Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1928 in north Columbia. He was a writer, journalist, publisher and he was politically active.
He spent his childhood with his mother's parents and it influenced his writing. He studied in Bogota journalism and law.
From 1947 to 1952 he wrote about 10 stroies and Kafka was his great influence. The stories were gathered in a book of short stories named "Eyes of a Blue Dog".
In 1948 he started working as a journalist and in the next ten years he moved around a lot - from Latin America to Europe. He also stayed in Havana where he became friends with Fidel Castro.
In the 60's he started to work in Mexico City and in the 1979 he founded HABEAS. The organization was dedicated to power abuse and it freed prisoners from Latin America.
In 1982 he received a Nobel Prize for literature.
His most famous novel was "One Hundred Years of Solitude" that was published 1667. Many expected a sequel but it never happened. He went back to romantic themes in the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" that was published in 1986. The inspiration for the novel was his parents love.
Some other of his famous works were "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Big Mama's Funeral", "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" and many others.
He died in 2004 in Mexico City.
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