Gene H. Bell-Villada


Gene H. Bell-Villada is a leading expert on the work of Gabriel García Márquez. His work on the great Latin American author includes García Márquez: The Man and His Work (North Carolina, 1990), Gabriel García Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude: A Casebook (Oxford, 2001), and Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez (Mississippi, 2005). Bell-Villada’s other books include Art for Art’s Sake & Literary Life: How Politics and Markets Helped Shape the Ideology & Culture of Aestheticism 1790–1990 (Nebraska, 1996), a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, and his memoir Overseas American: Growing Up Gringo in the Tropics (Mississippi, 2005).