Posted on June 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of one of the bestselling Spanish novels of all time, passed away Friday.

Zafón was fifty-five years old and died of colon cancer, which he’d been fighting for two years, according to the New York Times.

His mystery novel The Shadow of the Wind has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide in the past twenty years, making it the second-most successful Spanish novel after Don Quixote.

Read praise from his fellow authors for his work and more about his life in his obituary from the New York Times.

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