Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Carlos Ruiz Zafón (born 1964) is a Spanish novelist who has lived in Los Angeles since 1993, where he spent a few years writing scripts whilst developing his career as a writer.
His first novel, El príncipe de la niebla (The Prince of the 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 and 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 Zafón's works have been published in 45 countries and have been translated into more than 30 languages. According to these figures, Ruiz Zafón is the most successful contemporary Spanish writer along with Javier Sierra, whose works have been published in forty-two countries and Juan Gómez-Jurado, whose works have been published in forty-one countries.
Speculative Fiction Novels (3)
| Marina |
2013 | horror, magical realism, young adult
| The Watcher in the Shadows |
2013 | fantasy, horror, young adult
| The Prince of Mist |
2010 | fantasy, horror
Others non-spefi books (4)
| The Labyrinth of the Spirits (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #4) |
2018 | mainstream, magical realism
| The Prisoner of Heaven (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #3) |
2012 | mainstream, magical realism
| The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #2) |
2009 | mainstream, magical realism
| The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1) |
2004 | mainstream, magical realism