El comienzo de un nuevo año es un buen momento para pensar en resoluciones y comenzar con el pie derecho. Una resolución que no debe faltar en nuestra lista, es la lectura. Para nuestra fortuna, Latinoamérica nos ha regalado autores muy talentosos. Gracias a ellos, podemos viajar con sus historias y relatos, además de conocer más del mundo y la vida. Y es por esto que el primer mes del año se lo dedicamos a los autores.
Isabel Allende is a Latina writer who was born in Lima, Peru on August 2, 1942. Her writing can be categorized as realistic, inspired by her upbringing and real-life events. When Allende was three years old, her mother moved the family to Santiago, Chile, where Allende spent several years of her youth. After attending school in Bolivia and Lebanon, Allende returned to Chile to complete college. From 1959–1965, she worked for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Santiago. In 1962, she married, and a year later gave birth to her daughter Paula. The family traveled throughout Europe, living in Switzerland and Belgium.
Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927. He is best known for writing magical realism—fictional works that combine realistic elements with fantastical ones. At first, García Márquez studied law at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, but he soon abandoned that field to follow his true passion—writing. In addition to becoming a novelist, García Márquez was also a short story writer, screenwriter, and a journalist.