Great Spanish Writer, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Has Died From Cancer, Aged 55
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, the Spanish author of novels including international bestseller The Shadow of the Wind, has died aged 55.
According to Spanish media reports, Zafón died after being diagnosed with colon cancer. El Pais said Zafón’s publisher confirmed the news.
Zafón achieved international fame with the success of The Shadow of the Wind, the first book in what would become his Cemetary of Forgotten Books trilogy. The series concluded with 2016’s The Labyrinth of Spirits.
“Today is a very sad day for the entire Planeta team that knew him and worked with him for 20 years, in which a friendship that transcends professionalism has been forged,” a statement said.
The statement said Zafón’s death marked the loss of one of the world’s “best contemporary novelists”.