Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón


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in Barcelona, Spain
September 25, 1964

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist. Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los Ángeles, United States, since 1994, and works as a scriptwriter aside from writing novels.

His first novel, El príncipe de la niebla (The Prince of Mist, 1993), earned the Edebé literary prize for young adult fiction. He is also the author of three more young-adult novels, El palacio de la medianoche (1994), Las luces de septiembre (1995) and Marina (1999).

In 2001 he published the novel La sombra del viento ("The Shadow of the Wind"), his first "adult" novel, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Since its publication, La sombra del viento has garnered critical acclaim around the world and has won numerous international awards. Ruiz Zafón's works h
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Average rating: 4.08 · 429,774 ratings · 35,325 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
The Shadow of the Wind (The...

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4.23 avg rating — 275,989 ratings — published 2001 — 249 editions
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El juego del ángel (El ceme...

3.83 avg rating — 63,031 ratings — published 2008 — 165 editions
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The Prisoner of Heaven (The...

3.94 avg rating — 32,043 ratings — published 2011 — 100 editions
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Marina

3.97 avg rating — 18,508 ratings — published 1999 — 99 editions
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The Prince of Mist (Niebla,...

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3.64 avg rating — 17,537 ratings — published 1986 — 93 editions
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The Midnight Palace (Niebla...

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3.58 avg rating — 9,659 ratings — published 1998 — 78 editions
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Las luces de septiembre (Ni...

3.73 avg rating — 7,176 ratings — published 1995 — 78 editions
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The Rose of Fire (The Cemet...

3.68 avg rating — 3,120 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Marina, the Shadow of the W...

4.40 avg rating — 1,310 ratings — published 2011
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La Trilogía de la Niebla

4.22 avg rating — 549 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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More books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón…
Der Fürst des Parnass The Shadow of the Wind El juego del ángel Więzień nieba. Książę Parnasu The Prisoner of Heaven
El cementerio de los libros olvidados (5 books)
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The Prince of Mist The Midnight Palace Las luces de septiembre
Niebla (3 books)
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July 2012, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
"His Favorite Books About Books: Visit 1950s Barcelona in his new gothic thriller, The Prisoner of Heaven, and try these recs that celebrate storytelling." ...More

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“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

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