- The Shadow of the Wind 16,931 copies, 620 reviews
- The Angel's Game 4,769 copies, 275 reviews
- The Prince of Mist 998 copies, 59 reviews
- The Prisoner of Heaven 802 copies, 52 reviews
- The Midnight Palace 437 copies, 27 reviews
- Marina 433 copies, 9 reviews
- The Watcher in the Shadows 186 copies, 4 reviews
- The Rose of Fire 98 copies, 11 reviews
- Gaudi in Manhattan 74 copies, 3 reviews
- Der Schatten des Windes (Hörspiel) 16 copies
- La trilogía de la niebla 5 copies
- La Barcelona de Català-Roca 2 copies
- O Prisioneiro do Céu (portuguese edition) 1 copy
- Taivasten vanki 1 copy
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón has 2 upcoming events.
May Blockbusters: Patrick Ness
is one of those writers whose darkly complex books for children and teenagers transcend their intended audience, winning him fans of all ages – and deservedly so.
His Chaos Walking trilogy has been variously described as a dystopian love story with the atmosphere of a Western and ‘one of the most interesting fantasies ever published’; it’s also won a swag of prizes, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal.
His latest book for young readers is A Monster Calls, a heartbreaking story about cancer and loss, told through the metaphor of a yew tree that comes to life outside the bedroom of a boy whose mother is dying.
The Crane Wife is Ness’s first book for adult readers in many years – it’s a wise and romantic story about the creative imagination and the redemptive power of love.
Ness will be in conversation with Lili Wilkinson.
Patrick Ness appears as part of a double-bill with Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
This event is presented by the Wheeler Centre in association with the Melbourne Writers Festival. (rodneyvc)… (more)
May Blockbusters: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Barcelona-born, LA-based author Carlos Ruiz Zafón
writes fantastical literary thrillers packed with intrigue and adventure – with books themselves at the very centre of his stories.
His admirers include Stephen King and Margaret Atwood, as well as legions of fans.The Shadow of the Wind
, which sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, was the first in a quartet for younger readers that takes its inspiration from sources as disparate as Enid Blyton and Alexander Dumas.
His stories set in Barcelona’s (fictional) Cemetery of Forgotten Books have ‘the blissful narrative drive of a high-class mystery’ – and started, he says, with the image of ‘a wonderful labyrinth of books, this kind of mysterious library hidden inside a place’.
The Watcher in the Shadows, the third in the series, has just been released – to great anticipation. He’ll be in conversation with Sian Prior. (rodneyvc)… (more)
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón er født i Barcelona i 1964. Som barn pleide han å fortelle skrekkhistorier til klassekameratene sine til de gråt, og mødrene deres kom løpende til fru Zafón og ba henne få sønnen til å holde opp, fordi barna deres fikk mareritt. Ruiz Zafón har studert informasjonsvitenskap og arbeidet med PR, inntil han en dag bestemte seg for bare å skrive. Den første romanen hans, ungdomsboken El príncipe de la niebla (Tåkeprinsen), ble raskt en bestselger og ble tildelt Edebé-prisen i 1993. Ruiz Zafón har også skrevet ungdomsromanene El Palacio de la Medianoche (Midnattspalasset), Las Luces de Septiembre (Lyset i september) og Marina. I dag bor han i Barcelona.Vindens skygge har til nå solgt i flere millioner eksemplarer i hele verden og mer enn 200 000 solgte i Norge. I 2008 kom oppfølgeren, Engelens spill,på spansk i april, og den kommer på norsk i september. Den første helgen i Spania solgte den mer enn 250.000 eksemplarer.
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