Ten years after the death of the Colombian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, his last work entitled En agosto nos vemos (See you in August) will be published. This was written by the Spanish media this Friday, referring to a statement from Random House. The existence of the text had been known for a long time, but its publication was awaiting the approval of the heirs of this famous author writing in Spanish.
According to El País, the manuscript is roughly 150 pages long and the novel is unfinished. García Márquez began working on it long before his death and constantly rewrote it. Currently, the text is stored at the University of Texas, which owns the writer’s archive.
The publication of the text has been awaited for ten years for the consent of the relatives of the Colombian writer, who died in 2014. The book will be published in Spanish-speaking countries in the spring of next year. According to Pilar Reyes, director of the fiction division of Random House, the publication of the last complete literary text of the Colombian writer will be a big news for readers around the world.
García Márquez was the most widely read Spanish author of the 20th century. His first major literary success came in 1967 with the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, which has sold more than 30 million copies to date. His other books, Love in the Time of Cholera, Chronicle of Announced Death, Autumn of the Patriarch and General in his Labyrinth, are also famous. He received the Nobel Prize in 1982. His last novel was published in 2004 under the title In Memory of My Sad Sluts.
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