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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez, a revered writer and Nobel Laureate in Literature, began to tell the story of his life in 2003 in Living to Tell the Tale (Knopf). His latest novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, will be published in an English edition translated by Edith Grossman in fall 2005 and a collection of interviews, edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada, will appear from the University Press of Mississippi in late 2005.


Journey Back to the Source: An Interview with Gabriel García Márquez

June 24, 2005 | Profiles

TRANSLATOR’S NOTE: The following interview was conducted in 1977 for publication in El Manifiesto—a now-defunct Colombian leftist journal. Chatting with the magazine’s staff writers, García Márquez opens up remarkably and bares his most nostalgic and personal side, even swearing on occasion. (The author can be surprisingly, spontaneously foul-mouthed when in the right company.) And he's unusually frank about his spotty education, his days of poverty, his youthful days residing in brothels, and his having been accidentally cured of boils by putting No One Writes to the Colonel to paper.

Memories of 1955 (print only)

Summer 2005 | Memoir

Gabriel García Márquez’s “Memories of 1955” is not available online due to rights restrictions. It is only available in the print issue. Order a copy of our Summer 2005 issue to read this article. [...]