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Remembering Carlos Ruiz Zafón 1964-2020

23/06/2020

“Cada libro, cada tomo que ves, tiene alma. El alma de quien lo escribió, y el alma de quienes lo leyeron y vivieron y soñaron con él”  ZafonOficial (Twitter)

‘Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it.’

Gifted Spanish storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón passed away at age 55 on June 19, 2020 after a multi-year year battle with colon cancer.  

Zafón’s tetralogy The Cemetery of Forgotten Books was legendary, beginning with The Shadow of the Wind (la sombra del viento) selling more than 15 million copies.  This novel was translated into 40 plus languages, and cited as one of Penguin Classics 26 ‘classics of universal literature’ (Reuters, 2020).  Further, this novel is the second most read Spanish novel (just after Don Quixote).  This literary thriller was followed by The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven and The Labyrinth of Spirits

Zafón is also known for his award-winning young adult fiction.

We are extremely saddened to learn of his passing.  His writing has inspired and entertained millions, and his legacy will live on through his writing.

“Seguiremos soñando con cada palabra que escribió”   ZafonOficial (Twitter)

We will continue to dream of every word he wrote

 

 

Remembering Carlos Ruiz Zafón 1964-2020by charmaine_library

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it" (Zafón, 2004) #Zafón #gothic #literature #historical fiction