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MGM, Akiva Goldsman & Dan Brown Developing Animated Film Adaptation of Wild Symphony

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Academy Award® winning writer Akiva Goldsman are developing an animated feature film adaptation of the children’s picture book, WILD SYMPHONY, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Dan Brown and with illustrations by Susan Batori. For the first time ever, Brown will adapt his book for the big screen with Goldsman producing the project alongside Weed Road Pictures’ Greg Lessans. The animated feature — envisioned as a FANTASIA-esque musical experience, featuring music penned by Brown — follows the adventures of Maestro Mouse as he traverses the globe, recruiting an orchestra like no other. It is the first project to stem from MGM’s first-look feature film production deal with Goldsman and his production company, Weed Road Pictures.

Said Goldsman, “I’m so excited to join up with my old friend Dan Brown and my older friend Mike Deluca and company to bring this marvelous book of Dan’s to the screen.”

Said Brown, “As a young child, I was absolutely enthralled by the film Fantasia and its magical fusion of animation and classical music. In many ways, my lifetime love of classical music began with film, and so I’m especially excited to be working with such talented partners to bring Wild Symphony to life in the form of an animated feature.”

For more information, visit Deadline.com.

The Da Vinci Code Coming to UK Stages

A stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code hits theaters in 2022

The stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code starts its 35-city UK tour on January 15th, 2022. For more information, visit the official website.

The Lost Symbol - Now Streaming on Peacock!

See the series that critics are calling "a real winner" - Android Authority

The Lost Symbol is now available on Peacock TV, NBCUniversal's streaming platform! Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

"It blends the narrative efficiency of yesteryear's network TV with the complex, rewarding world-building of the streaming age...the series is a real winner." – Android Authority

Hear Dan's introduction to the series and get a sneak peek of the pilot right here. To learn more and start streaming the show, visit Peacock.

A First Look at The Lost Symbol TV Series

At long last, The Lost Symbol comes to life onscreen!

Click here to get a first look at the upcoming series, coming soon to Peacock TV.

Dan Brown's Langdon is Coming to Peacock!

Peacock orders TV series based on the international bestselling novel, The Lost Symbol

NBCUniversal's streaming platform Peacock has ordered the gripping dramatic thriller "Dan Brown's Langdon." Based on Dan Brown's international bestselling novel "The Lost Symbol," the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

"The team was blown away by this pilot and its enormous potential to become a big, binge-worthy hit" said Susan Rovner, Chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

The cast includes Ashley Zukerman ("Succession"), Valorie Curry ("Blair Witch"), Sumalee Montano ("10 Cloverfield Lane"), Rick Gonzalez ("Arrow"), Eddie Izzard ("Ocean's Thirteen") and Beau Knapp ("Seven Seconds").

The series is produced by CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie will serve as writers and executive producers for the series. Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey and Anna Culp also serve as executive producers.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian again on another Langdon project," said Dan Brown. "We've all wanted to make 'The Lost Symbol' for some time now, and I'm grateful to CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, Universal Television and Peacock for joining forces to make this project a reality. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have written a phenomenally captivating script, and the casting and performances are pitch perfect."

To learn more, visit Deadline Hollywood.

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.

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.

CBS This Morning Reveals an Excerpt from Origin

Origin hit shelves on October 3rd, 2017.

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.

Doubleday Reveals Jacket & Location for ORIGIN

ORIGIN thrusts Langdon into the intersection of two of humankind’s most enduring questions: Where do we come from? Where are we going?

The new novel features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Unfolding entirely in Spain—Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Bilbao, the home of the Guggenheim Museum — ORIGIN thrusts Langdon into the intersection of two of humankind’s most enduring questions:
Where do we come from?
Where are we going?

In keeping with his trademark style, Brown interweaves codes, symbols, science, religion, history, art, and architecture with a decidedly fresh twist; the art is modern and the science taps into the coolest cutting-edge technology available today.

Doubleday will release ORIGIN in the U.S. and Canada on October 3, 2017; it will also be available as an ebook and an audiobook from Penguin Random House Audio. The novel will be published simultaneously in the U.K. by Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House. Additionally, a U.S. Spanish-language edition will be published by Vintage Espanol.

There are more than 200 million copies of Dan Brown’s books in print worldwide, and his novels have been translated into 56 languages.

UK Cover for ORIGIN Revealed

Due out on October 3rd, Transworld Publishers recently revealed the UK edition cover for Dan Brown's ORIGIN.

Due out on October 3rd, Transworld Publishers recently revealed the book jacket for their UK edition of Dan Brown's ORIGIN.

Transworld Publishers is a division of the Random House Group whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.

Spanish Cover for ORIGIN Unveiled

Planeta have unveiled the cover for the Spanish language edition of Dan Brown's upcoming novel, ORIGIN - due out October 5, 2017.

Planeta have unveiled the cover for their Spanish language edition of Dan Brown's upcoming thriller, ORIGIN - due out October 5, 2017.

For more information about the Spanish edition, check back with DanBrown.com or visit Planeta's webpage.

Doubleday Launches Origin Cover Contest in the U.S.

Want to design the cover of Dan Brown’s next book? Submit your design for the limited edition of ORIGIN!

Want to design the cover for Dan Brown's next novel? Submit a design and you could be selected to have your cover art printed by Doubleday in a limited edition run of ORIGIN!

This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design a book cover that will be printed and featured on a hardcover limited edition of Origin in time for the U.S. book release on October 3. Dan Brown will select the top six designs and promote the finalists to his nearly 7 million fans across social media. The winner will be selected based on public voting and announced live by Dan Brown at BookCon on June 3, 2017.

