Gabriel García Márquez, the author of famed, beautiful books such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died. Márquez, who was recently hospitalized for pneumonia and other health issues, was 87.

In this great New Yorker profile, he says he is "really just a journalist who happens to write some fiction on the side."

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