Colombian police recovers first edition of Garcia Marquez novel
9 May 2015
From the section Latin America & Caribbean
The book was stolen from the Macondo pavilion at the International Book Fair in Bogota
Police in Colombia say they have recovered a signed first edition copy of the novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
It was taken last weekend from a locked cabinet at the International Book Fair in the Colombian capital, Bogota.
The book belongs to a collector who bought it in 1967; it was later signed by the author, who died last year.
Police say it was found on a used book stall in Bogota. They suspect antique dealers were behind the robbery.
The book is estimated to be worth $60,000 (£40,000) but its owner says his copy is priceless.
‘Yesterday and forever’
It disappeared on 2 May from a locked cabinet at the Corferias exhibition centre in Bogota where it was being exhibited as part of the book fair.
The fair, one of the most important in Latin America, had at its theme Macondo, the fictional Colombian town where One Hundred Years of Solitude is set.
The fair was dedicated to the memory of Garcia Marquez, affectionately known as Gabo
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, was Colombia’s most famous and critically acclaimed author.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment