Colombian novelist, journalist and Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez turns 80 today. One of South America's greatest 20th-century authors, he has secured commercial success and critical acclaim by introducing the public to magical realism. His most successful novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien anos de soledad) has sold over 10 million copies. Happy Birthday!
Spain has already marked the occasion with a marathon reading of the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.