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Lawsuit Stalls Gabriel García Márquez Adaptation

marquez.jpgThe Regional Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean has filed a lawsuit against the producers of a new adaptation of a Gabriel García Márquez novel, a legal move that has stalled the film’s production.

According to the Guardian, the group hopes to stop a production of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s novel, “Memories of My Melancholy Whores” because of concerns about depictions of child prostitution. In the ensuing controversy, some Mexican officials decided to pull out their financial support for the film, dealing what the director called “a fatal blow” to the film.

Here’s a quote from Coalition director Teresa Ulloa, from the article: “As a book, it does not have access to the most vulnerable people in society … Once they make the movie, it will be in movie theatres and later it will surely be on television.” (Via Book Bench)

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Gabriel García Márquez May Not Publish Again

marquez.jpgFollowing last year’s rumors of a new novel, news has again resurfaced that Gabriel García Márquez will not add another book to his Nobel Prize-winning body of work.

“I don’t think that García Márquez will write anything else,” said Carmen Balcells, the writer’s agent, in a newspaper interview. Even the author’s biographer, Gerald Martin, thought this time was final.

Martin told the Guardian: “I also believe that Gabo won’t write any more books, but I don’t think this is too regrettable, because as a writer it was his destiny to have the immense satisfaction of having a totally coherent literary career many years before the end of his natural life.” (Via Gawker)