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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Evil Hour (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Autumn of the Patriarch (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fragrance of the Guava (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The General in His Labyrinth (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Love and Other Demons (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
News of a Kidnapping (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Until August (With: Anne McLean) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Big Mama’s Funeral (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Leaf Storm and Other Stories (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Clandestine in Chile (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Country for Children (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living to Tell the Tale (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torrijos (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Not Here to Give a Speech (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scandal of the Century (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Interview Books

Learning to Live Finally (By: Jacques Derrida) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Roberto Bolaño) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Vonnegut (By: Kurt Vonnegut) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jorge Luis Borges (By: Jorge Luis Borges) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Hannah Arendt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations (By: James Baldwin,Quincy Troupe) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview (By: Ray Bradbury,Sam Weller) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel García Márquez (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Reed (By: Lou Reed) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ernest Hemingway (By: Ernest Hemingway) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview (By: Nora Ephron) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip K. Dick (By: Philip K. Dick) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. D. Salinger (By: J.D. Salinger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver Sacks (By: Oliver Sacks) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Jacobs (By: Jane Jacobs) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Bowie (By: David Bowie) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Martin Luther King Jr.) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Hitchens (By: Christopher Hitchens) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter S. Thompson (By: Hunter S. Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kathy Acker: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Kathy Acker) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Julia Child) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Ursula K. Le Guin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billie Holiday: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Billie Holiday,Khanya Mtshali) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graham Greene: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Graham Greene) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Toni Morrison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Frida Kahlo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shirley Chisholm: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Barbara Lee,Shirley Chisholm) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fred Rogers: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Fred Rogers) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Cash: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Johnny Cash) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Cobain: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
bell hooks: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: bell hooks) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Granta 9: John Berger: Boris(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Granta 10(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magical Realist Fiction(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Latin American Short Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Tenth Annual Collection(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Widely regarded as one of the foremost authors of his generation during his lifetime, the Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has gone on to leave behind a legacy that is one of the most influential and important to date. Creating a body of work that is pretty much essential reading for any up-and-coming writer, he drew in a range of influences himself, establishing one of the most distinctive voices in modern literature. A true pioneer of his art-form he was able to draw in such influences as Franz Kafka and William Faulkner, as he turned the craft on its head with his own unique brand of magical realism.

Early and Personal life

Born in Aracataca in Colombia on the 6th of March in 1927, he lived until the 17th of April in 2014 when he finally passed away in Mexico City in Mexico, leaving behind an impressive and highly influential legacy that many have tried to replicate to this very day. Growing up in the country of Colombia he was very much an author of his environment and not just his generation, as his surrounding shaped a lot of his ideas whilst growing up. Truly understanding the form of narrative and prose, he’d work to create a more distinctive and sharply refined voice, taking in inspiration from the world around him as he went.
What is now Instituto San Jose high-school, Gabriel Garcia Marquez would study in what was then the Colegio jesuita from the year of 1940. Studying here for the first few years of his educational career he would get a few poems published in the school newspaper magazine Juventud. He would later go on to gain a government sponsored scholarship, and would also graduate from University of Bogota, during which time he would also excel at various sports.

Working as a reporter for some time, he went on to work for the El Universal which was based in Cartegna, and this was between the years of 1948 and 1949. Later from 1950 he went on to write under the name of ‘Septimus’ as he undertook a column in the local paper El Heraldo based in Barranquilla. This would allow him to refine and hone his skills, something which would be instrumental in the years to come, as well as building his name and profile in the public eye.

Also writing for the stage and screen he went on to become one of the best loved and most widely read authors of all time, not just nationally, but internationally as well. Translated into a number of different languages, he was to become one of Colombias most widely exported authors worldwide, as he’d achieve international success during his lifetime. Leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered for many years to come, he will continue to shine his light on the literary scene on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

After a series of short-stories and various pieces being published in a variety of different publications, Gabriel Garcia Marquez went on to release his first novel One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1967. This would not only establish his name, but it is also the novel for which he is perhaps most famous for, paving the way for a Nobel Prize winning career in literature. Not only did it set the tone for his work, but it also managed to set the tone for a lot of magical realism and work that would come out after that.

Setting himself up as one of the foremost voices of his generation he’d go on to have a widely lauded and critically successful career. Known for his left-wing views regarding democratic socialism, he was also seen as one of the major spokespeople for a lot of the social upheaval that was happening during his time. Speaking out about such events as the assassination of Chilean statesman Salvador Allende, he was able to vocalize a lot of what was on the minds of the people at that time.

With a range of Colombian and Mexican films that he has penned as well, there is also a history of many of his novels being adapted for the big-screen too.

Marrying his wife Mercedes Barcha in 1958, they both waited for her to finish school, as she they then had two sons; Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo Garcia. Leaving behind an impressive legacy with not just his writing career, but with his family as well, his name is going to be a firm fixture on the literary scene for many years to follow.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Originally published in 1967 on the 1st of June, this was brought out through the Harper publishing label to much acclaim. Marking an early entry into his career it is widely regarded as a classic not jut of his career, but of literature as a whole, being a major reference point for many authors and writers. Establishing a a lot of what was to be his style and his tone, it would lead to Marquez making his mark with a Nobel Prize winning career.
Telling the story of of a mythical town named Macondo, it narrates the rise and fall through narrative device of family, as it’s set to reflect the state of Latin America. Incorporating all the elements of lust, love, revolution and war, it attempts to draw in all the elements that made his country and government what it is. Seen in equally comical prose as it is reverential, it takes the political infrastructure of his country and weaves a rich fine tapestry creating one of the most visionary pieces of modern literature. Understanding the craft and the form he takes the reader on a journey that is at once illuminating and enthralling, bringing them into one hundred years of solitude.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Initially published in 1985, this was released through the Vintage International publishing house, with it being another highly famous and influential work for the author. Translated into English by Edith Grossman, this has also gone on to becoming a worldwide success, gaining exposure globally bringing his name to the forefront of the literary scene. Expansive in its scope and its breadth, it manages to once more incorporate a number of different themes and ideas into its overall narrative.

Telling of a love story between Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza it sees Fermina choosing to go off and marry a doctor leaving Florentino heartbroken. Pining for her throughout the years he engages in over 622 love affairs, as well as rising up in the business world, none of them making up for the place that Fermina holds in his heart. When her husband eventually dies Florentino decides to attend the funeral with the sole intention of declaring his love for her, as they look for love in the time of cholera.

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