Exhibition curator Álvaro Santana-Acuña, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College, provides a deeper understanding of the life and creative process of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez in a talk held earlier this year, at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. This talk complements the Center's exhibition, “Gabriel García Márquez: The Making of a Global Writer,” and illuminates other one of a kind items from the writer's archives.
The Colombian author became an immediate global success with his 1967 novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, translated into 45+ languages and selling more than 47 million copies worldwide. The Nobel Prize-winner’s personal archive resides at the Harry Ransom Center.
The exhibition is comprised of approximately 300 items, including numerous documents never seen in public before. It explains how García Márquez became a literary star and a classic writer. Woven throughout the exhibition, correspondence, photographs, and videos illustrate how García Márquez’s professional circle supported his literary career.