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The Future of Colombia

Gabriel García Márquez

Translated by Nick Caistor

‘With the hindsight of six years, it is clear that Colombia missed the opportunity to spare itself many of the horrors now afflicting it.’

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.

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Translated by Nick Caistor

Nick Caistor is a British translator of works in Spanish, French and Portuguese. He lived in Argentina for a number of years, and was the BBC Latin America analyst. He has translated more than seventy works of fiction, including those of authors such as Isabel Allende, Roberto Arlt, Mario Benedetti, Julio Cortázar, María Dueñas, Fogwill, Juan Marsé, Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Carlos Onetti and José Saramago.

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