Nine books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be released as English-language e-books for the first time. American Spanish-speakers will get twice as much Garcia Marquez: 18 of his works will be released as e-books in Spanish.
Garcia Marquez, who died in April at age 87, was a beloved writer whose work is known worldwide. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature and was known for bringing fantastic elements into literary fiction, a genre labeled “magic realism.”
Publisher Vintage will release the first-ever e-book editions of Garcia Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera,” “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” “The General in His Labyrinth,” “Living to Tell the Tale,” “News of a Kidnapping,” “Of Love and Other Demons,” “Strange Pilgrims,” “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor” and “Memories of My Melancholy Whores."
The English-language rights to Garcia Marquez’s best-known novel, “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” are held by another publisher; it is not yet out as an e-book.
However, it will be released as a Spanish e-book in the U.S. Vintage Español will release 18 Garcia Marquez titles: “Cien años de soledad,” “El amor en los tiempos del cólera,” “Crónica de una muerte anunciada,” “Del amor y otros demonios,” “Doce cuentos peregrinos,” “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba,” “El general en su laberinto,” “El otoño del patriarca,” “La hojarasca,” “La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada,” “La mala hora,” “Los funerales de la Mamá Grande,” “Memoria de mis putas tristes,” “Noticia de un secuestro,” “Ojos de perro azul,” “Relato de un naúfrago,” “Vivir para contarla” and “Yo no vengo a decir un discurso.”
The new Garcia Marquez e-books, in Spanish and English, will debut Oct. 15.
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