Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico City

Poet Gabriel Garcia Marquez was hospitalized in Mexico City recently.

Officials at the hospital could not specify the exact cause of the illness, according to the Associated Press. The writer does have extraordinary support. The family of Garcia Marquez has asked that no details be released at this time, according to the LA Times. The president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, wished the writer a “speedy recovery” on his Twitter feed. For more than 30 years, Garcia Marquez has lived in Mexico City.

Nobel Prize winning writer, 87, is considered one of the most popular authors writing for the Spanish language. Garcia Marquez is a Columbian novelist, screenwriter, and journalist who wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.

He is known for his style of writing known as magical realism. Magical realism was considered a new genre, according to some critics. Garcia Marquez received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Other titles by the writer include Memories of My Melancholy Whores and his memoir, Living to Tell the Tale.

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