The Spanish bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón is dead. The Barcelona-born writer died at the age of 55 years in Los Angeles, said his publishing house Planeta on Friday. "Today is a very sad day for all in the case of Planeta, who knew him and worked with him in the past 20 years, and a friendship worked, which goes beyond the Professional," it said in a message. His books have been sold in more than 20 countries.
Zafón wrote novels that addressed the subject again and again, the Spanish past: In"The Prince of the mist" in 1993 and "the shadow of The wind" (2001), which are among his most successful publications, he occupied himself with the Franco Regime and its heritage. With Zafóns success of some of the novels also arrived in Germany from his early work to the fore.
"the shadow of The wind" quickly became a best-seller and is also very popular in Germany. With 15 million copies sold of the novel, from the Barcelona of the post-war period, the opened the success cycle, "The cemetery of forgotten books" and became, after "Don Quixote" for the best-selling Spanish novel of all times. On the trail of the 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.Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 11:20