The first full and authorized biography of the 1982 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—the most popular international novelist of the last 50 years.
In this exhaustive and enlightening biography—nearly two decades in the making—Gerald Martin
dexterously traces the life and times of one of the twentieth century's greatest literary titans, Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Martin chronicles the particulars of an extraordinary life, from his upbringing in backwater Columbia and early journalism career, to the publication of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” at age forty, and the wealth and fame that followed. Based on interviews with more than three hundred of Garcia Marquez's closest friends, family members, fellow authors, and detractors—as well as the many hours Martin spent with 'Gabo' himself—the result is a revelation of both the writer and the man. It is as gripping as any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's powerful journalism, as enthralling as any of his acclaimed and beloved fiction.