Gabriel García Márquez the acclaimed Colombian novelist who won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away last month.
Considered one of the most important South American writers of all times, his work is compared to the Latin American literary legend who wrote “Don Quixote,” Miguel de Cervantes. Beloved by his countrymen and beyond, he was affectionately called “Gabo.”
The prolific author of more than twenty titles, some of Garcia Marquez’s novels include “Love In The Time Of Cholera” (1985), “A Chronicle Of Death Foretold” (1981), “The Autumn Of The Patriarch” (1975) and maybe his most well-known work “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”
But what is less known about Gabriel Garcia Maquez is that he was also a journalist. To talk about that and his legacy, Juan Carlos Iragorri joins anchor Elaine Reyes in the Americas Now studio. Iragorri is the Washington correspondent for “Semana” Magazine. He worked very closely to Gabriel Garcia Marquez at “Cambio” a magazine that Garcia Marquez owned and made many headlines with in the region.
He shares some insightful memories of Garcia Marquez, talks about his relationship with Fidel Castro and credits Gabo with helping his career.