Best-selling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón died at the age of 55

"Carlos Ruiz Zafón, one of the best contemporary Roman authors, died today. We will always remember Carlos to You!“, the Planeta publishing house wrote on Frid

Best-selling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón died at the age of 55

"Carlos Ruiz Zafón, one of the best contemporary Roman authors, died today. We will always remember Carlos to You!“, the Planeta publishing house wrote on Friday on Twitter.

Zafón is mainly for the books "the shadow of The wind" and "The game of the angel" from the years 2001 and 2008, the international best-sellers have been – even in Germany. He is known for his youth books from the "fog"trilogy from the 1990s. Zafón of the Spanish contemporary writers, whose works have been translated into the most languages.

With 15 million copies sold in The shadow of the wind "to" Don Quixote advanced to the best-selling Spanish novel of all times. In the footsteps of the novel's hero, Daniel Sempere and Fermín Romero de Torres in the past few years, legions of Zafón have been Fans through the old town of Barcelona. There are even guided tours to the places of "La sombra del viento".

The stories of the Spanish author, turned again and again between reality and fantasy in his work of his Catalan home town of Barcelona also played an important role. Zafón wrote as a child stories, then worked first as a copywriter and later for many years as a screenwriter in the United States.

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Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 15:26

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