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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) was in kinship care as a small child.
Soon after Gabriel was born in the small town of Aracataca, Colombia, his parents moved to a city, leaving their son with his maternal grandparents.
The boy lived for his grandparents for the first 8 years of his life, and they had a significant influence on his development. Both were excellent storytellers and his grandmother contributed to Marquez’ magic realism style.
Marzquez began his career as a journalist, working in Rome, Paris, Bogota and New York City.
In 1965, he moved to Mexico City where he wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), widely considered his masterpiece.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982. He is respected as one of the most significant writers of the 20th century.

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