Woah! García Márquez overtakes Cervantes in translations from Spanish

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A recent study has revealed that Gabriel García Márquez has surpassed Cervantes as the most translated writer from the Spanish language to date.

Miguel Cervantes, considered the father of the modern novel for his Don Quixote (1608-1615), held the champion title of most translated Spanish-language author for the last eight decades.

For its World Translation Map project, the Instituto Cervantes consulted the WorldCat database, which contains 54,858,648 bibliographic records in 483 languages. The 10 most translated authors in the above 10 languages, from 2000 to 2021, are as follows: García Márquez in first place, followed by Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Cervantes, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Arturo Pérez -Reverte, Luis Sepúlveda, Roberto Bolaño and Javier Marías.

Gabriel García Márquez, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, remains one of the most popular Latin American writers in history.

The World Translation Map, which has been created in collaboration with the Spanish government’s directorate for Books and Reading Development and the National Distance Education University’s Digital Humanities Laboratory, will be unveiled in Cádiz on Wednesday at the ninth National Spanish Language Congress.

The project will be expanded to include multiple languages, reports The Guardian.

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