Garcia Marquez archive goes to University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The archive of celebrated Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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 Garcia Marquez’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 Greene. It also includes typewriters and computers used by the late writer.

Long a critic of U.S. foreign policy, Garcia Marquez died in April at age 87. He lived most of his life in Mexico City.

Most of the archived work is in Spanish.