Gabriel García Márquez has "gone to Texas," the New York Times reports. Following his death last spring at 87, the globally renowned author's archive has now found at home at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin. The Ransom Center is one of the nation's leading literary archives, directed by Steve Enniss '82.
"It's almost as if James Joyce meets Gabriel García Márquez, whose influence on the 20th-century novel in some way mirrored his own," Mr. Enniss said of the acquisition. "It's very fitting that García Márquez is joining our collections. It's hard to think of a novelist who has had as wide-ranging an impact."
Márquez's literary remains will be preserved at the Ransom Center alongside those of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Jorge Luis Borges and other global figures.