Tag: latin

Latin America’s Literary Pioneer Dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose enchanting stories of love and mystery seduced millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, after a bout of pneumonia. He was 87.A prolific writer and an ardent socialist, Garcia Marquez's international fame was won through "One...

Spain Honors Latin American Authors

Two prestigious prizes out of Spain, the Premio Cervantes and the Cadiz Cortes IberoAmerican Freedom Prize, were awarded to authors from Latin America.Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Novel Prize in Literature was unanimously selected by the jury for Spain's Cadiz Cortes IberoAmerican Freedom Prize, as the recipient of the 2014 award.The jury praised the...