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Google marks legendary Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 91st birthday with a colourful doodle
The internet search and tech giant celebrates the legendary Colombian writer and Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 91st birthday with a colourful sketch doodle depicting the magical city of Macondo featured in his most famous book 'A Hundred Years of Solitude'.

The doodle depicts the imaginary magical city from his best seller that is located deep within the dense Amazonian jungle. The city depicted in his work is separated from rest of the world by a vast expanse of water.

The jungle works as a home to the Buendia family and strange and magical things seem to be happening there as depicted in his best seller 'A Hundred Years of Solitude'.

Marquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) - a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist with leftist leanings, is known in the literary world for his fictional works based on magical realism.

Popularly known as Gabo throughout Latin America, he is regarded as one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century. He was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

He was born in Aracataca in Colombia and wrote scores of books by adopting the literary technique in which magical elements were included in realistic situations.

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