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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Biography

Important Colombian writer who was simply awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. His most well-known novels include A HUNDRED Many years of Solitude (1967), Fall from the Patriarch (1975), and Appreciate in enough time of Cholera (1985). He examined law on the Country wide School of Colombia through the 1940s. During this time period, he segued right into a journalistic profession, writing and submitting articles and columns for such regional newspapers as Un Universal and Un Heraldo. His book, Appreciate in enough time of Cholera, was modified right into a film aimed by Mike Newell and released in america in 2007. He was created in Colombia and grew up mainly by his maternal grandparents. He wedded Mercedes Barcha Pardo; the few acquired two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. He implemented in the footsteps of American writer, William Faulkner, to become Nobel Laureate.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gabriel García Márquez
Date Of Birth March 6, 1927
Died April 17, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico
Place Of Birth Aracataca, Colombia
Profession Novelist
Education University of Cartagena, National University of Colombia
Nationality Mexican, Colombian
Spouse Mercedes Barcha
Children Rodrigo García, Gonzalo García Barcha
Parents Luisa Santiaga Márquez, Gabriel Eligio García
Siblings Jaime García Márquez
Awards Nobel Prize in Literature, Rómulo Gallegos Prize, Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, Ariel Award for Best Screenplay for Cinema, Ariel Award for Best Original Story, New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
Nominations Man Booker International Prize, Best Screenplay Award
Movies Gabo, la creación de Gabriel García Márquez, Letters from the Park, There Are No Thieves in This Village, Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon Fancier, The Blue Lobster, The Widow of Montiel, Mary My Dearest, Farewell to the Ark, Eréndira, Oedipus Mayor, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Golden Cockerel, The Invisible Children, Patsy, My Love, In Evil Hour, Time to Die, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The year of the plague, Memoria de mis putas tristes, Of Love and Other Demons, No One Writes to the Colonel, Presage, The Summer of Miss Forbes, I'm the One You're Looking For, Saturday Night Thief, A Happy Sunday, Bloody Morning, Lola de mi vida, 4 contra el crimen, ZA 05. Lo viejo y lo nuevo, La mujer que llegaba a las seis, El mar del tiempo perdido, Nativ Damech Basheleg, Dead Man's Coughing, Ma armastan sind, Enroque, Nekros adelfos, The Death of Abraham Lincoln (in Three Parts), Juego peligroso, Only Death Is Bound to Come, The Two Way Mirror, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Eyes of a Blue Dog, Far Apart, Duelo, 100 Years of Solitude
TV Shows QAP
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#Fact
1Pictured on a 200p Colombian commemorative postage stamp issued 14 July 2015.
2Pictured on a 55c Spanish commemorative postage stamp, issued 22 April 2015.
3Good friends with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
4After learning that he suffered from lymphatic cancer in 1999, he wrote his autobiography "Vivir para contarla" ("Living to Tell the Tale", 2002).
5His most successful novels include "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (1967), "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1981) and "Love in the Time of Cholera" (1985), which was made into the movie Love in the Time of Cholera (2007).
6Worked as a foreign correspondent in Caracas, Rome, Geneva, Poland, Hungary, Paris, Barcelona, Mexico, India and New York City.
7Born to Gabriel Eligio García and Luisa Santiaga Márquez, he was raised by his grandparents Nicolas Ricardo Márquez, a veteran of the Thousand Days War, and Tranquilinia Iguarán Cotes.
8Father of Gonzalo García Barcha.
9His book Love in the Time of Cholera is featured as a major prop in Serendipity (2001).
10Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982
11The video for R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" is based on his short story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings".
12Father of Rodrigo García.
13Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1982).


