The archive of writer Gabriel García Márquez opens for research today at the University of Texas’ Ransom Center.
UT acquired the archive Nobel Prize-winner author last year, just six months after the Colombian author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and other fictional works, died at age 87.
Next week, the Ransom Center will host the symposium “Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy,” Oct. 28-30.
Internationally acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie will deliver the symposium’s keynote address at 6 p.m. Oct. 28.
Rushdie’s talk — along with the entire symposium — will be live-streamed at www.hrc.utexas.edu
Rushdie wrote of his life-long admiration for García Márquez last year in the New York Times.
“He was a journalist who never lost sight of the facts. He was a dreamer who believed in the truth of dreams. He was also a writer capable of moments of delirious, and often comic, beauty.”
“He was the greatest of us all.”