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Essay on García Márquez in Open Letters Monthly

April 6, 2016

April 17, 2016 will mark the second anniversary of the death of the great Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. Open Letters Monthly in the US have just published a long-form essay of mine celebrating his writing and exploring the weirdness of how the press and public responded to his death around the world. The personalised frame story strives for approximately the same relationship to events in the world as Gabo’s fiction. The rest is “true” in the conventional sense.

“Requiem with Yellow Butterflies: The World Mourns García Márquez,”can be read here:

Requiem with Yellow Butterflies: The World Mourns García Márquez

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