Gabriel José García Márquez was born in 1928 in the town of
Aracatca, Colombia. Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he is
considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth
century. He began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of
numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of
Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Gabriel Márquez was awarded the
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Marquez's novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and
Love in the Time of Cholera were Oprah's Book Club selections.