True Story: Gabriel García Márquez Is Writing A New Novel

The only thing cooler than morning photos of Ricky Martin's babies? Gabriel García Márquez is confirmed to be writing a new novel, his first since 2004's Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes. The author's literary colleague, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, tells the The Guardian that his friend has already finished multiple versions of the novel, which will be "a love story," and that he is now torn between them.

"He has four versions of it," reveals Apuleyo. "He told me that he was now trying to get the best from each of them." While García Márquez's literary agent says there is no publication date set for the new work, just the fact that he's making serious progress with it is enough to get us excited!

Now 82 years old, García Márquez went on a self-described "sabbatical" after his last novel and has since told reporters that "2005 was the first year in my life that I didn't write a line." So how did he spend all that time? Reading, says his loose-lipped friend. Wow...our head is spinning with the possibilities of what a reading list by Gabriel Garcia Marquez might contain.

Are you psyched for a new novel by the master of realismo mágico? What's your favorite novel by García Márquez? Share in the comments below.