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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:59 pm

Garcia Marquez book celebrates his reporting

The Associated Press

A lesser-known side of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is celebrated and analyzed in a new book that comes on the 30th anniversary of his being awarded the Nobel literature prize.

It's called "Gabo, periodista," the 85-year-old author's nickname and the Spanish-language word for journalist. It will initially be published in his native language in Colombia and in Mexico, where the writer lives.

The 512-page volume includes reportage by Garcia Marquez and commentary from such well-known journalists as Jon Lee Anderson and Alma Guillermoprieto.

The author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" was presented a copy last week at his Mexico City home.

Published in part by the Colombia-based journalism institute that Garcia Marquez founded, the book was being launched Tuesday at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.