London: Penguin Books, 2020. First Edition. Trade Paperback. New. 13 x 20 cm. 302 pp. Item #13533
Translated by Anne McLean
Foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
Edited by Cristobal Pera
Collected here for the first time: a selection of the great writer’s journalism, which he considered more important to his legacy than his acclaimed novels.
Late in his life, Gabriel García Márquez declared: “I don’t want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude, nor for the Nobel Prize, but rather for the newspaper. I was born a journalist. . . . It’s in my blood.” Now available for the first time in English, this selection offers a glimpse into the great novelist’s career as a reporter. Ranging from the early pieces he wrote while starting out in Colombia to his longer reportage from Paris and Rome and, later on, from Venezuela and Mexico, these fifty journalistic writings amply display the narrative gifts that made his reputation. The Scandal of the Century is a tribute to García Márquez’s dedication to the profession he believed to be “the best in the world.”.