The Guardian | 12/10/2008 12:00:00 AM
Magical and real: García Márquez is writing new novel, says friend
Dec 10 -- Fears that Colombia's Nobel prize winning author, Gabriel García Márquez, had put down his pen forever were allayed yesterday when a close friend confirmed that the 82-year-old master of magical realism was working on a new novel.
"He has four versions of it," Apuleyo said. "He told me that he was now trying to get the best from each of them."
Apuleyo, who co-wrote a book of conversations with García Márquez called The Smell of the Guava Tree in 1982, said the Nobel prizewinner had become hugely self-critical and demanding of himself.
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