Last week, Patrick Rothfuss was staying at Hotel 1898 in Barcelona during his first visit to Spain.
The American writer gave several interviews to the media and signed his books to fans who came to the Casa del Llibre (bookstore) at Passeig de Gràcia, after selling more than 800.000 copies only in Spain of the first two novels, he placed his literature between Quixote and Casanova.
Patrick James Rothfuss ( 1973 ) is an American author of fantasy and associate professor of English philology and literature at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of the series ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle‘, which was rejected by several publishers before the first book of the series ‘The Name of the Wind‘ was published in 2007. He received rave reviews and became a bestseller.
Rothfuss, who follows in the footsteps of other successful fantasy literature writers as George RR Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien, believes that the success of his novels in Spain, is that “the protagonist, Kvothe bard, is for me a kind of Quixote, who always saw with pride, even bordering on arrogance “.
The writer is skeptical about the possibility that the trilogy becomes a film because ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle‘ “has nothing to do with the typical Hollywood standards: boy meets girl, loses girl and there are several explosions and fights“.
He thinks it’s more likely to become a TV series after the production company New Regency has acquired the rights.