Biography Intro: MGabriel was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist
NAME: Gabriel García Márquez
DATE OF BIRTH:6 March 1927
PLACE OF BIRTH: Aracataca, Colombia
EDUCATION: He started his formal education and he was sent to an internship in barranquilla, a port on the mouth of the río magdalena. There, he gained a reputation of being a timid boy who wrote humorous poems and drew humorous comic strips.
Serious and little interested in athletic activities, he was called el viejo by his classmates.
García márquez took his first years of high school in the colegio jesuita san josé (today instituto san josé) from 1940, in which he published his first poems in the school magazine juventud. Later, thanks to a scholarship given to him by the government, gabriel was sent to study in bogotá where he was relocated to the liceo nacional de zipaquirá, a town located one hour from the capital, where he would finish his secondary studies.
During his time at the bogotá study house, garcía márquez excelled in various sports, becoming team captain of the liceo nacional zipaquirá team in three disciplines, soccer, baseball, and track.
After his graduation in 1947, garcía márquez stayed in bogotá to study law at the universidad nacional de colombia, where he had a special dedication to reading. La metamorfosis by franz kafka, particularly in the false translation of jorge luis borges,was a work that especially inspired him.
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PUBLICATIONS:Love in the Time of Cholera, Letters from the Park.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Nobel Prize in Literature, Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger.