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

I'm Not Here To Give A Speech


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

I began to be a writer in the same way I climbed up on this platform: I was coerced.

I confess I did all I could not to attend this assembly: I tried to get sick, I attempted to catch pneumonia, I went to the barber, hoping he'd slit my throat, and, finally, it occurred to me to come here without a jacket and tie so they wouldn't let me in . . . but I forgot I was in Venezuela, here you can go anywhere in shirtsleeves. The result: here I am, and I don't know where to start.

But I can tell you, for example, how I began to write.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241360880
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez 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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