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 hav
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The Shadow of the Wind (The...

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4.26 avg rating — 370,794 ratings — published 2001 — 139 editions
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The Angel's Game (The Cemet...

3.89 avg rating — 89,791 ratings — published 2008 — 209 editions
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The Prisoner of Heaven (The...

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3.99 avg rating — 50,520 ratings — published 2011 — 139 editions
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Marina

4.01 avg rating — 31,550 ratings — published 1999 — 121 editions
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El Príncipe de la Niebla

3.69 avg rating — 26,653 ratings — published 1993 — 120 editions
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The Midnight Palace (Niebla...

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3.60 avg rating — 14,688 ratings — published 1994 — 96 editions
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El laberinto de los espírit...

4.46 avg rating — 10,527 ratings — published 2016 — 90 editions
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The Watcher in the Shadows ...

3.77 avg rating — 11,771 ratings — published 1995 — 101 editions
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The Rose of Fire (The Cemet...

3.70 avg rating — 4,684 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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Der Fürst des Parnass

3.79 avg rating — 3,003 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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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 Zafon, 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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