Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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September 25, 1964

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist. Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los Angeles, 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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The Shadow of the Wind (The...
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El juego del ángel (El ceme...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 56,016 ratings — published 2008 — 159 editions
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The Prisoner of Heaven (The...
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Marina
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 14,560 ratings — published 1999 — 91 editions
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The Prince of Mist (Niebla,...
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The Midnight Palace (Niebla...
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Las luces de septiembre (Ni...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,740 ratings — published 2005 — 70 editions
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The Rose of Fire (The Cemet...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,604 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Marina, the Shadow of the W...
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 1,223 ratings — published 2011
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La Trilogía de la Niebla
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 400 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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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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