How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and how did he change our perception of reality with his work?
The answer lies in the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner in Literature. He is the writer of the globally celebrated and critically-acclaimed masterpiece 100 Years of Solitude. The Colombian journalist and law-school dropout grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia. He was propelled by a love of life and a sensual, magical sensibility, which not only led him on a path of pioneering life-affirming literature, but also to the forefront of the political struggles of the70s and 80s, aided by his militant journalism and his friendship with political leaders such as Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton.