Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon
My work as a screenwriter has influenced my fiction. Writing screenplays forces you to consider many elements regarding story structure and other narrative devices that…
My childhood was surrounded by books and writing. From a very early age I was fascinated by storytelling, by the printed word, by language, by…
I’m fascinated by the period that goes from the Industrial Revolution to right after World War II. There’s something about that period that’s epic and…
I am a curious creature and put my finger in as many cakes as I can: history, film, technology, etc. I’m also a freak for…
In Los Angeles you get the sense sometimes that there’s a mysterious patrol at night: when the streets are empty and everyone’s asleep, they go…
I realised that I had always been writing things that other people wanted me to write and not what I really wanted to write, so…
When ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ became a success I had already been a working writer, I’d been through the ups and downs, I’d seen…
I always had this childhood image in the back of my mind of this fantastic place where all the things I liked came from; Orson…
I’ve always ignored the labels people put on things.
The success of ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ made me very happy, but it did not change my perspective or the way I was.
I always felt that I was a writer, that was what I had to do.
A modern-day Dickens with a popular voice and a genius for storytelling in any genre, Stephen King has written many wonderful books.
I’m interested in everything. I don’t see why Borges can’t work along with Neil Gaiman, or Stephen King can’t be mixed with Balzac. It’s just…
I spend a lot of time in L.A., and when it rains there you get the entire rainfall for the year in two days, raindrops…
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is a metaphor, not just for books but for ideas, for language, for knowledge, for beauty, for all the things…
With ‘The Angel’s Game’, there was a lot of pressure from the expectations – expectations from the book industry and from readers; it’s natural.
Shirley Jackson’s writings are a must for aficionados of the gothic and of good literature.
I’ve always thought that we are what we remember, and the less we remember, the less we are.
Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it…
I’m a voracious reader, and I like to explore all sorts of writing without prejudice and without paying any attention to labels, conventions or silly…
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