08/12/1982 Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature
Premio Nobel de Literatura 1982 - Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez - Colombia
He is considered one of the most significant author of the 20th century and the best in the Spanish language. García Márquez is best known for his novels One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera and for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements in realistic situations. Magic realism helped him to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.