Interview: Goodbye to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

HOST INTRO: The world has lost a literary giant. Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian novelist and journalist, died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Márquez is widely credited with pioneering the literary genre known as magical realism, which brings the fantastical and real together.

Edith Grossman translated Marquez’s novel, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” and a number of his other works from Spanish to English. She joins us to talk about his literary impact. Edith, thanks so much. Marquez’s passing is sad news for many, many people.


BACK ANNOUNCE: Edith Grossman is a Spanish-to-English literary translator. She teaches in the writing program at Columbia University School of the Arts.

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