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The #1 New York Times bestseller.

“Jampacked with tricks…A BOOK-LENGTH SCAVENGER HUNT that Mr. Brown creates so energetically.”- Janet Maslin, The New York Times“FAST, CLEVER, WELL-INFORMED…DAN BROWN IS THE MASTER OF THE INTELLECTUAL CLIFFHANGER.”- The Wall Street Journal

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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 52 languages around the world with 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.

Brown is currently at work on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film version of his most recent novel.


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In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

The Lost Symbol

Fact: In 1991, a document was locked in the safe of the director of the CIA. The document is still there today.

The Da Vinci Code

The Greatest Conspiracy of the past 2000 years is about to unravel...

Angels & Demons

The Illuminati has surfaced to carry out its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy... the Catholic Church.

Deception Point

A bold deception threatens to plunge the world into controversy.

Digital Fortress

The NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, sending shock waves through the corridors of power.

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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

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!

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.

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.

Thumb2With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown has become an international bestselling sensation, seamlessly fusing codes, symbols, art, and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of readers around the world.

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:
Random House
Barnes & Noble
Powell's Books

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:
The Gulf News's Announcement
The Gulf Today's Interview with Dan
The National's report about Dan's upcoming visit

To purchase copies of the Arabic language editions of Dan's novels, visit ASP Books.

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.

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BBC interviews Dan

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



Japanese Promotional Video for Inferno

To celebrate their book launch, Kadokawa Shoten created this video with comments from Masahiko Tsugawa, Aramata Hiroshi, & translator Echizen Satoshi Wataru.



Stunning new Polish trailer for Inferno

Sonia Draga has released their gorgeous new trailer for the latest Robert Langdon thriller


VIDEO: Czech Book Trailer lights up the internet

To coincide with the release of the Czech edition of Inferno, Argo released a striking trailer for the latest Robert Langdon thriller.


VIDEO: Turkish Book Trailer for Inferno

Altin Kitaplar releases the hot new teaser for the latest Robert Langdon thriller.


VIDEO: Norway's TV2 interviews Dan

"It's actually very, very moving for me. You realize that, on these very cobblestones walked Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci...It's like living in your book for real."

VIDEO: Dan sits down with Nieuwsuur NL

Dutch news outlet Nieuwsuur interviews Dan regarding Florence, the Robert Langdon films, and Inferno!

VIDEO: German Trailer for Inferno

Bastei Luebbe's stunning book trailer for the latest Robert Langdon thriller!

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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.
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.

The DaVinci 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.
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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