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tevavore2016Short short story
Memoria de mis putas tristes2011based on the novel by
Nativ Damech Basheleg2011Short story
Kaszel umarlaka2009Short inspired by the short story "Muerte constante más allá del amor" - as G. G. Marquez
Del amor y otros demonios2009novel
Love in the Time of Cholera2007novel "El amor en los tiempos del cólera"
ZA 05. Lo viejo y lo nuevo2006Documentary
O Veneno da Madrugada2005novel "La Mala Hora"/"In Evil Hour"
Los niños invisibles2001
Duelo2001Short book
The Death of Abraham Lincoln: In Three Parts2000Short story by
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba1999novel
Ma armastan sind1997Short novel
Oedipo alcalde1996
Saturday Night Thief1996TV Short
Eyes of a Blue Dog1994story
Crónicas de una generación trágica1993TV Mini-Series idea - 6 episodes
Mkholod sikvdili modis autsileblad1992novel
Me alquilo para soñar1992TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
La mujer que llegaba a las seis1992Short story
Nekros adelfos1992Short short story
Xuese Qingchen1992uncredited
Contigo en la distancia1991Short
La María1991TV Series adaptation - 1991
Con el amor no se juega1991
The Two Way Mirror1990TV Short
Un domingo feliz1989TV Movie
El verano de la señora Forbes1989TV Movie story
I'm the One You're Looking For1989TV Movie story
Milagro en Roma1989writer
Cartas del parque1989screenplay / story
Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes1988screenplay collaboration
Fábula de la Bella Palomera1988writer
Cronaca di una morte annunciata1987novel
Tiempo de morir1985
Farewell to the Ark1984novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Tiempo de morir1984TV Series story
Eréndira1983novel / screenplay
Hyakunen no kodoku1981Video novel
Enroque1981Short story
El mar del tiempo perdido1980short story
El año de la peste1979screenplay
María de mi corazón1979screenplay / story
La viuda de Montiel1979novel
Presagio1974
Patsy, mi amor1969story
4 contra el crimen1968screenplay
Juego peligroso1967segment "HO"
Time to Die1966
Amor amor amor1965adaptation - segment "Lola de mi vida"
En este pueblo no hay ladrones1965story
Lola de mi vida1965adaptation / screenplay
The Golden Cockerel1964screenplay
La langosta azul1954Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
María de mi corazón1979uncredited
En este pueblo no hay ladrones1965Boletero cine

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lecciones para un Beso2011script doctor
Northern Exposure1994TV Series "100 Years of Solitude" by - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La langosta azul1954Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Águilas no cazan moscas1994thanks
Mi hermano del alma1994thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Neorealism: We Were Not Just Bicycles Thieves2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewed
On Story2012TV SeriesHimself
La palabra empeñada2010DocumentaryHimself
José e Pilar2010DocumentaryHimself
Muchos años después... Gabo en México2007DocumentaryHimself
IV Congreso internacional de la lengua española2007TV MovieHimself
10 líneas de 'El Quijote'2005TV SeriesHimself
Directives Are Directives2001Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Caiga quien caiga1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
Un siècle d'écrivains1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Enredando sombras1998DocumentaryHimself
La vida según...1995TV SeriesHimself
My Macondo1990Himself
Acta General de Chile1986DocumentaryHimself
Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas1986DocumentaryHimself
Camilo, el cura guerrillero1974DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gabo, la creación de Gabriel García Márquez2015DocumentaryHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Writer (In Memoriam)
Días de cine2014TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
La mandrágora2006TV SeriesHimself
Alivio de luto2005Video shortHimself
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982Nobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize

"for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a ... More

1980Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Screenplay (Mejor Guión Cinematográfico)El año de la peste (1979)· Juan Arturo Brennan
1980Silver GoddessMexican Cinema JournalistsBest Screenplay, Adapted (Mejor Adaptación)El año de la peste (1979)· Juan Arturo Brennan
· Felipe Cazals


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#Quote
1He who awaits much can expect little.
2I don't know who said that novelists read the novels of others only to figure out how they are written. I believe it's true. We aren't satisfied with the secrets exposed on the surface of the page: we turn the book around to find the seams.
3Children's lies are signs of great talent.
4The world must be fucked up when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.
5I'm a journalist. I've always been a journalist. My books couldn't have been written if I weren't a journalist because all the material was taken from reality.
6It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
7A man know when he is growing old because he looks like his father.
8The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
9Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
10Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on twenty-four hours a day.


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