The Shadow of the Wind

This month we’re thinking about history, collections, and stories. How do stories evolve over time, how do stories shape history, how do they make their way through time and space?

Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s novel The Shadow of the Wind is one of the best-sellingist books of all time. A story within a story, young Daniel finds a novel, The Shadow of the Wind, in the mysterious Cemetery of Forgotten Books. This simple event begins a lifetime of searching for the book’s author, Julián Carax.

Can stories pass the boundaries of time and space? How does a story move through history? How can a story temper or inflame  memory?

Host Aubrey Hicks is joined by Caroline Bhalla and Carla Della Gatta to discuss the novel on it’s 20th anniversary.

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Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.

Caroline Bhalla

Managing Director
Price Center for Social Innovation

Carla Della Gatta

Assistant Professor
Florida State University