Saramago's unpublished novel to reach the Spanish and English markets

Nobel-laureate José Saramago, the most celebrated contemporary writer in Portugal, passed away in June 2010 but his literary legacy lives on. 

Claraboia ("Skylight"), a novel he wrote back in the 1950s and was rejected by Portuguese publishers at the time, was made available last October in the Portuguese-speaking market. It has now been translated into Spanish as Claraboya and his publisher in the UK says an English version is now being considered.

Also, many people may not be aware of it, but Saramago had been a translator early in his life as well and, having worked mostly with literature, politics, history, and philosophy, this activity has helped shape the author he would become.