Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez  was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America was died in April 2014.  Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics.

He opened the Foundation for New Journalism, helping journalists from Spanish speaking countries to improve their storytelling techniques. In his literature, Gabo created a realm of numerous characters that conveyed what it’s like to live in any Latin American country.

Magical realism, the so-called literary trend he represented and the term that labels most Latin American-based literature, might be magical for the outsider’s eyes, but for Latin Americans, it’s just mere reality.

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