(Madrid) An unpublished novel by Gabriel García Márquez will be published in 2024 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of the Colombian writer, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, the Random House publishing house announced on Friday.
The new book by the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera will appear “in 2024 in all Spanish-speaking countries except Mexico” and “will undoubtedly be the most important editorial event of the coming year,” the publisher said in a statement.
Entitled En agosto nos vemos, which could be translated as We will see each other in August, this unpublished novel is the fruit of a “last effort” by the writer to “continue to write against winds and tides”, explain his sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo García Barcha, quoted in the press release.
There are “the most remarkable aspects” of García Márquez’s work, such as “his imagination, the poetry of the language, the captivating narration, his understanding of human beings and his affection for their experiences and misfortunes, especially in love, perhaps the main theme of all his work,” they point out.
Born on March 6, 1927 in the city of Aracataca, in northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez, journalist and writer, is the author of a long list of short stories and novels, such as Chronicle of a Foretold Death and Tale of a Castaway.
According to the Cervantes Institute, he is the most translated Spanish-language writer since the beginning of the 21st century, ahead of the Chilean Isabel Allende, the Argentinian Jorge Luis Borges and the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, also Nobel Prize winner.