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Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Biography

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, and THE ANGEL'S GAME. His work has been published in more than 40 different languages, and honoured with numerous international awards. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.

Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Fiction, Gothic , Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of Barcelona. She leads him to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly 10:00 in the morning, a woman descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona and reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Fiction, Historical Fiction

It’s Christmas of 1957 in Barcelona, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, are celebrating their new beautiful son, Julian, and the engagement of close friend Fermín Romero de Torres. But a mysterious stranger threatens all of it when he visits the Sempere bookshop and tries to expose a terrible secret that has been buried in the city’s past. His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into an adventure that takes them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco’s dictatorship.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, translated by Lucia Graves - Fiction

Barcelona, 1945 --- A great world city lies shrouded in secrets after the war, and a boy mourning the loss of his mother finds solace in his love for an extraordinary book called THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. But he soon realizes that this book is as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget --- for the mystery of its author's identity holds the key to a secret that someone will go to any lengths to protect.