EARLY ENTRY INCENTIVE: Dan Brown will select one finalist from all entries submitted during the first two weeks of the contest. During the remaining four weeks of the contest, Dan Brown will promote the first finalist cover design to his millions of fans. Increase your chances of becoming a finalist and getting additional buzz for your cover design by submitting your entry by 11:59 PM on March 26, 2017.

Look forward to seeing what you dream up!

Please note: This contest is limited to U.S.-readers only.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between Monday, March 13 and Sunday, April 23. US residents, 18+. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Decisions of the judges are final. See Official Rules for full details.

Dan Brown Launches Inferno Experience

Robert Langdon needs your help. Are you up to the task?

Sony Entertainment, Google, and Dan Brown have teamed up to create puzzles for a three-week online experience, The Inferno Journey Through Hell. In it, players assist Robert Langdon in solving three puzzles per week that relate to Dante's Inferno. Dan calls the game "a plunge into the depths of hell using the Seven Deadly Sins as the ladder."

To learn more about the film, check out this article from USA Today.

To stay up-to-date on the latest Dan Brown News, stay tuned to Dan's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Dan Brown Announces New Novel

Available September 26, 2017, the new novel, Origin, thrusts Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions.

Global publishing phenomenon Dan Brown, author of the #1 international blockbusters Inferno and The Da Vinci Code, has written his latest Robert Langdon thriller titled Origin. Doubleday will release the novel in the U.S. and Canada on September 26, 2017 and it will also be available as an ebook and an audiobook from Penguin Random House Audio. Origin will be published simultaneously in the U.K. by Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House. Additionally, a U.S. Spanish language edition will be published by Vintage Español. The announcement was made today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday, will edit the novel.

In keeping with his trademark style, Brown interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

There are more than 200 million copies of Dan Brown’s books in print worldwide, and his novels have been translated into 56 languages.

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

Inferno Vlog#4 - Locations

Go on location with the cast and crew of Inferno as they give you a glimpse of the historic locations behind Langdon's latest adventure.

Go on location with the cast and crew of Inferno as they give you a glimpse of the historic locations behind Langdon's latest adventure.

The film hits theaters internationally starting October 12th, followed by the U.S. premiere on October 28th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

Inferno Vlog#3 - Langdon's Superpower

Robert Langdon’s superpower? Eidetic memory. Ron Howard discusses Langdon’s memory loss in this Vlog for the Inferno movie.

Tom Hanks takes you behind the scenes to talk about Robert Langdon's superpower, eidetic memory, in today's vlog for the Inferno movie. The film hits theaters in internationally starting October 12th and in the U.S. on October 28th. To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

Dan discusses The Da Vinci Code - Young Adult Edition

For more on what it is and why we believe in the importance of reaching young readers, watch this clip from an interview with Dan.

The YA edition of The Da Vinci Code is available internationally. For more on what it is and why we believe in the importance of reaching young readers, watch this clip from an interview with Dan.

To learn more, visit the official book page.

To stay up to date on the latest Dan Brown news, visit his Facebook or Twitter pages.

Inferno Vlog#2 - Zobrist's Manifesto

Dan and Ron take you behind the scenes to give you a glimpse of Zobrist's Manifesto.

In the word's of Bertrand Zobrist, “It has always been this way. Death is followed by birth. To reach paradise, man must pass through inferno." Take a look behind the scenes, as Dan Brown and Ron Howard give you a glimpse of Zobrist's Manifesto.

The film hits theaters internationally starting October 12th, followed by the U.S. premiere on October 28th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

Inferno Vlog#1 - Cerca Trova

Discover the heartbeat behind the film in this behind the scenes video.

Go behind the scenes of the Inferno Movie and find out what the cast, crew, and creators of the film have to say about Cerca Trova.

The film hits theaters internationally starting October 12th, followed by the U.S. premiere on October 28th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

The Inferno Trailer Has Arrived

The full trailer for Inferno is now available online!

We are thrilled to share the full trailer for the Inferno Movie.

The world’s greatest mind faces his greatest challenge. The film hits theaters in the U.S. on October 28th, with an international rollout starting October 12th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

ET Goes Behind-The-Scenes on Inferno

Entertainment Tonight stopped by the set to talk Inferno with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones.

ET stopped by the set of Inferno to talk shop with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones about their experiences creating the third film in the Robert Langdon series.

In a behind-the-scenes interview, Felicity Jones raved, "It has an incredible international cast. You move across the world through all different locations, and I think it will be a thrilling ride to be on when you're watching it." Jones also gushed about her experiences working with Hanks, "He's so incredibly professional. He's easy on set and joking and laughing. It's been really wonderful working with him."

Inferno hits theaters in the U.S. on October 28th, with an international rollout starting for October 12th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page.

Dan Brown donates to Ritman Library

“I consider it a great honor to play a role in this important preservation initiative that will make these texts available to the public." - Dan Brown

RitmanThumb3Dan Brown has donated € 300,000 to the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica to digitize and preserve part of its ancient collection. The library includes Hermetica, alchemy, mysticism, Rosicrucians and Kabbalah - and has been a resource for researching two of his novels, "The Lost Symbol" and "Inferno."

The donation will be dedicated to providing the public with online access to the core collection of 4,600 ancient books in the near future.

“I consider it a great honor to play a role in this important preservation initiative that will make these texts available to the public," said Brown.

Picturae, a company that specializes in making Dutch cultural heritage digitally accessible, will oversee the process, which is expected to be available by the spring of 2017.

For more news and information about this initiative, please visit them on Instagram.

YA edition of The Da Vinci Code available in September

"It is my sincere hope that this adaptation of The Da Vinci Code sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring hidden history and the mysteries of the world we live in."

