García Márquez archive will go to UT Austin
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García Márquez archive will go to UT Austin

The archive of celebrated Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez has been acquired by the University of Texas in Austin.

The university’s Harry Ransom Center announced Monday that the collection spans more than 50 years and includes original manuscript material for 10 books, including his acclaimed 1967 novel, “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”

The collection includes drafts of García Márquez’s acceptance speech for his 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and 2,000 pieces of correspondence, such as letters to novelists Carlos Fuentes and Graham Green. It also includes typewriters and computers used by the late writer.

A long a critic of U.S. foreign policy, García Márquez died in April at age 87. He lived most of his life in Mexico City.

Most of the archived work is in Spanish.

Associated Press