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Late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript - editor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
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
The front page of El País announces the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. The Nobel laureate died on Thursday at home in Mexico City with his wife and two children at his side. Photo: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with Gabriel García Márquez during a gala dinner marking the Havana Festival in 2001 celebrating famous Cuban cigars. Photo: REUTERS/Rafael Perez
Former US President Bill Clinton speaks with Gabriel García Márquez during the IV International Congress of the Spanish Language in 2007 in Colombia, which paid homage to the writer. Photo: Cesar CARRION-PRESIDENCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Gabriel García Márquez's beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map. Photo: IVAN GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Gabriel Garcia Marquez answers journalists' questions in Mexico City after having been announced as winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in October 1982. Photo: HASSE PERSSON/AFP/Getty Images
Gabriel Garcia Marquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature from King Carl Gustav of Sweden in Stockholm in December 1982. Photo: BERTIL ERICSON/AFP/Getty Images
Gabriel García Márquez speaks at a podium after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in Sweden in 1982. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A woman places a banner next to a picture of the late Gabriel García Márquez, outside the house in which he was born in Aractaca, northern Colombia. Photo: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images
A man paints a portrait of Gabriel García Márquez in the authour's hometown of Aracataca in Colombia following his death last week. Photo: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images
A girl plays at the garden of the house where the late Gabriel García Márquez was born. It has been turned into in Aractaca, Magdalena Department, in northern Colombia. Photo: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/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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