The true university these days is a collection of books.
-Thomas Carlyle

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

As part of the 2009 Mini Challenges I read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon for #7 , to read a book by a new to you author. This also was to include a little background to the author...
Zafon was born in 1964 in Barcelona. He has lived in Los Angeles, USA, since 1993 where he not only writes novels but also scripts for screen. All of his novels are written originally in Spanish and there are 6 so far, although The Shadow of the Wind is his first adult novel, the others being for Young Adults, for which he won awards.
The Shadow of the Wind has now been translated into over 30 languages and has won several awards, making him the most successful contemporary Spanish writer. His new novel, The Angel's Game, a prequel to The Shadow of the Wind, will be available in English in the late spring, 2009.
You can read more about the author, his books, his awards and interviews on his website...

1 comment:

J.C. Montgomery said...

The Shadow of the Wind still remains one of my most favorite reads. I cannot wait until the prequel comes out. Literally.

I think my spanish is good enough and am considering getting it as well as Shadow in its original form.

He will be one of the few authors whose work I will carry in more than one language. Victor Hugo being the other. (I studied years of french before taking spanish)

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