Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including
the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. He is a graduate of Amherst
College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher
before turning his efforts fully to writing.
In 1996, Dans interest in code-breaking and covert government
agencies led him to write his first novel, Digital Fortress, which quickly
became a #1 national bestselling eBook. Set within the clandestine National
Security Agency, the novel explores the fine line between civilian privacy and
national security. Browns follow-up techno-thriller, Deception Point,
centered on similar issues of morality in politics, national security, and
The son of a Presidential Award winning math professor and of a
professional sacred musician, Brown grew up surrounded by the paradoxical
philosophies of science and religion. These complementary perspectives served as
inspiration for his acclaimed novel Angels & Demonsa science vs.
religion thriller set within a Swiss physics lab and Vatican City, which was
followed by the runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code.
Dans wife Blythe - an art historian and painter - collaborates on his
research and accompanies him on his frequent research trips.
In its first week on sale,
The Da Vinci Code achieved
unprecedented success when it debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller
list, simultaneously topping bestseller lists at The Wall Street Journal,
Publishers Weekly, and San Francisco Chronicle. Later, the book went on to hit
#1 on virtually every major national bestseller list. Dan Brown's novels have
been translated and published around the world.
Dan Brown is also the author of The Lost Symbol, which was published in 2009.
This biography was last updated on 08/10/2011.
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