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Explore the fictional world of Gabriel García Márquez, plus more free online courses announced

Today, we announce a brand new course from one of our newest partners – Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia – and preview some popular free online courses that are returning to FutureLearn soon.


Reading Macondo: the Works of Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez is a Colombian writer, who won the Literature Nobel Prize in 1982. He has been recognised as one of the world’s leading writers in the second half of the 20th century.

This six-week course from Universidad de los Andes in Garcia Marquez’s native land, explores his first five works – including the classic, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” – which are all set in the fictional village of Macondo.

You’ll look at the author’s life in relation to his work; his idiosyncratic use of language; and the role of time and space in his poetics.

Find out more and join the course now – it starts 27 July.


Returning courses

Many previous courses will run again in June, July and August 2015, covering a wide variety of subjects:

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