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Tribute to Gabriel García Marquez at the Embassy of Colombia

April 24th, 2014

News from Berlin - In honor of Gabriel García Márquez’s death on April 17th 2014, the Ambassador of Columbia to Germany, Juan Mayr Maldonado, has invited all official organisations, diplomatic corps and the general public to pay tribute to this  great Colombian writer. The Embassy of Colombia in Berlin, as well as Colombian Consulates all over Germany, have opened a book of condolences today.

In Berlin, the book will be available from April 23th  to April 25th, from 10:00 to 12:00 am and from 14:30 to 16:30 pm.

Gabriel García Márques was born in Aracataca, Colombia in 1927. He started writing during his time at university and soon after became journalist.  In 1967, he published his most famous novel One hundred years of Solitude, which undoubtedly marked a milestone in Latin American literature, and has since been translated into more than 30 languages. Love in the Time of Cholera also gained international critical acclaim.

García Márques is considered one of the leading Latino writers and the father of Magical Realism. During his career he was awarded numerous prizes and honors, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He died on April 17th aged 87 in Mexico City after a lymphatic cancer relapse.

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