Google is celebrating Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 91st birth anniversary with a colourful doodle recreating the “Magical city of Macondo” from his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Acknowledged as one of the greatest writers in recent times, Marquez was a novelist, short story writer, and a journalist.
Born in Aracataca, Colombia in 1927, he was popularly known as Gabo.
He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982 for his many novels and short stories.
He also produced many non-fiction narratives which became known as “New Journalism”.
He founded the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism in 1994, which helps train people in investigative journalism across Latin America.
Known for having strong political views, his work has been translated in many languages.
One Hundred Years of Solitude sold some 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.
Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, Gabriel died on April 17, 2014.