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Gabriel García Márquez é um escritor, jornalista, editor e ativista político colombiano. Recebeu o Nobel de Literatura de 1982, por sua obra, que entre outros livros inclui o aclamado Cem Anos de Solidão. Foi responsável por criar o realismo mágico na literatura latino-americana. Viajou muito pela Europa e vive actualmente em Cuba a lutar contra o câncer. É pai do realizador Rodrigo García. Em 1 de abril de 2009 declarou que se aposentou e não pretende escrever mais livros. More information...


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