Posted on March 6, 2024 at 8:25 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2024 will bring us two new books from acclaimed 20th-century authors.

But the publishing gap for one writer was much longer than the other ... and also much more controversial.

That's because Gabriel García Márquez, who died in 2014, had wanted the drafts for what will be published as Until August to be destroyed.

Instead, it's coming out worldwide next week — March 12, to be precise.

Márquez's sons decided to go against their father's wishes, and The New York Times notes that they're far from alone in the history of literary executors.

The other 2024 release, though, doesn't have any debate surrounding it.

It comes from the alive-and-well Haruki Murakami.

The City and Its Uncertain Walls is his first novel since 2017; it's already out in Japanese but will be available in English on November 26.

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