Thumb3Tall International publishers have announced that a Young Adult adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling book The Da Vinci Code will be released this fall. The original novel was published in 2003 and sold over 82 million copies worldwide. This adaptation will retain the original plot, but feature an abridged version of the story that is geared toward readers aged 13+.

Dan Brown said, "It is my sincere hope that this adaptation of The Da Vinci Code sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring hidden history and the mysteries of the world we live in. My parents were educators, and so it’s no surprise that I have a fascination with history and research. In fact, if I weren’t an author, I’m sure I would be a teacher myself."

Shannon Cullen, publishing director of Penguin Random House Children’s UK, added “The Da Vinci Code is a thrilling, page-turning adventure that we know older teenagers are already reading. We're pleased that our abridged edition is going to enable more young adults to enjoy Dan Brown's international bestseller, which is packed with fascinating historical content and a clever code-breaking mystery.”

The book will be available in the US on September 13th (Random House U.S.) and in the UK (Penguin Random House UK) & the Netherlands (Luitingh Sijthoff) on September 8th. The U.S. edition will be released alongside an audio edition from Listening Library, which is slated to hit shelves shortly before the October 28 theatrical release of the movie, Inferno.

Inferno Teaser Trailer Revealed

"Seek and find." Watch Tom Hanks in the ‪Inferno Movie‬ teaser trailer now.

"Seek and find." We're pleased to share the teaser trailer for the Inferno Movie.

The film hits theaters in the U.S. on October 28th, with an international rollout starting October 12th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

Sony Unveils the First Teaser Trailer for Inferno

Would you pull the switch if it meant saving humanity? The choice is yours.

We're pleased to share a first look at the Inferno Movie. As the trailer asks, "Would you pull the switch if it meant saving humanity? The choice is yours."

To view the full trailer, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

The film hits theaters in the U.S. on October 28th, with an international rollout starting October 12th.

Second Inferno Movie Poster Revealed

"His greatest challenge. Humanity's last hope."

Poster2Tall Sony Pictures has unveiled the second official movie poster for Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation of Inferno! The film premieres this fall and finds Tom Hanks, Brian Grazer, & Ron Howard teaming up with a new international cast of stars to bring this story to life. Felicity Jones will play Dr. Sienna Brooks, Ben Foster will play Bertrand Zobrist, Omar Sy will play Christoph Bruder, and Irrfan Khan will portray 'The Provost.'

The film hits theaters in the U.S. on October 28th, with an international rollout starting October 12th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Official Twitter Page.

Inferno Movie Poster Released

Robert Langdon returns to the big screen this fall in Inferno and we are thrilled to share a first look at the official movie poster!

PosterTall Robert Langdon returns to the big screen this fall in Inferno and we are thrilled to share a first look at the official movie poster! This will be the third adaptation of Dan Brown's international best-selling series by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Tom Hanks, and this time they've teamed up with Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Omar Sy, and Irrfan Khan to bring the story to life.

The film hits theaters in the U.S. on October 28th, with an international rollout starting October 12th.

To stay up to date on the latest Inferno movie news, visit Dan's Facebook Page or the Movie's Twitter Page.

Take a look behind the scenes of Inferno

Moviefone features a collection of photos from the cast and crew of the film

Filming began in April and continued through July, taking the team from Italy to Budapest, Hungary. With production nearly wrapped, the cast and crew of "Inferno" have taken to the web to share a few photos from set.

With release of the film slated for fall of 2016, there's still plenty of work to come. But now we're pleased to share a look behind the scenes of Inferno - with Ron Howard, Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, and Irrfan Khan.

Dan Brown receives the Golden Book Award in Budapest

This award was created to promote reading in Hungary. It enables literature fans to vote for their favorite book and receives over 1 million nominations each year.

Dan joined his Hungarian publisher, Tamas Foldes, in Budapest today, to receive the Golden Book Award.

This award was created to promote reading in Hungary. It enables literature fans to vote for their favorite book and receives over 1 million nominations each year.

This year, Inferno won the International Book category.

To read more about it, click here.
For more information on the Hungarian editions of Dan's novels, visit Gabo Kiadó's website.

Tom Hanks talks Inferno on Letterman

Tom Hanks visited the Late Show & gave a hilarious impression of director Ron Howard filming an intense scene from Inferno.

Tom Hanks visited the Late Show Monday night and gave a hilarious impression of director Ron Howard filming a particularly intense scene from Inferno.

"I'm such a jerk, Dave, because this would be a great moment in the movie, provided no one has seen this bit on your show," Hanks admitted to Letterman. "Rule number one is do not ridicule the movie you are in!"

To read more about it or watch it full thing, visit the Hollywood Reporter.

Production has begun on the film, Inferno

And Ron Howard has been sharing behind the scenes glimpses from set!

Inf_FilmPro_THUMB2 Cameras are rolling in Venice, Italy today. That's because production of Inferno is officially underway. Ron Howard has been sharing behind the scenes glimpses from set. Check them out below!

The film stars an incredible cast, which includes Tom Hanks opposite Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Borgen”), and Ben Foster.

Director Howard said, "I'm so excited to be starting production on our third Robert Langdon film. Audiences everywhere have shown a tremendous appetite for the Robert Langdon adventures and Inferno has all of the intrigue and action they could want."

The film is slated for release on October 14, 2016.

To read more about it, click here.
To see more production photos, check out Ron Howard's Facebook page or click here for news coverage from Venice and here for news from Florence.

First look behind the scenes of INFERNO

Ron Howard releases a sneak peak into the process involved in creating Inferno's opening action sequence at the Badìa Fiorentina.

infpp1_478 The third film installment in the Robert Langdon series, Inferno, will begin production in Florence at the end of April, before it moves to Instanbul and Venice in mid-May.

