Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Carlos Ruiz Zafón in 2008
Carlos Ruiz Zafón in 2008
Born25 September 1964
Barcelona, Spain
Died19 June 2020 (aged 55)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
OccupationWriter
LanguageSpanish
Period1994–2020

Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos rwiθ θaˈfon]; 25 September 1964 – 19 June 2020) was a Spanish novelist. He was best known for his 2001 novel La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind). His next novel was published in English in July 2012 as The Prisoner of Heaven.[1]

On 19 June 2020, Zafón died of colorectal cancer, in Santa Monica, California at the age of 55.[2]

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  1. "The Prisoner of Heaven (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #3)". goodreads.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
  2. "Carlos Ruiz Zafón fallece en Los Ángeles a los 55 años". La Vanguardia. 19 June 2020.