Gabriel García Márquez’s unseen novel will be published next year
Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez had left an unpublished manuscript that resided alongside his 10 published novels, 40 photo albums, 20 scrapbooks, two computers and typewriters. Journalist Patricia Lara Salive discovered parts of the unpublished story in these belongings—comprising over 40 cartons—after the University of Texas purchased some of Marquez's belongings in 2014.
Penguin Random House has announced that the novel, En Agosto Nos Vemos, (We'll See Each Other in August) will be published by Penguin Random House Spain in all Spanish speaking countries except Mexico in 2024.
The author's children were initially reluctant to publish a posthumous novel that was left unfinished, but they announced on Friday, May 5, that the work is "too precious to be hidden away".
The novel, which will span around 150 pages, tells the story of a woman named Ana Magdalena Bach, who visits a tropical island to lay flowers on her mother's grave, and ends up having an affair.
Read about the story here.