Author Birthday: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Born March 6, 1927, Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez began his professional career as a journalist forPrensa Latina, the news service created by the regime of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Two full-length works of fiction, a novella, and a collection of short stories preceded his best known work,100 Years of Solitude, for which he won the Nobel Prize. Other momentous works followed, includingLove in the Time of Cholera, before the gifted author passed away from cancer in 2014. In honor of Marquez, let’s have a quote, shall we?

“If I knew that today would be the last time I

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