Gabriel Garcia Marquez suffering from dementia

  • The brother of Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the Colombian author and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature is suffering from dementia.

    Jaime Garcia Marquez told students at a lecture in the city of Cartagena that his 85-year-old brother phones him often to ask basic questions.

    He added the author has stopped writing altogether.

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who lives in Mexico, has not made many public appearances in recent years.

    His novels include Love in the Time of Cholera and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

    He is best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 30 languages.