I began to be a writer in the same way I climbed up on this platform- I was coerced.
I confess I did all I could not to attend this assembly- I tried to get sick, I attempted to catch pneumonia, I went to the barber, hoping he'd slit my throat, and, finally, it occurred to me to come here without a jacket and tie so they wouldn't let me in . . . but I forgot I was in Venezuela, here you can go anywhere in shirtsleeves. The result- here I am, and I don't know where to start.
But I can tell you, for example, how I began to write.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.
An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny Sunday Telegraph Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do -- Salman Rushdie One of this century's most evocative writers -- Anne Tyler I'm Not Here... proves the Colombian to be as poetic and polemical in speaking as he was in writing -- ArtReview This volume should fit nicely inside a Christmas stocking, perhaps belonging to a young writer -- The Independent 'Radiates a familiar humorous charm and robust sensuality' -- Irish Times
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