town of Aracataca, the inspiration for Macondo, the setting of his masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude. His use of ‘magical realism’ in his writing would go on to inspire many other writers, including Salman Rushdie and Toni Morrison. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Books by Gabriel García Márquez

Interviews where books by Gabriel García Márquez were recommended

Books by Nobel Prize in Literature Winners, recommended by Five Books Interviewees

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually since 1901 and remains one of the most prestigious prizes a writer can aspire to. It’s also been consistently international, with many novelists and writers from around the globe winning the award for books written in an array of languages. Not all are accessible, and picking out which ones to read can be a tough call. To help, here’s our list of books by winners of the Nobel literature prize that have been recommended on Five Books.

The Best Colombian Novels, recommended by Pilar Quintana

Colombian novels shot to international prominence after the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which told the story of his small, Colombian hometown by mixing in fantastical elements. The novel spoke to readers around the globe and García Márquez would go on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here, contemporary Colombian novelist Pilar Quintana introduces us to the works of this ‘genius’ as well as some of the other great novels of Colombian literature.

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