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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 yellow lab, Winston.

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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Wild Symphony is out now!

The book, album, and free app are officially available!

Wild Symphony is now available! #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown makes his picture book debut with this mindful, humorous, musical, and uniquely entertaining book! Includes a free app and music composed by the author.

Waterstones writes, "The king of conspiracy thrillers opts for a distinct change of pace with his first children's picture book; a heartwarming, humorous tale about the wonder of music and the joy of a good puzzle. Fully interactive, with a smartphone app that plays each character's signature song and a plethora of brainteasers hidden within its beautifully illustrated pages, Wild Symphony is an uplifting treat for the very young."

Discover why Kirkus Reviews calls it "Whimsically engaging" and School Library Journal gave it a starred review!

All of Dan Brown's U.S. royalties will be donated to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to support music education for children worldwide.

To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com.
To download the app, click here.

Stay tuned to Dan's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

The Music of Wild Symphony - Available Now!

The picture book and free app will be published on September 1st

The music of Wild Symphony is now available! In a starred review, School Library Journal calls it, "A delightful musical debut sure to be a hit at story hours."

The picture book and free app will be published on Sept. 1st!

To hear the full album or get your copy, click here.

To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com and stay tuned to Dan's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

The New York Times Profiles Wild Symphony

Discover the project's origin story – more than 20 years in the making.

Today, The New York Times announced the upcoming release of Wild Symphony. As Alexandra Alter writes, "The story features a mouse conductor who recruits other animals to perform in his orchestra, dispensing wisdom about the value of patience, kindness and respect along the way. Readers can listen to the musical accompaniments for each page with a smartphone app that uses augmented reality to scan the page and play the music for 'Bouncing Kangaroo,' 'Wondrous Whale' and 'Brilliant Bat.'"

The piece also chronicles Dan's musical background and Wild Symphony's origin story – more than twenty years in the making. To read the full article, visit The New York Times.

Wild Symphony will release on September 1, 2020 and is set to publish in 27 countries and counting. To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com and stay tuned to Dan's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Announcing Wild Symphony!

Dan Brown makes his children's picture book debut

Wild Symphony is a uniquely entertaining picture book experience in which the playful Maestro Mouse, trusty baton in hand, brings readers along as he visits a variety of animal friends, from cheetahs and kangaroos to elephants and blue whales. Each beautifully illustrated spread is dedicated to a different animal and offers a piece of mindful wisdom for navigating life. Susan Batori’s illustrations add kid-friendly humor, and additional clues and puzzles are hidden in the detailed backgrounds for interested readers of all ages.

Children and adults can enjoy this timeless picture book as a traditional read-along, or can choose to listen to the original musical compositions as they read—one for each animal—using a free interactive smartphone app, which uses augmented reality to instantly play the appropriate song for each page when the camera of a mobile device is held over it. At publication, the accompanying music app will be available for free download via the project's website and the QR code in Wild Symphony.

“I love storytelling, and my novels always attempt to weave together varied themes,” Brown explains. “With Wild Symphony, I was excited to build on this idea and create a truly layered experience by using three different languages simultaneously—art, music, and words. In the same way that an opera captivates its audience by presenting beautiful sets, dramatic music, and lyrical drama, Wild Symphony strives to be an immersive feast for eyes, ears, and mind, all at the same time.”

Wild Symphony will release on September 1, 2020 and is set to publish in 27 countries and counting. To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com and stay tuned to Dan's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.


NBC nabs Robert Langdon TV Show

The Lost Symbol is coming to NBC

Based on The Lost Symbol, Langdon will follow the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who finds himself pulled into a series of deadly puzzles when his mentor is kidnapped and the CIA forces him onto a task force, where he uncovers a chilling conspiracy. The show has been conceived as a prequel to Ron Howard's film adaptations and will focus on a younger Robert Langdon.

The project partners writer/exec. producer Daniel Cerone (Motive, Constantine) with Imagine Television Studios, CBS TV Studios, and Universal Television.


Dan Brown's 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.

See you in class,
Dan Brown"


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


Dan Brown takes readers back to the Origin

Dan Brown's latest Robert Langdon thriller is available throughout the world!

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.


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Wild Symphony Book Trailer

Find out more about the book, the album, and the free app!

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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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VIDEO: 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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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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