‘See you in August’: García Márquez’s unpublished novel will be published in 2024

MIAMI, United States. – The publishing house Literatura Random House announced that in 2024, on the 10th anniversary of the death of Gabriel García Márquez, it will publish his unpublished novel See you in August. According to the EFE news agency, this work will be published in “all Spanish-speaking countries”, except Mexico, and is considered “the most important editorial event of the coming year”.

Readers have waited for years for the publication of the work, which was found along with the rest of his personal archive at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, United States. The author’s family decided to publish it now, 20 years after his last work, Memory of my sad whores (2004).

According to his sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo García Barcha, See you in August It was “the fruit of a last effort to continue creating against all odds” by Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 and father of the so-called “magical realism”. The novel stands out for its capacity for invention, poetry of language, captivating narrative, understanding of the human being and his affection for his experiences and misadventures, especially in love, possibly the main theme of all his work.

In 2008, the journalist José Salgar affirmed that García Márquez was finishing this novel, with which he intended to close the cycle that began in 1985 with Love in the time of cholerafollowed with Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memory of my sad whores (2004). The plot follows Ana Magdalena Bach, a woman from high society who visits a spa town on the coast of Colombia. Initially conceived as a series of short stories, Gabo decided to turn it into a novel.

Pilar Reyes, editorial director of Penguin Random House, expressed the pride and honor of publishing this unpublished work in 2024, the year in which the 10th anniversary of the author’s death is commemorated. García Márquez’s personal archive, sold by his family to the University of Texas, includes original manuscripts, correspondence, drafts of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and personal items such as his Smith Corona typewriters and the computers on which wrote some of his most beloved works.

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