Gabriel García Márquez
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982
Born: 6 March 1927, Aracataca, Colombia
Died: 17 April 2014, Mexico City, Mexico
Residence at the time of the award: Mexico
Prize motivation: "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."
Prize share: 1/1
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
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