Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez appeared in public during a celebration marking his 87th birthday on March 6 in Mexico City. He died in April. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. cartoonist Alison Bechdel works in her studio at the castle of Civitella Ranieri in central Italy on Sept. 2. Riccardo De Luca/ Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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