GENE H. BELL-VILLADA, was born in Haiti and raised in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Venezuela. His general-interest studies, Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art (1981; 2nd ed., 1999) and García Márquez: The Man and His Work (1990; 2nd ed., 2010) are used widely in high school AP and college courses; the latter has also appeared in Spanish and Turkish translations. His broad-ranging study, Art for Art’s Sake & Literary Life: How Politics & Markets Helped Shape the Ideology & Culture of Aestheticism, 1790-1990, was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award, and has been translated into Serbian and Chinese. In addition, Bell-Villada is the author of two volumes of fiction (The Carlos Chadwick Mystery ; The Pianist Who Liked Ayn Rand ) and has explored his confused past in a personal memoir, Overseas American: Growing up Gringo in the Tropics (2005). His latest book is humorously entitled On Nabokov, Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Mind: What the Russian-American Odd Pair Can Tell Us about Some Values, Myths and Manias Widely Held Most Dear (2011). In 2004, Bell-Villada served as a consultant to Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club when One Hundred Years of Solitude was the TV program’s title selection. He is a professor of Romance Languages at Williams College in Massachusetts.
Here are some of his books on Gabriel García Márquez