Saturday 25 October 2014

Late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript - editor

Published 22/04/2014 | 21:21

Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Literature prize-winning writer and journalist, posed last month on his 87th birthday with a bunch of yellow , on what was one of his final public appearances. The author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, he was known affectionately to friends and fans as Gabo, and was arguably Latin America's best-known author with his books having sold in the tens of millions. Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Workers install a banner of the late Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Bogota April 22, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died last Thursday. He was 87. Photo: Reuters/Fredy Builes
View of sunflowers placed by fans at main door of late Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's house on April 19, 2014 in Mexico City. World leaders, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, while his homeland remembered the literary legend with music, candles and roses. AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZ        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Sunflowers are placed by fans at the main door of late Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez's house after his death on Thursday at 87. Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images

A book editor says novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive.

Cristobal Pera, editorial director of Penguin Random House Mexico, said that Garcia Marquez's family has not decided whether to allow the book to come out posthumously, or which publishing house would get the rights.

Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City on April 17.

The manuscript has a working title of We'll See Each Other in August, (En Agosto Nos Vemos in Spanish).

An excerpt of the manuscript published in Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper contains what appears to be an opening chapter, describing a trip made by a married woman in her 50s who each year visits her mother's grave on a tropical island.

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