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Novelist Gabriel García Márquez dies






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Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greatest writers ever, has died at his home in Mexico. He was 87. The Colombian writer won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Colombia's government announced three days of national mourning. It said Márquez was a writer who changed lives. His book ''Love in the Time of Cholera" is the best selling book in Spanish. He wrote many more classics. He wrote in a style of writing called "magical realism".

Barack Obama said: "The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers." Bill Clinton said: "I was always amazed by his unique gifts of imagination." García Márquez said he was a storyteller from a young age and that his family told him he told stories ever since he could speak. Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa said: "His novels will survive and will continue to find new readers everywhere."

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