Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 - 17 April 2014, Colombian)
(Top) Mr. García Márquez working in his Mexico City home in 1962. He erupted on the literay world stage with the 1967 appearance of « One Hundred Years of Solitude. » Over the next few decades, more than 20 million copies of the book were sold. He was considered the supreme exponent, if not the creator, of the literary genre known as magic realism, in which the miraculous and the real converge.
(Bottom) Mr. García Márquez received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1082. When awarding him the prize, the Swedish Academy of Letters noted that « each new work of this is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance.
R.I.P. via The New York Times