Dedicating yourself to a lifelong career in writing is tough to do. You have to keep on writing stories, engaging audiences and make the people come back and read your work again and again. There are many authors with this ability and highlighted here, is Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a literary giant, who unfortunately has fallen ill the past few days.
Marquez is being treated with antibiotics for infections and dehydration in Mexico where he has spent many years. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982 for his novel and short stories that “the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts,” according to the Nobel Peace Prize website.
Marquez is now released from the hospital and is recovering at home. He is following treatment for a lung and urinary tract infection.
Inspiration for many author’s novels comes from where they were born and in this case, Marquez was born in the Colombian town of Aracataca. It was here where the inspiration came from for the fictional town of Macondo, the setting of the 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.