Ron Howard took to Facebook and posted a series of behind-the scenes photos from pre-production, which shed light on the process involved in creating the opening action sequence. "The foam-core models depict the spire of Badìa Fiorentina, which has historical ties to Dante Alighieri and plays host to a mysterious figure at the beginning of Brown’s novel."

To read more about it, click here.
To follow Ron Howard on Facebook, click here.

Ben Foster has joined the cast of INFERNO

The star of Lone Survivor and The Messenger will join Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation of INFERNO!

Following last month's initial casting announcement, Columbia Pictures has shared the phenomenal news that Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, 3:10 to Yuma) will join Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation of INFERNO!

The film is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April. The project’s executive producers include Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter.

"Coming up, Foster will be playing Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frear’s biopic Icon, starring opposite Chris Prine and Eric Bana in Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours and as part of the ensemble cast of Duncan Jones’ video game adaptation Warcraft." To read full coverage, visit ComingSoon.net.

Cast of Inferno Announced

Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Sony & Columbia Pictures return with Inferno, a film adaptation of the latest Robert Langdon thriller.

DB_CastTHUMB2Sony and Columbia Pictures return with Inferno, a film adaptation of Dan Brown's latest best-selling thriller. Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, with Ron Howard directing. Howard and Brian Grazer will also produce with their Imagine Entertainment.

2015 Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) will co-star as Dr. Sienna Brooks, alongside a a trio of international stars: Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World) as Christoph Bruder, Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life Of Pi) as The Provost, and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey.

Howard said, "For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon's life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he's trying to prevent. Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries – they are phenomenal talents and we can't wait to get started."

Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group added, "We're thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian. Inferno will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and international adventure that audiences expect from a film based on Dan Brown's huge selling Langdon book series. We can't wait to see this character back on the big screen."

Production begins at the end of April in Italy. The film is slated to hit theaters on October 14, 2016.

To read full coverage, visit Deadline Hollywood or The Guardian.

Inferno is the UK's most-borrowed novel

The latest Langdon novel thrills UK library users.

Public Lending Right (PLR), which tracks borrowing from UK libraries, revealed today that Inferno is the #1 most-borrowed novel in the UK!

To learn more, read full the full article at The Guardian UK.

Inferno Tops Dutch List of the Best Books of 2014

Luitingh-Sijthoff named the Illustrated edition of Inferno one of the year's best books!

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Luitingh-Sijthoff named the Illustrated edition of Inferno one of their Best Books of 2014! To find out more about the Dutch edition of Dan's novels, visit Luitingh-Sijthoff's website.

A Holiday Message from Dan

Dan sends his friends and fans a season's greetings from New Hampshire. Click to see the card!

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"To all of my friends around the world — season's greetings from New Hampshire! Happy holidays from Zeus, Father Christmas, and Dan (receiving a Christmas kiss from a four-legged friend)"

Indian Media Covers Dan's Trip

"From his questions for Pope Francis to a script for a Bollywood film, the bestselling author's replies came off like words from one of his action-packed thrillers."

The Times of India, The Mumbai Mirror, and dozens of other Indian newspapers reported on Dan's recent talk at the Penguin Annual Lectures, where he shared his thoughts on some of his favorite topics - codes, secrets, and symbols. As Dan noted, "Regardless of religion, I think we all have that one moment when we look up at the sky and stare up at the universe, and ask, 'What is that?'"

After the talk, Dan answered questions for his fans. Midday wrote, "From his questions for Pope Francis to a script for a Bollywood film, the bestselling author's replies came off like words from one of his action-packed thrillers."

To read the full coverage of the events, visit the links below:
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Dan delivers the Penguin Annual Lecture

"The first time I was in India was when I was 19, and now, here I am. In a strange way, I have come home."

Dan was the keynote speaker at this year's Penguin Annual Lecture in New Delhi and Mumbai. This was the first time in the lecture's history that the event has been organized in two cities. Dan's talk focused on codes, science, and religion and was greeted by an overwhelmingly welcoming reception.

The Times of India wrote, "When Dan Brown walked on stage, everyone in the Siri Fort auditorium here stood up cheering and clapping with a gusto that might have made him feel more like Hollywood star Tom Hanks who played the protagonist in the film based on his best-selling novel 'The Da Vinci Code'.

The 50-year-old American author admitted that he was moved by the generous welcome but much like Robert Langdon, the character Hanks played, was cool and methodical while delivering Penguin's Annual Lecture 2014 on Monday."

"When asked if he in any way resembled Langdon, he said, 'Langdon is the man I wish I could be. But he is braver and more intelligent.'"

To learn more, click here.

The Special Illustrated Edition of Inferno has Arrived

With this stunning special illustrated edition, brought to life by more than 200 breathtaking color images, Dan Brown takes readers deep into the heart of Italy.

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Now, with this stunning special illustrated edition of his record-setting Inferno, brought to life by more than 200 breathtaking color images, Dan Brown takes readers deep into the heart of Italy . . . guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history’s most ominous literary classics.

Pre-Order it today via:
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Dan Brown to attend Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown is to be guest of honor at this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which takes place from November 5-15!

DB_Sharjah "Dan Brown is to be guest of honor at this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which takes place from November 5-15! He will give a talk at a special event at the emirate’s Expo Centre on Thursday, November 6, and sign English language and Arabic editions of his books."

When speaking with The Gulf Today, Dan said "I feel greatly honoured to have so many fans in the Arab World, and I’m very much looking forward to visiting the Sharjah International Book Fair and meeting some of them in person!"

