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  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241360880
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech




Collected speeches of one of the world's most beloved writers, published together for the first time

For the first time, the speeches of prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez are translated into English and published together in a collected edition. These writings span Marquez's entire life: from his earliest days, speaking as a teenager graduating high school, to his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. Taken as a whole, this collection offers a unique and fascinating insight into Marquez's long career, highlighting his concerns and beliefs both as a writer and as a man.

Marquez was beloved throughout his life and celebrated posthumously as a true literary genius. This collection of previously unseen material, written in his distinctively rich and expressive style, will appeal to any Marquez fan.

  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241360880
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Living to Tell the Tale, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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Praise for I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

'Radiates a familiar humorous charm and robust sensuality'

Irish Times

This volume should fit nicely inside a Christmas stocking, perhaps belonging to a young writer

The Independent

I'm Not Here... proves the Colombian to be as poetic and polemical in speaking as he was in writing

ArtReview

One of this century's most evocative writers

Anne Tyler

Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do

Salman Rushdie

An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny

Sunday Telegraph

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