1. RETIRED

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez Done Writing

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is done writing forever, the Guardian reports. His last novel, Memoirs of My Melancholy Whores, came out five years ago to mixed reviews. Last December the Colombian author told fans at the Guadalajara book fair that writing tired him because "it's a lot of work." Garcia's agent told a Chilean newspaper that he'd laid down his pen. His biographer agreed, but noted that it wasn't tragic, "because as a writer it was his destiny to have the immense satisfaction of having a totally coherent literary career many years before the end of his natural life." The 82-year-old Garcia is rumored to possess a number of older completed manuscripts.

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