Carlos Ruiz Zafón at the National Book Festival

Carlos Ruiz Zafón at the National Book Festival

Famed author Carlos Ruiz Zafón, best known for international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, will give a presentation followed by a book signing.

The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival –to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 am to 10 pm– will showcase internationally recognized Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón. One of the best-read and most famous authors in the world, Ruiz Zafón began his literary career in 1993 with The Prince of Mist (Edebé Prize), which was followed by The Midnight Palace, September Lights (available in one volume as The Mist Trilogy) and Marina.

In 2001 he published his first novel for adults, The Shadow of the Wind, which soon became an international literary phenomenon and continues to fascinate readers across the globe 15 years after its publication. With The Angel’s Game (2008), he returned to the universe of The Cemetery of Lost Books, which grew further with The Prisoner of Heaven (2011). His works have been translated into over fifty languages and have won numerous prizes and millions of readers across five continents.

Listen to a Library of Congress interview with Carlos Ruiz Zafón who will appear at the 2016 National Book Festival on September 24 in Washington D.C. and at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington, D.C. on September 28.

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sat, September 24, 2016
  • 1:15 pm


Venue map

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001


Free and open to the public

More information

Library of Congress National Book Festival


Organized by the Library of Congress National Book Festival with the support of SPAIN arts & culture



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