To read more about his upcoming trip, visit Sharjah Book Fair's website click the links below:
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ABC Nabs Digital Fortress for TV Adaption

20th Century Fox and Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment are teaming up with Dan Brown to bring his techno-thriller Digital Fortress to television.

20th Century Fox and Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment are teaming up with Dan Brown to bring his techno-thriller Digital Fortress to TV. The series has landed at ABC with a put pilot commitment.

The pilot is being written by Outlaw Country’s Rachel Abramowitz and Josh Goldin, the latter of which also co-wrote Sam Raimi’s Darkman.

To learn more, click here.

Inferno Tops Spain's Paperback Bestseller List

Thrilled to announce that Planeta's edition of Inferno is the #1 paperback in Spain!

Thrilled to announce that Planeta's edition of INFERNO is the #1 paperback in Spain!

For more information on the Spanish editions of Dan's novels, visit Planeta's Site.

Slovak Readers Vote Inferno Their Book of the Year!

The readers at Martinus.sk, Slovakia's biggest online bookstore, have voted Inferno their Book of the Year!

The readers at Martinus.sk, Slovakia's biggest online bookstore, have voted Inferno their Book of the Year!

To learn more about the Slovak editions of Dan's novels, visit Ikar's website.

Dan Brown Interviewed by NPR at Mark Twain House Benefit

Since science and religion use “two different languages to tell the same story,” Brown said his books are a “quest to fuse those two worlds.”

Publishers Weekly covered Saturday's benefit at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. There, Dan was interviewed by NPR's John Dankosky and signed books for fans. The on-stage conversation covered a range of topics, including Dan's upbringing and his opinions about the convergence of religion and science. "Since science and religion use 'two different languages to tell the same story,' Brown said his books are a 'quest to fuse those two worlds.'"

Proceeds benefited the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford.

To read the full coverage, click here.

Inferno Tops International Bestseller Lists

This past week, Inferno held its spot as the #1 best-selling novel in the US, the UK, and South Africa!

NYTJune2014This past week, Inferno held its spot as the #1 best-selling novel in the US, the UK, and South Africa!

It marks the fifth consecutive week that the latest Robert Langdon thriller has topped UK bestseller lists.

Dan visits WNPR

Dan joined WNPR's John Dankosky for a preview of their conversation this Saturday, June 7th at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. The event is a benefit for The Mark Twain House.

Dan joined WNPR's John Dankosky for a preview of their conversation this Saturday, June 7th at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. The event is a benefit for The Mark Twain House.

To listen to the full interview, click here!

Read Dan's 2nd Facebook Q&A

For one hour, Dan responded to as many inquiries as he could. When Shannon Alice asked him, "How many times have you been to The Louvre?" Dan responded, "Never enough."

Thursday, May 8th - Dan joined his Facebook fans online for a live question and answer session. For one hour, Dan responded to as many inquiries as he could.

Questions ranged from, "How many times have you been to The Louvre?" (A: "Never enough.") to "What motivates you?" (A: Curiosity).

When asked, "Who is your favorite music composer?" Dan responded, "My brother Gregory."

To read the full transcript, visit Facebook

Paperback of Inferno Has Arrived

Just in time for summer, the paperback edition of INFERNO is now available. Come discover why USA Today dubbed it "A blockbuster" and The Washington Post praised that it's "Brown at his best."

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To find out where you can get a copy, click here.

Tune in tomorrow (Wednesday, May 7th) to watch Dan's interview on CBS This Morning.

New scientific evidence further supports the premise of The Da Vinci Code.

A fragment of papyrus containing the first-known reference to a married Jesus Christ has been analyzed by professors at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who declared it an authentic document.

A fragment of papyrus containing the first-known reference to a married Jesus Christ has been analyzed by professors at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who declared it an authentic document. To learn more about it, visit , , and

Dan hosts his first online book signing

Bol.com and DDB Brussels teamed up to offer 25 lucky readers a video chat and digital signing session with Dan Brown.

When Dan visited Amsterdam earlier this year, online retailer Bol.com teamed up with DDB Brussels to host an online book signing in which 25 lucky readers won a video chat and digital signing session with Dan Brown.

The selected participants received a signed copy of INFERNO, with a personal dedication from Dan, and they were given the opportunity to talk with him one-on-one.

To read more about the event, click here.

To see a video of some of the discussions, click below!:

USA Today names Inferno the bestselling book of 2013

For the third time since 2004, Dan Brown has written the best-selling book of the year.

"For the third time since 2004, Dan Brown has written the best-selling book of the year. That's based on data from USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list and a compilation of the top 100 best sellers (based on sales from Dec. 31, 2012-Dec. 29, 2013)."

Dan first appeared on the list in 2004 with his #1 best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code.

To read the full report, click here.

Dan sits down with the BBC's Ros Atkins

"I love writing a villain who does the wrong thing for the right reason."

Dan recently sat down with the BBC's Ros Atkins to discuss music, writing, art, and inspiration.

When asked about the lengths that he and his publishers have to go to avoid prematurely revealing Dan's literary subject matter, Brown responded, "We keep things secret until the last possible moment. And certainly in an age of piracy and also in an age when booksellers and fans are eager to sell a book, we turn it around in a big hurry."

To see the full interview, click below:

Dan Brown will speak at a benefit for the Mark Twain House

The talk will be held at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT on June 7th. Tickets go on sale January 10th!

On Saturday, June 7th, Dan Brown will visit The Bushnell in Hartford, CT to take part in a benefit for The Mark Twain House & Museum. WNPR's John Dankosky will be hosting the conversation in front of a live audience!

Tickets go on sale January 10th, but Mark Twain House & Museum members get first crack at tickets.

