Seeing Carlos Ruiz Zafon at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival at the weekend is the highlight of my year. Carlos is the author of my favourite book, The Shadow of the Wind, as well as many other amazing books. He has written books for both adults and teens, including his latest YA book, The Watcher in the Shadows.
I have a special prize to give away to one Carlos Ruiz Zafon fan – a signed copy of The Prisoner of Heaven and an unsigned copy of The Watcher in the Shadows. To get in the draw just enter your name and email address in the form below. Competition closes Monday 27 May (international).
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Laraine.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s sequel to The Shadow of the Wind, called The Prisoner of Heaven is released in Australia and New Zealand today from one of my favourite publishers, Text Publishing (based in Melbourne). Carlos Ruiz Zafon is my favourite author and The Shadow of the Wind is my favourite book so you can imagine how excited I am to read the sequel. I can’t wait to immerse myself in Carlos’ Barcelona and return to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books.
The Prisoner of Heaven is an adult book (one of the few that I’ll read this year) but Text have also published several of his Young Adult novels in English. The Prince of Mist and The Midnight Palace are dark, atmospheric, gothic stories for teens and adults alike.
Take a look at the beautiful book trailer and make sure you get your hands on a copy from your library or bookshop.
Enter to win a Carlos Ruiz Zafon Book Pack
To celebrate the release of The Prisoner of Heaven, Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s sequel to The Shadow of the Wind, I’m giving away a Carlos Ruiz Zafon book pack. The pack includes a copy of The Prisoner of Heaven and his two Young Adult books, The Prince of Mist and The Midnight Palace.
All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below. Competition closes Friday 29 June (open to NZ and Australia).
My favourite all-time book is Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind so I was really excited to read today that I’ll get to return to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books next year. Here’s the info from Carlos’ newsletter:
“The Prisoner of Heaven returns to the world of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins one year after the close of The Shadow of the Wind when a mysterious stranger enters the shop, looking for a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo .
The Prisoner of Heaven is published in Spain today and the English language version will be out in the UK on 21/06/2012″
I haven’t got word of when it will be released in New Zealand but am assuming it will be published in Australia and NZ by Text Publishing, who have brought us Carlos’ other English language translations. June 21, 2012 certainly can’t come around fast enough!