Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fidel Castro: BFFs

I had no idea that Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fidel Castro were friends. According to a story that appeared in la Prensa Latina, the two have been friends for fifty years, and he met him before his revolution.

I don't know an awful lot about the writer — or Castro for that matter — so, while it sounds like a surprising relationship, perhaps it fits perfectly with their personalities.

What I do know about "Gabo" is that he's a brilliant writer with a love of the magical.


Henry Louis Gomez said...

There was an interesting column about this relationship in Spain's El Pais Newspaper which I translated and posted at Babalublog:

Matt Sinclair said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll have to check it out.