For more information on the event, visit The Mark Twain House & Museum's website.

Inferno is #9 on the NYT Bestseller List

In their review, Janet Maslin dubbed it, "Jampacked with tricks…A BOOK-LENGTH SCAVENGER HUNT that Mr. Brown creates so energetically."

Inferno took #9 on this week's New York Times Bestseller List. In their review, Janet Maslin dubbed it, "Jampacked with tricks…A BOOK-LENGTH SCAVENGER HUNT that Mr. Brown creates so energetically."

Have you read the the latest Langdon thriller?

Dan to appear in Kafuka Asagiri's manga Bungō Stray Dogs

When asked to participate, Brown responded, "I've always wanted to be Mangafied."

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Brown himself will have the power of 'Inferno' — the ability to compose a three-line poem that offers a glimpse of 'hell.' The 'hell' is actually a reflection of what the real world would be like, 33 minutes from now, so anyone who can decipher the poem can predict the future. Unfortunately, 'only Brown himself has the historical and religious knowledge to decipher the poems.'"

When the manga's publishing team asked Brown to be a part of their project, he agreed, saying: "I've always wanted to be Mangafied."

Amazon Names Inferno 2013's #1 Bestselling Book

Amazon has announced its bestselling books of 2013 and Inferno claimed the #1 spot on the adult list!

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To read more about it, visit Publishers Weekly.

Japanese Cover Revealed

Kadokawa Shoten has released their stunning new, two-part Japanese edition of Inferno. Check out the covers here!

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For more information about the Japanese editions of Dan's novels, check back with DanBrown.com or visit Kadokawa's website.

Dutch TV's "College Tour" to host Dan

The episode was pre-recorded in the Hall of Fame at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It will air on February 7th.

Dan Brown will appear on the February 7th edition of College Tour, a Dutch television program where students ask a famous guest questions. The episode was pre-recorded at the Hall of Fame in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

To read the full announcement, click here

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N-TV Covers the German Editions of Inferno

"Again, Dan Brown skillfully creates a world of cultural and historical ambiance that is equal parts topical and controversial. This one is well worth reading and listening to!"

N-TV Deutschland covered the new audio edition of Inferno, which is voiced by Wolfgang Pampel, an esteemed theater and voice actor, who is best known for his roles in the German editions of the Indiana Jones films.

Referring to the novel, N-TV praises, "Again, Dan Brown skillfully creates a world of cultural and historical ambiance that is equal parts topical and controversial. This one is well worth reading and listening to!"

To read the full article, visit N-TV Deutschland's website.

Or to watch their video coverage of Dan's recent trip to Germany, click here.

Dan Brown hosted a Reddit AMA

Questions included, "You vs. Stephen King. Hand to hand combat. Who wins?" "Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton?" and "What is your advice to aspiring authors?"

Dan signed onto Reddit today to host an informal chat with his fans. Topics ranged from his novels to his favorite scientists.

One Redditor asked, "You vs. Stephen King. Hand to hand combat. Who wins? And why?"

Dan responded, "King. He has more demons."

To read the full AMA, click here

Dan kicks off the Miami Book Fair International

Dan opened the 30th anniversary celebration of Miami Book Fair International by giving a talk entitled, "An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets.”

Dan opened the 30th anniversary celebration of Miami Book Fair International by giving a talk entitled, "An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets.”

As the Miami Herald put it, "Authors, take note: This is how you keep a big audience laughing and attentive. Be witty, smart and tell funny stories about being a kid. If you can throw in a cool story about finding yourself alone on a movie set with the Mona Lisa and an albino monk, even better."

The evening began with an inaugural ceremony that included performances by the Suite Hispania ensemble and an appearance by the prince and princess of Spain.

Read Facebook's Q&A with Dan Brown

At 2pm on Wednesday, October 30th, Dan signed onto Facebook to host a Question and Answer session with his fans.

DB_FacebookQ&ATHUMB4 At 2pm on Wednesday, October 30th, Dan Brown signed onto Facebook to host a Question & Answer session. Over the course of one hour, fans had a chance to talk candidly to the man behind the mysteries.

When asked, "What [would] you be if you were not a successful writer?" Dan responded, "Without a doubt, I would be a teacher. I believe teaching is the most noble profession on earth."

To read all of Dan's responses, visit Dan's Facebook Page

Dan Brown to Open the Miami Book Fair International

He will be giving a talk about science, religion, book publishing, filmmaking, and a few surprise topics.

An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets

On Sunday, November 17th Dan will be appearing at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida to open the Miami Book Fair International. He will be giving a talk about science, religion, book publishing, filmmaking, and a few surprise topics. Spend an evening with the writer dubbed by the The Wall Street Journal as "The master of the intellectual cliffhanger."

To purchase tickets, visit Miami Book Fair's website.

Time Magazine dubs Dan "The Master of Misdirection"

In their 2013 Special Edition on Secret Societies, Time Magazine dedicates 28 pages to Robert Langdon and the secret societies that influence his world.

MasterCOVERTHUMB1 MasterTHUMB3 In their 2013 Special Edition on Secret Societies (Decoding the Myths and Facts of History's Most Mysterious Organizations), Time Magazine dedicates 28 pages to Robert Langdon and the secret societies that influence his world.

"In illuminating detail, the editors of "Time" illustrate the history and background of the most secretive and obscure organizations...Readers who enjoyed The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol and Inferno want to know, are Dan Brown's novels rooted in reality or are they primarily fiction? Books on this subject have been flying off the shelves to help readers demystify the secrets and legends of these organizations. In Time's book 'Secret Societies', the editors will train a spotlight on the underground groups of Brown's novels and many more, separating fact from fiction and rumour from reality, revealing the most fascinating and influential secret organizations in history."

