viernes, 18 de abril de 2014

Colombia's premier novelist dies in Mexico City

The Colombian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City on 17 April, at the age of 87. His relatives had in preceding days been preparing the press and the public for his possible and imminent death, due in part to a recurring cancer. García Márquez had been living in Mexico since the 1960s, and the country would pay him a public homage on 21 April in the capital's Palace of Fine Arts (Bellas Artes), the daily Excelsior reported. Latin American heads of state, writers and personalities expressed their sadness at the writer's death. The author's famous novels included One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.