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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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This brief bio is from the Nobel Prize website: "Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparents - his grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as a journalist. In 1954 he was sent to Rome* on an assignment for his newspaper, and since then he has mostly lived abroad - in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Mexico - in a more or less compulsory exile. Besides his large output of fiction he has written screenplays and has continued to work as a journalist." [GGM received the Nobel Price for Literature in 1982.]
There is a long, detailed biography on the ?Modern Word? website, at http://www.themodernword.com/gabo/gabo_biography.html . This article puts his life into the context of the political history of Colombia, and describes the ethnic, familial, and literary influences on his life and work.