Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the most widely translated writers of his time, and yet there were many sides of him that English-language readers do not know. This volume includes the first-ever English translation of Marquez's final conversation, along with other rare and never-before-translated interviews from throughout his long career. Marquez discusses his varied literary work and his controversial politics, and what emerges is a richer, deeper, more intimate portrait of this great writer than we've encountered before.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1927, Aracataca, Colombia; d. 2014, Mexico City, Mexico) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He was one of the most influential and beloved novelists of the twentieth century; his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude has been read by millions worldwide, and is the foremost example of "magical realism." His other books include the novels The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
David Streitfeld is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has covered books, business, and techology for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. He identified Joe Klein as the author of Primary Colors, won a "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his stories on fake online reviews, and has written extensively about Apple and Amazon. He is currently a columnist for the New York Times, covering technology.
Praise for Gabriel Garcia Marquez "A conjurer of literary magic . . . A giant of 20th-century literature." --The New York Times
"The most popular and perhaps best writer in Spanish since Miguel de Cervantes." --Carlos Fuentes
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