Special Report: Remembering Garcia Marquez

Part I: Ash home, 100 years of solitude waved off

The ashes of the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is laid to rest near his seaside home in the colonial city of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia on May 22.

Hundreds of guests and relatives of the writer attended the ceremony in the cloisters of Cartagena University, where he is buried.

The bestselling author of the modern classic “One Hundred Years of Solitude” died in April 2014 in his adopted home of Mexico at the age of 87.

Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca near Colombia’s northern Caribbean coast and started his career as a journalist in Cartagena, where his family has been living.

He has recognized as the father of “Magical Realism” for fantastical and romantic stories such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.

For helping Latin America known in the literary world, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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