A rare peek inside the creative process and personal papers of one of the 20th century's most famous writers is coming to a university library in Texas.
Gabriel García Márquez, the famed Colombian novelist, died last year, but fascination over his extensive body of work and rich life continues.
Fans will soon get a new glimpse into the Nobel-prize-winner through a collection of personal archives.
It includes manuscripts, photographs, even the typewriters he used to compose some of his legendary work. But the prized item may be extensive drafts of an unpublished novel, titled "We'll See Each Other in August."
"It is the richest material, in terms of corrections, additions, excisions," said José Montelongo, librarian at the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin. The archive will reside at the Harry Ransom Center at the University along with the work of many of the 20th century's most notable authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, William Faulkner and James Joyce, who all influenced García Márquez, according to the university.
"It will be fantastic for literary scholars and for lovers of his writing," said Montelongo.
Gabriel García Márquez and his wife Mercedes in Bogota, 1967. Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.