Name: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Born: 6th March 1927 (Aracataca, Colombia)
Died: 27th April 2014
Notable works: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, Autumn of the Patriarch, Of Love and Other Demons
Notable awards: The Nobel Prize (1982)
Bio: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the man who, upon his death, was described by the President of Colombia as ‘the greatest Colombian who ever lived.’ During his career he contributed heavily to making popular the genre that is magical realism, and his most famous work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, has sold over 30 million copies. Not bad eh?
He is loved by many for his wit and creativity and was rewarded for this in 1982 by winning The Nobel Prize for literature.