In recent years, interest in Gabriel García Márquez has surged, and in the years since his death, his popularity has grown even greater. Vanity Fair has a great profile on how he wrote his best-known book, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Don’t neglect to mention: a major inspiration for 100 Years was the much less well-known Pedro Parámo by Juan Rulfo. It’s way less magical, and way weirder. Also, since it’s only like 130 pages, you can rip through it in a couple hourse.
Márquez said that when he first got it, he read it twice in a single night, it blew him away so much.