In the same way that Colombia inspires our travel daydreams and fuels our wanderlust with its insatiable energy and beauty, the country can be credited with inspiring some of the greatest authors of the past century. Feeling like you need to lose yourself in a good book this Monday? Then we’ve got some great, Colombian born recommendations for you.
Take, for example, the late and great Gabriel García Marquez. A Nobel Prize winner and author of ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ and ‘100 Years of Solitude’ (two of the best books you will ever read), Marquez is just another reason to fall in love with Colombia.
The country can also lay claim to names such as Jorge Isaacs, author of ‘María’ – a book that is often referred to as the most important novel of the Latin American Romantic Movement, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez, one of the country’s contemporary authors. The words that these men have written are full of passion, vibrancy and allure. Read what they have written, and you will begin to understand the country each of them holds so dear, begin to understand why it is so important for each of us to see Colombia first-hand.