News | Penguin Random House | New York, 06/01/2023

An Unpublished Novel By Gabriel García Márquez

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial and Knopf Publishing will publish a previously unpublished novel by Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez in 2024. While PRHGE will publish “En agosto nos vemos” throughout the Spanish-speaking world, with the exception of Mexico, Knopf has secured English-language rights for North America.

When the previously unpublished novel by Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel García Márquez is published next year, it will be a major literary event for more than one Penguin Random House publisher. Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial had already secured the rights to “En agosto nos vemos” for the entire Spanish-speaking world, with the exception of Mexico, at the beginning of May. Now it has been announced that their colleagues at Knopf Publishing in New York will be publishing the English-language version in North America under the title “Until August,” as a book, e-book and audiobook. Following its release next year, timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the author’s death, the paperback edition will be published by Vintage in 2025.

García Márquez’s sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo García Barcha, said of the work: “[The book] was the result of our father’s last effort to continue creating against all odds. Reading it once again almost ten years after his death, we discovered that the text had many highly enjoyable merits and nothing that prevents us from delighting in the most outstanding aspects of Gabo’s work: his capacity for invention, his poetic language, his captivating storytelling, his understanding of humankind and his affection for our experiences and misadventures, especially in love, possibly the main theme of all his work.”

“Gabriel García Márquez is one of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed storytellers, and it’s been Knopf’s great honor to publish him,” commented Reagan Arthur, Executive Vice President und Publisher at Knopf. “We’re thrilled by the opportunity to bring this re-discovered masterpiece to readers.” García Márquez was one of Latin America’s most influential and best-known writers. The author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He died in 2014 in his adopted homeland of Mexico.