ISBN 9780140157550,The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780140157550

ISBN-10 0140157557

Paper Back

Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

This is Marquezs account of a real-life event. In 1955, eight crew members of the destroyer Caldas, were swept into the Caribbean Sea. The sole survivor, Luis Alejandro Belasco, told the true version of the events to Marquez, causing great scandal at the time.

About the Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1927 is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest remaining living recipient.1 He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. He started as a journalist, and has written many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)