Colombia will honor the late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on a
future bank note.
On Dec. 17, 2014, the Colombian House of Representatives approved
legislation directing the central bank to print notes featuring
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s portrait. The legislation did not stipulate
which denomination nor when the notes would be issued for circulation.
The author, who died at the age of 87 on April 17, 2014, was known
for his “magical realism” style of writing. He wrote One Hundred
Years of Solitude and other novels.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for his novels
and short stories.
He is considered to be Colombia’s most famous writer but he lived
much of his life in Mexico, where he died.
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