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Gabriel Garcia Marquez May Not Write Anymore

  • April 2, 2009
  • Maya
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He is the 82-year old giant of Latin American literature who pioneered the school of magical realism and inspired a generation of novelists. But Gabriel Garcia Marquez has barely written a word since his last novel, Memoirs of My Melancholy Whores, came out to distinctly mixed reviews five years ago.

Now fans of the Colombian author are facing the prospect that, after a career spanning half a century, Garcia Marquez has finally laid down his pen for good. His agent, Carmen Balcells, told the Chilean newspaper La Tercera : “I don’t think that García Márquez will write anything else.”

García Márquez has in the past talked openly of the strain placed on him by his literary career.

He had previously admitted that 2005 “was the first [year] in my life in which I haven’t written even a line. With my experience, I could write a new novel without any problems, but people would realise my heart wasn’t in it.”

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