Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from such severe writer's block, he failed to write a single line during the whole of 2005.

The 78-year-old Colombian, who won the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature for his novel ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, says it's the first time in decades he has felt so uninspired.

He says, "The year 2005 was the first in my life when I did not write a single line.

"I haven't sat before a computer. And besides, I have no prospect or prospects to do it.

"I had never stopped writing, this is the first year in my life I haven't done any writing."