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Novelist Garcia Marquez feeling better, wants to go home

Published on Apr 6, 2014 9:00 AM
Colombian Nobel Literature prize-winning writer and journalist Gabriel Garcia Marquez waves at the door of his house on his 87th birthday, in Mexico City, on March 6, 2014. Garcia Marquez was hospitalised in Mexico on April 3, 2014, officials from the Health Ministry' press office informed. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Nobel-prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Saturday was feeling better after treatment in a Mexico City hospital, but staying put for now, family and officials said.

The 87-year-old Colombian, who has lived in Mexico for over three decades, was admitted as a precaution on Monday suffering from dehydration and a lung infection.

"He is doing well now, and he is eager to get home," his son Gonzalo Garcia Barcha told reporters outside the National Medical Sciences and Nutrition Institute.

While an assistant earlier said the 1982 Nobel laureate might be able to go home as soon as Saturday, Garcia Barcha said it looked likely his father would be released on Tuesday.

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