Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Puerto Candelaria

If you set magical realism to music, it might sound like this

If Gabriel Garcia Marquez had a soundtrack to his stories, the music would come from the Colombian band Puerto Candelaria.

If you set magical realism to music, it might sound like this
A Parranda with Gabriel García Márquez

The Colombian folk songs that influenced Gabriel García Márquez's 'magical realism'

The Colombian folk songs that influenced Gabriel García Márquez's 'magical realism'
Actress Ruby Dee in 2008

The Pathfinders: 12 notables who changed the way we think

The Pathfinders: 12 notables who changed the way we think
Gabriel García Márquez working on "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

Gabriel García Márquez's archive, including an unpublished novel, is heading to Texas

Gabriel García Márquez's archive, including an unpublished novel, is heading to Texas

Gabriel García Márquez influenced writers and readers all over the world

Gabriel García Márquez influenced writers and readers all over the world
Books and globe

Here are the books that we loved reading this year, and you might too

We get sent a lot of books. And we read a lot of books. Some of our most favorite interviews are with authors. You could say we're book nerds. Here are some of our book recommendations for 2013.

Here are the books that we loved reading this year, and you might too

Cuba's Book World, Above and Below Ground

What's seen above and below ground can contrast in Cuba's book world, where excited readers find ways to expand their literary reach.

Cuba's Book World, Above and Below Ground

Mousavi's Recommendation Makes "News of a Kidnapping" a Hit in Tehran

Mousavi likened his detention conditions to those described in the book.

Mousavi's Recommendation Makes "News of a Kidnapping" a Hit in Tehran
The World

Acclaimed novelist Carlos Fuentes on new book, 'Destiny and Desire'

As a contemporary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes returns to magical realism in his latest novel, 'Destiny and Desire,' in which he reflects on the state of modern Mexico and its endemic violence.

Acclaimed novelist Carlos Fuentes on new book, 'Destiny and Desire'

What belongs on the Five Foot Book Shelf?

"Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf" was a list of literature classics compiled by Harvard president Charles Eliot back in 1909. Last week we asked YOU to tell us which books you'd put on a Five Foot Shelf in 2009.

What belongs on the Five Foot Book Shelf?