by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Daniel Sempere has settled into married life well and his son is shortly turning one year old. He is living above the family bookshop, Sempere & Sons with his elderly father, his wife Beatriz and son Julian. Though business has declined further in recent years Fermin still finds a place at the bookshop and continues to source rare books while bringing a smile to the faces of the customers.
Series: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Prisoner of Heaven
Ruiz Zafón was born in the city of Barcelona. Growing up in Spain, he began his work life by making money in advertising. His grandparents had worked in a factory and his father sold insurance. In the 1990s Ruiz Zafón moved to Los Angeles where he worked briefly in screen writing. Catalan by birth and also fluent in English, he writes and publishes his novels in Spanish. This not only enables a larger readership, via readers in Spain and South America, but also allows his novels to speak more widely for the country of Spain, in a way that novels written in Catalan or English would not.