World Book Club | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Based on Shadow of the Wind  by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Part stunning literary thriller, part gothic novel, the book The Shadow of the Wind is a page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead. It is a potent mix of a coming-of-age novel and a tragic love story set in Barcelona's post-war years. Harriet Gilbert puts questions from the audience to the author Carlos Ruiz Zafon.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC World Service
  • Duration: 52'52''
  • Broadcast date: 2010

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