Dan Brown visits Angels & Demons film screening

Monday night, Dan Brown surprised moviegoers attending a screening of Angels & Demons at Prescott Park by giving an on-stage interview before the show.

Monday night, Dan Brown surprised moviegoers attending a screening of Angels & Demons at Prescott Park by giving an on-stage interview before the show. The appearance included a 10-minute slideshow that provided a behind-the-scenes look at the productions of "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons."

PrescottParkTHUMB2c The author noted, "I believe science and religion are two different languages trying to tell the same story," Brown said. "The further you go in life and have your own personal spiritual experiences, I think we all come to realize the picture out there is bigger than we imagined."

Dan capped off the evening with another cliffhanger - he's currently in pre-production meetings for "Inferno" the movie.

Sony Announces Inferno - The Movie

Imagine is on board to produce, Tom Hanks will star, Ron Howard will direct, and David Koepp will pen the script.

"Dan Brown’s latest novel, Inferno, is headed toward the big screen, with Sony Pictures slotting a Dec. 18, 2015, release for what will be the third feature film about Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon." Imagine is on board to produce, Tom Hanks will star, Ron Howard will direct, and David Koepp will pen the script.

For more information about the film adaptation of Dan's novels, visit here

Bazar Forlag reveals press photos from Florence

Set in the locations featured throughout Inferno, the resulting images evoke the rich history and heritage of the city that plays such a significant role in the latest Robert Langdon thriller.

BazarForlagPic2b In June, Bazar Forlag and photographer Claudio Sforza met Dan in Florence for a photo shoot. Set in the locations featured throughout Inferno, the resulting images evoke the rich history and heritage of the city that plays such a significant role in the latest Robert Langdon thriller.

New Swedish Book Trailer for Inferno

A stunning promo for Inferno from Sweden's Albert Bonniers Publishing.

Albert Bonnier Publishing has released a sharp trailer for the latest Robert Langdon thriller, Inferno.

To learn more about the Swedish edition of Inferno, visit Albert Bonniers website.

The New Yorker pokes fun at the NSA's summer reading list

With a set-up so cryptic, it reminds us of Digital Fortress.

The New Yorker's Paul Noth imagined what's on the NSA's summer reading list - in a callback to Dan's first novel.

Have you read Digital Fortress?

Dan Brown: By the Book

The New York Times sits down with Dan to talk about his favorite books, characters, and writers throughout literature.

"For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world. Thrillers like “Coma,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Firm” all captivated me by providing glimpses into realms about which I knew very little — medical science, submarine technology and the law. To my taste, a great thriller must also contain at its core a thought-provoking ethical debate or moral dilemma." To read more of Dan's answers to these and other questions - such as "What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?" and "If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be?" - pick up a hard copy of The New York Times this Sunday or click here.

HuffPo offers "9 Reasons Why Dan Brown is One of the Most Important (Living) Authors"

"...what Brown does in a way that appeals to millions of people around the world is tell stories that remind us there's more to the world than meets the eye."

Huffington Post's Gary Jansen asserts 9 reasons why Dan Brown makes a difference in the world. He writes, "what Brown does in a way that appeals to millions of people around the world is tell stories that remind us there's more to the world than meets the eye. His books--filled with history, intrigue, secret codes, and symbols embedded in paintings, books, churches, monuments, and government buildings--suggest that the things we take for granted are imbued with hidden meaning. A painting may not just be a painting...and the façade on a building may be more than a simple decoration."

To read the full article, click here.

Dan returns to Water Street to sign books for his hometown fans

After completing his European book tour, Dan paid a visit to the Water Street Bookstore to sign copies of Inferno for local readers.

WaterStreetTHUMB3 After completing a wonderful European book tour, Dan celebrated with fans from his hometown at a signing at the Water Street Bookstore.

To read more about the event and fans' reaction, click here.

Inferno Tops Best Seller Lists

USA Today called it, "As close as a book can come to a summertime cinematic blockbuster...Brown builds up Langdon's supporting cast, which is the strongest yet."

bestseller_intTHUMB For the second week in a row, Inferno topped international best seller lists, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Nielsen BookScan.

USA Today called it, "As close as a book can come to a summertime cinematic blockbuster...Brown builds up Langdon's supporting cast, which is the strongest yet."

For more information on how you can get your copy today, please click here.

Boston Globe praises Inferno

"Brown gives us lots of history and culture…but he puts the story first. Inferno is the kind of satisfying escapist read that summers were made for."

The Boston Globe's Chuck Leddy writes, "Brown gives us lots of history and culture…but he puts the story first. Inferno is the kind of satisfying escapist read that summers were made for."

To read the full review, click here.

Inferno debuts at #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List

"Jampacked with tricks…A BOOK-LENGTH SCAVENGER HUNT that Mr. Brown creates so energetically." - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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Inferno debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List! In her review, Janet Maslin dubbed it, "Jampacked with tricks…A BOOK-LENGTH SCAVENGER HUNT that Mr. Brown creates so energetically."

A special thanks to all of the fans who made this possible!

Dan visits Charlie Rose

Dan stopped by Charlie Rose to discuss storytelling, the Robert Langdon films, and Inferno.

Dan stopped by Charlie Rose to discuss storytelling, the Robert Langdon films, and Inferno.

"Location is a character in these books. I love art. I love architecture. My hero loves art and architecture. And part of this chase, really in all of my books, is a chase through a landscape. Langdon is one of these characters who, while he's on the run, if he passes a Caravaggio, he's probably going to have a thought about it."

To watch the full interview, click here.

