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Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 56 languages around the world with over 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”

The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing. He lives in New England with his wife.

Brown’s latest novel, Origin, explores two of the fundamental questions of humankind: Where do we come from? Where are we going?

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My newest MasterClass—Now Available

Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers. Learn more and get started today at masterclass.com/danbrown

Storytelling is the oldest art form on earth, and whether you’re a fan of thrillers, classics, literary fiction, or even ancient myths, the stories you love all share the same key elements. Understanding these universal components is one of the secrets to making your own writing much more effective and successful. It can also make the writing process a lot more fun.

In my first-ever MasterClass, I hope to unlock for you a toolbox of ideas that you can use immediately as you write your own novel. It is the same toolbox I used to write The Da Vinci Code and all of my books. My sincere desire is that this class inspires in you a passion for the writing process as well as the confidence to master your own personal voice and create a story that is distinctly your own. And with luck, we might just have some fun along the way.

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Dan Brown to Visit Shanghai and Taipei

Dan Brown will be visiting Shanghai and Taipei this month to share "An Evening with Dan Brown"

Dan Brown will be visiting Shanghai and Taipei this month to share "An Evening with Dan Brown" with his fans.

New Tour Dates:
• SHANGHAI - May 20th at 6:30PM at the Shanghai Library, West Gate Auditorium. For more information on how you can get your tickets, click here.
• TAIPEI on May 26th - Details to follow.

For the latest updates, check back here or visit Dan's Facebook Page.

Latest Reviews for Origin

"The book’s final destination reveals the essence of what Kirsch saw and created, and it inspires awe."

"The Sagrada Família, the towering, incomplete Gaudi cathedral, is one of several inspired physical embodiments of the serious ideas this book means to contemplate. (Brown and serious ideas: they do fit together, never more than they have in 'Origin.')...The book’s final destination reveals the essence of what Kirsch saw and created, and it inspires awe...Liable to stir up as much controversy as 'The Da Vinci Code' did.” - The New York Times

"Plenty of puzzles and clues...a life-or-death adventure in Spain's most beautiful museums and landmarks." - EntertainmentWeekly.com

"Fans of globetrotting symbologist Robert Langdon will be thrilled!" - USA Today

Origin is Out Now!

Dan Brown's latest Robert Langdon thriller arrived in stores this week - with addition releases to follow!

Dan Brown's latest Robert Langdon thriller hit book shelves this week! With an initial printing of 2 million copies, ORIGIN is being released in 42 languages worldwide.

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement — the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon's first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough...one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch's precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain's Royal Palace itself...and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch's shocking discovery...and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

For more information, click here.


Antena 3 Shares Spanish Excerpt of Origin

In partnership with Planeta, Antena 3 are offering a first look at the opening chapters of Origin.

In partnership with Planeta, Antena 3 is offering a first look at the opening chapters of the Spanish-language edition of Origin.

Origin thrusts Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, "Where do we come from?" and "Where are we going?" It finds Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for a major announcement: the unveiling of a discovery that promises to change science forever. The host of the evening is a billionaire futurist and one of Langdon's former students. The guests are dazzled by the astonishing breakthrough until the event erupts into chaos and the discovery becomes at risk of being lost forever.

Origin will be released in Spain on October 5th. For more information, visit Planeta's website.


Winston is calling. Perhaps you should answer...

To get an inside look at Origin, visit winston.danbrown.com

Winston is here and he's sharing details about Origin. To get an inside look at Dan Brown's new thriller and receive a very special gift, visit winston.danbrown.com


CBS This Morning Reveals an Excerpt from Origin

Origin hits shelves on October 3rd.

CBS This Morning shared an exciting sneak peek of Origin, including an excerpt from the upcoming Robert Langdon thriller.

Origin thrusts Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, "Where do we come from?" and "Where are we going?" It finds Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for a major announcement: the unveiling of a discovery that promises to change science forever. The host of the evening is a billionaire futurist and one of Langdon's former students. The guests are dazzled by the astonishing breakthrough until the event erupts into chaos and the discovery becomes at risk of being lost forever.

Origin hits shelves on October 3rd. For more information, click here.

On Oct. 1st, "CBS Sunday Morning" will air a full interview with Dan. Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, Dan will join the hosts of "CBS This Morning" in studio for a live discussion.


Dan Brown Announces Origin Book Tour

This fall, Dan Brown will be hitting the road for his first U.S. book tour since The Da Vinci Code.

This fall, Dan Brown will be hitting the road for his first U.S. book tour since The Da Vinci Code. The tour begins on October 3rd at Anderson's Bookshop in Chicago.

To find out if Dan will be coming to a town near you, click here for the latest updates and ticket links. More dates to be added soon.


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CBS This Morning Interviews Dan About His MasterClass

Dan talks about writing, teaching, and learning from your mistakes.

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Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers

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Q: Of the books you've written, do you have a favorite?

Dan Brown responds to the question, "Of the books you've written, do you have a favorite?"

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VIDEO: Origin Book Trailer

Where do we come from? Where are we going?

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VIDEO: Q: Do you outline?

Dan Brown responds to the question, "Do you outline?"

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VIDEO: Inferno Vlog#4 - Locations

The cast and crew of Inferno talk about the importance of location to the Robert Langdon thrillers.

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VIDEO: Inferno Vlog#3 - Langdon's Superpower

Tom Hanks and Ron howard talk about eidetic memory and #InfernoMovie

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VIDEO: The Da Vinci Code - Young Adult Edition

An interview with Dan about the new edition of The Da Vinci Code

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Inferno

When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.

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When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.
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Angels & Demons

Uncovering evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati also uncovers a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization’s most despised enemy: the Catholic Church.

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The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for the highly successful Angels & Demons, based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. The screenplay is by Akiva Goldsman and David Koepp. Featuring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Armin Mueller-Stall.
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The Da Vinci Code

It begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma.

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Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. Featuring Tom Hanks as symbologist Robert Langdon and Audrey Tautou as cryptologist Sophie Neveu, this heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery takes them from France to England and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ. With first-rate performances by Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Jean Reno, critics are calling The Da Vinci Code "involving" and "intriguing," "a first rate thriller." Also featuring Jürgen Prochnow and Paul Bettany. Produced by John Calley and Brian Grazer.
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