Death of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, the Dragon of the Spanish literature

Spanish critics liked to be called the "Dragon". The writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon is dead in Los Angeles today, Friday, June 19. The newspaper El Periodico has re

Death of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, the Dragon of the Spanish literature

Spanish critics liked to be called the "Dragon". The writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon is dead in Los Angeles today, Friday, June 19. The newspaper El Periodico has reported that he succumbed to cancer.

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The sad news was disclosed by the publisher of the group Planeta, publisher of her series of novels The Graveyard book forgotten which immediately paid tribute to his talent in writing: "one of The finest novelists contemporary has left us. Today is a very sad day for our entire team who has known and worked with him for twenty years. He will continue to live among us through his work."

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Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona on 25 September 1964. As a teenager at the age of fourteen, he wrote a first novel of five hundred pages. First snapped up by the advertising, it returns very quickly to his passion of literature published in 1993, The Prince of Mist who receives the youth award for Edebé.

In 2004, his fourth novel, the Shadow of The wind, the first volume of his famous series, The Graveyard books forgotten earned him international recognition deserved. It is crowned by the prize of the Friends of the Scribe and the price Michelet. The success did not abandon more. In 2010, Livres Hebdo in France and The Bookseller in the uk the place in conjunction with the fifth place of the novelists are the most read in the world.

His nickname, the Dragon, came to him from this habit he had of drawing a small fire-breathing, smiling, in his spare time, as a way to find inspiration. In 2009, he had said, or asking questions about the existence of God: "Why we believe what we believe, and why we humans have a need to believe ? And also how we justify our acts? Each day, dilemmas appear in our lives, we have to make choices... but there is always a price." These words could today serve as a beautiful epitaph dedicated to this great writer who has left us too early.

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