Carlos Ruiz Zafón


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in Barcelona, Spain
September 25, 1964

Died
June 19, 2020

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón was a Spanish novelist. Born in Barcelona in 1964, he lived in Los Ángeles, United States, since 1994, and worked 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 have
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The Shadow of the Wind (The...

4.27 avg rating — 507,087 ratings — published 2001 — 386 editions
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The Angel's Game (The Cemet...

3.93 avg rating — 131,022 ratings — published 2008 — 261 editions
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The Prisoner of Heaven (The...

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Marina

4.06 avg rating — 48,300 ratings — published 1999 — 150 editions
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El príncipe de la niebla (N...

3.75 avg rating — 38,725 ratings — published 1993 — 138 editions
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El laberinto de los espírit...

4.50 avg rating — 32,431 ratings — published 2016 — 124 editions
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The Midnight Palace (Niebla...

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3.81 avg rating — 16,574 ratings — published 1995 — 111 editions
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The Rose of Fire (The Cemet...

3.75 avg rating — 6,135 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Der Fürst des Parnass

3.80 avg rating — 3,360 ratings — published 2012 — 8 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 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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