Dan visits NPR's Weekend Edition

Dan discusses the joys of research and the lengths to which he must go to keep inquiring parties off the trail of his next novel.

Dan stopped by NPR's Weekend Edition to talk with Scott Simon about the joys of research, why he writes novels, and how he creates such sinister characters. Dan said, "In any novel, you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against ... I find the most interesting villains [are] those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons — either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong."

To hear more, visit NPR by clicking here.

Dan takes 10 questions from Time Magazine

Dan sits down with Time's Belinda Luscombe to discuss Inferno, transhumanism, and Damien Hirst.

Dan sits down with Time's Belinda Luscombe to discuss Inferno, transhumanism, and Damien Hirst. To read the full article, please click here.

WSJ Reveals "Dan Brown's Secret to Keeping Secrets"

The Wall Street Journal's Alexandra Alter joins Lunch Break to discuss details from her interview with Dan.

The Wall Street Journal's Alexandra Alter joins Lunch Break to discuss details from her interview with Dan. They review research for Inferno and the great lengths Dan must go to to keep copycats and spoilers off his trail.

To read the full article, please click here.

People Magazine Goes Inside Langdonia

People Magazine took a first-hand look at Dan Brown's home, touring the secret passages, mysterious symbols, and expansive library that make up what Dan calls his "Fortress of Gratitude."

Here People Magazine took a first-hand look at Dan Brown's home, touring the secret passages, mysterious symbols, and expansive library that make up what Dan calls his "Fortress of Gratitude."

Describing the house, editor and friend Jason Kaufman says, "It's like stepping into the pages of a Dan Brown novel."

To read the full article, click here.

Guardian UK Praises Inferno

"Brown's prose style retains its much-loved originality...The pages fly by."

The Guardian UK takes a first look at Inferno. According to writer Steven Poole, "Brown's prose style retains its much-loved originality, and the story is engineered with miraculous efficiency, a tasty cocktail of high culture and low thrills. The pages fly by. Only lunatics would begrudge the blockbusting bard's determination to popularise great Italian poetry."

To read the full review, please click here

The New York Times Raves about Inferno

“Inferno picks three of the world’s most strategically significant, antiquity-rich cities as its settings, and Langdon makes a splendid tour guide and art critic throughout."

Janet Maslin of The New York Times has reviewed Inferno and dubbed it, "jampacked with tricks...Inferno picks three of the world’s most strategically significant, antiquity-rich cities as its settings, and Langdon makes a splendid tour guide and art critic throughout."

To read the full review, please click here.

The Guardian connects Inferno to Florentine Tourism

As a leading Dante expert put it, "Dante really wants us to find hidden meanings in his work. He had a great sense of humour and was deliberately vague to encourage mysteries. He would have loved Dan Brown."

In a recent article entitled, "Dan Brown's Inferno: Florence hopes for a tourism miracle," The Guardian UK discussed the connections between Dan Brown's new novel and a rise in pilgrimages to Florence.

The article describes widespread enthusiasm for the resurgence in popularity that Dante Alighieri's work is experiencing. As Paola Allegretti, one of Italy's Dante Society experts put it, "Dante really wants us to find hidden meanings in his work. He had a great sense of humour and was deliberately vague to encourage mysteries. He would have loved Dan Brown."

To read the full article, please click here.

NY Magazine features Inferno & "The Nine Circles of Dan Brown"

The May 6th edition of New York Magazine features a new article on Inferno, discussing facts, quotes, and thoughts about Dan's new novel.

The May 6th edition of New York Magazine features a new article on Inferno, discussing facts, quotes, and thoughts about Dan's new novel. For full coverage, please click here.

Vulture simultaneously published an online companion piece, which is available here.

Wall Street Journal reports on Inferno

Two articles appeared in the April 15th edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Two articles appeared in the April 15th edition of The Wall Street Journal. Literary Showdown Ahead is a cover story and industry profile regarding two of this springs most hotly-anticipated novels.

The second piece, Publisher Reveals Clue in Release Date of Dan Brown's 'Inferno', discusses the significance of Inferno's publication date. Doubleday senior vice president Suzanne Herz is quoted, “It is written 5-14-13, which read backwards 3.1415 – the value of pi.”

Doubleday is publishing Mr. Brown's "Inferno" May 14, with a four million hardcover print run for North America.

Le Point Magazine Features INFERNO

The March 21st edition of France's Le Point Magazine features a terrific article about Dan's upcoming novel, INFERNO - due out on May 14th via JC Lattes.

LePointBig1 The March 21st edition of France's Le Point Magazine features a terrific article about Dan's upcoming novel, INFERNO - due out on May 14th via JC Lattes.

To read the full article, click here.

For more information about the French edition of INFERNO, please check back with DanBrown.com or visit the publisher's website.

An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets

Dan Brown to speak at Lincoln Center in NYC on May 15, 2013

DB_Speaking_newsDoubleday announces today that Dan Brown will speak at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on May 15 at 7:30 pm. His talk, entitled “An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets,” will be his only U.S. appearance, and Doubleday is providing a live stream to bookstores and libraries across the country. To date, 150 outlets have signed on to share the event with their communities.

Tickets go on-sale today through the Lincoln Center Box office.

10 Years Later… Still Full of Mystery: The Da Vinci Code

The 10th Anniversary of The Da Vinci Code

dvcThe 10th Anniversary of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

From March 17th-24th, US and Canadian readers were invited to download a free e-book of the Da Vinci Code, which included the prologue to Inferno. This promotion has concluded.

Readers worldwide can still download a free sneak peek of INFERNO, Dan Brown's next Robert Langdon thriller – on sale May 14th, 2013. Click Here