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Casa de la Literatura Gabriel García Márquez

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Casa de la Literatura Gabriel García Márquez

 

The Casa de la Literatura Gabriel García Márquez was the home of the Colombian author. He lived here with his wife and family from 1975 until his death in 2014. The Gabriel García Márquez House of Literature became a literary center in October of 2021 with the sale of personal items and memorabilia. Since then it’s opened to host a number of events associated with literature and similar events.

Most recently, the Casa hosted an exhibition of some of the author’s correspondence. This included exchanges with Pablo Neruda, Carlos Fuentes, Wim Wenders, Augusto Monterroso, Woody Allen, Joaquín Sabina, and his long-time editor and agent, Carmen Balcells. His literary estate, including 27,000 pages of manuscripts, photographs, letters and scrapbooks, is in the possession of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. The University has digitized most of the collection.

García Márquez in Mexico City

  • Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (1927–2014) was one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. A Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, García Márquez won  the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • He arrived in Mexico City in 1961 after a short time working as a journalist in New York. He left after his reporting on the support of the Cuban revolution resulted in threats from the CIA and Cuban exiles. Leaving New York City by train, he arrived at the Buenavista Station in Mexico City some weeks later.
  • García Márquez wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude between 1965 and 1967. At the time he lived in a house in the colonia Lomas de San Ángel Inn. Some 15 minutes north of the present site, the Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas (Foundation for Mexican Letters) converted it to a center for writers in 2020.
  • He lived in this house with his family after returning to Mexico City from Barcelona. He’d lived in Spain from 1967 until 1975.

The Casa de la Literatura Gabriel García Márquez hosts several important events each year. It’s been something of a pilgrimage site for followers since his death in 2014.

How to get here
  • Fuego 144, Col. Jardines del Pedregal, Alc. Álvaro Obregón, 01900 CDMX

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