Garcia Marquez archive cost kept secret

December 10, 2014 11:17 PM

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The University of Texas on Wednesday refused to release the contract and purchase price for the archive of Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and said it will ask the state attorney general for permission to keep those details secret.

The university previously has disclosed the prices of such purchases, and the effort to keep the cost of the Garcia Marquez archive secret is likely to draw attention in literary and legal circles for its impact on future archive negotiations and Texas public records law.

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