Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel-Prize-Winning Colombian novelist and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch, and Love in the Time of Cholera, died in Mexico City on 17 April at the age of 87. Márquez is widely credited with creating “Magic Realism,” blending Latin American myths and realities into a singular, universally appealing landscape. Born in Colombia, Márquez considered Mexico his second home, first moving there in 1961. Márquez began his career as a writer and journalist in Colombia and worked in Europe. His books have been translated into numerous languages and he has been called the greatest writer in Spanish since Cervantes.