Gabriel García Márquez
Novel Of Love and Other Demons adapted into feature film helmed by Hilda Hidalgo
Love in the Time of Cholera adapted into feature film directed by Mike Newell and starring Javier Bardem
Wrote memoir Vivir para contarla/Living to Tell the Tale
Collaborated with director Fernando Birri in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
Published El amor en los tiempos del cólera/Love in the Time of Cholera; published in English 1988
One Hundred Years of Solitude adapted into Japanese film "Farewell to the Ark"
Won Nobel Prize in Literature
Began writing dictator novel El otoño del patriarca/Autumn of the Patriarch; published in Spain seven years later
Inspired by his grandparents' house where he grew up, wrote commercially successful novel Cien años de soledad/One Hundred Years of Solitude; published in English 1970
Made acting debut in "There Are No Thieves in This Village," based on his story "En este pueblo no hay ladrones"
Made feature writing debut with "El gallo de oro/The Golden Cockerel"
Published first novel La mala hora/In Evil Hour
Published first novella La Hojarasca/Leaf Storm
Began writing film critiques for Bogotá's El Espectador
Wrote column under the name "Septimus" for Barranquilla paper El Heraldo
Launched journalism career writing for Cartagena newspaper El Universal
Raised by maternal grandparents in Aracataca, Colombia after his parents moved to Sucre
In 1982, García Márquez became the first Colombian and fourth Latin American to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.
He was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 1999.
Taught screenplay workships at the Film Institute of Havana.
His 1994 novel, Of Love and Other Demons, was adapted as an opera in 2008.
His death was erroneously reported to the Peruvian press in 2000 shortly before his alleged final poem was published. The work was later attributed to a Mexican ventriloquist.
More than a dozen films have been made from his novels, including Mike Newell's "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007), "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1987), and the short film "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (1988), for which Garcia Marquez wrote the script.
His 2002, Memories of Melancholy Whores, was banned in Iran after selling 5,000 copies.