Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday in Mexico City at the age of 87.
Márquez, whose novels include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts." You can read more about García Márquez in the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Available here is a Democracy Now! interview with Chilean writer Isabel Allende on the life and work of García Márquez.