The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a ceremony on Wednesday for the late Colombian author and nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
According to the radio network, Radio Caracol, ten ambassadors from various OAS member states will hold a reading of, “100 Years of Solitude,” Marquez’s best-selling novel.
The ceremony, which will be held after the OAS votes on a Permanent Council, will also includes fragments of a speech that Marquez gave in 1982, when he received the Nobel Prize.
Jaime Abello, the general director of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation, spoke to Radio Caracol about the tribute,
“It is testament to the power of Garcia Marquez’s legacy, as a person who unified the whole continent, as a man of words, of journalism, of film, and of culture, who went beyond political ideologies.”
According to Radio Caracol, the ceremony was requested by Colombia’s ambassador to the OAS, Andres Gonzalez.
Marquez, who passed away on April 17, is widely considered one of Latin America’s most prolific writers.
He achieved international acclaim for his best-selling novel, 100 Years of Solitude. The book has been translated into more than 30 different languages.