Our World Literary Tour continues, this time with a stop in Bogotá, Colombia!  

Nestled in the Andes Mountains, Colombia’s lively, sprawling capital of 8 million residents is one of the most vibrant in South America.  

Colombia’s most influential writer, Gabriel García Márquez, wrote his first novel in Bogotá. He pioneered the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s, eventually earning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. 

Bogotá’s literary landscape 

In the early 1990s, Gabriel García Márquez adapted the book Maria for television. Written by fellow Colombian author Jorge Isaacs, Maria is a longtime favorite read of a member of Team OverDrive from Colombia – and it started with that television adaptation. He was too young to watch the telenovela alongside his aunts and grandmother, but he was encouraged to read the book Maria 

“The impact of Maria is ever lasting,” he says. “Anytime I read it, it transports me back to my childhood years.” 

Visit Marketplace to learn more about Bogotá, and to shop titles about Colombia, the country’s culture and history, and titles written by Colombian authors. 

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