Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez has passed away at the age of 87, according to the Associated Press. García Márquez was recently hospitalized for an infection in Mexico City, and on Wednesday, April 9, he was released to convalesce at his home. The Colombian-born author and journalist is considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century. In his lifetime, he published six novels and seven nonfiction books, as well as numerous novellas and short story collections. His work transcended Spanish-language literature to become internationally beloved.
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According to a published report, Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has almost finished a new novel called En Agosto Nos Vemos (translation: “We’ll meet in August”). In a speech celebrating the publication of Yo No Vengo A Decir un Discurso, a collection of speeches just published in Spain and Latin America, Random House Mondadori editor Cristobal Pera said that the Nobel laureate “is as good as can be expected of an 83-year-old man who has come out undefeated in his battle with cancer.”
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