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Carlos Ruiz Zafon Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1964. The close proximity of his parents' house to Gaudê's Sagrada Familia cathedral and the years he spent at the Gothic Jesuit school of Sarrêa made a lasting impression on the child's imagination. Even as a 10 year-old, he wrote Gothic tales which kept his schoolmates up all night _ a talent which would later help him to achieve great success. After his student days, he worked in advertising for a few years, which he finally gave up so that he could thoroughly devote himself to literature. He began his publishing career by writing novels for young adults. His first novel, El prêncipe de la niebla (1993) (Releasing in the US in 2010 as The Prince of Mist), earned the Edeb 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, more than a million copies in the UK alone. Since its publication, La sombra del viento has garnered critical acclaim around the world and has won numerous international awards. Ruiz Zaf"n's works have been published in 45 countries and have been translated into more than 30 languages. According to these figures, Ruiz Zafon is the most successful contemporary Spanish writer along with Javier Sierra, published in 42 countries, and Juan Gomez-Jurado, 41 countries.

Ruiz Zafon's eagerly awaited second novel, a prequel to the The Shadow of the Wind has been acquired by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and the English edition will be published in hardback on June 16 2009 and will be called The Angel's Game and is also set in Barcelona but during the 1920s and 1930s. It follows a young writer who is approached by a mysterious figure to write a book. The Spanish edition was published in April 2008 by Planeta. The English edition will be translated by Lucia Graves, daughter of the poet Robert Graves. Ruiz Zafon will tour to support the book after its publication.

Ruiz Zafon currently lives in Los Angeles.

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His website: www.carlosruizzafon.co.uk
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The Labyrinth of Spirits
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon Bibliography


The Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series

  1. The Shadow of the Wind - 2004
  2. The Angel's Game - 2009
  3. The Prisoner of Heaven - 2012
  4. The Labyrinth of Spirits - September 2018

For Younger Readers

  • The Midnight Palace - 2011
  • Marina - 2014
  • The Prince of Mist - 2010
  • Watcher in the Shadows - 2013

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