Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the most widely-read Latin American author alive today. The writer, a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, is a master at spinning tall tales with the details of his own life. That proved to be a challenge for Gerald Martin, who has spent the past 17 years working on the just published biography, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life.
Filmmaker Mike Newell's latest project is Love in the Time of Cholera, an adaptation of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez's tale of passion and unrequited love. Set in Colombia, the film features an international cast and aims to re-create the novel's lush writing and symbolism.
Alan Cheuse reviews Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Memories of My Melancholy Whores. The strange and magical novel chronicles the discoveries made by a lifelong bachelor when he turns 90 and finds love with a 14-year-old prostitute.
You can't judge a book by its cover, but librarian Nancy Pearl thinks the first line can tell you a lot. Pearl shares some of her favorite literary opening lines with NPR's Steve Inskeep.