Gabriel García Márquez, well-known Colombian author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” died Thursday at the age of 87 at his home in Mexico City. His works of fiction were deeply rooted in a Latin American landscape but found universal appeal, with his works being translated into dozens of languages.
García Márquez also received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. “Each new work of his is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance,” the Swedish Academy of Letters said in awarding him the Nobel.
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