On October 21, 1982, Gabriel Garcia Marquez received one of the most important phone calls of his life: he was worthy of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Four decades after this event, a talk will be held between the Mexican writer John Villoro Y Dasso Saldivarauthor of The journey to the seedfirst biography of the celebrated Colombian author.
The Colombian author Dasso Saldívar dedicated more than 20 years to investigate the family, childhood and youth of García Márquez and the result was a biography on which the Nobel himself declared: “If I had read before The journey to the seedI wouldn’t have written my memoirs.”
In this talk, Villoro and Saldívar will address the intersections between life and writing in Gabo’s work, as well as the secrets and mysteries that Saldívar has been discovering and that he will reveal in a second part of his biography, a project to which he is dedicated in Mexico City under the Literary Residencies Program of the Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas, through the House Study.
The talk will be broadcast on the social networks Facebook and YouTube from the very place where Gabo wrote his masterpiece, the House Study One hundred Years of lonelinessnext Monday, November 7, starting at 6:00 p.m.