Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including the worldwide number one, THE DA VINCI CODE — one of the best selling novels of all time. His four novels were in the Sunday Times bestsellers list for a whole year and were the top four bestselling novels of 2005. They have been translated and published in more than 40 languages around the world.
Dan 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, his interest in code-breaking and covert government agencies led him to write his first novel, DIGITAL FORTRESS, which quickly became a number one bestselling eBook. Set within the clandestine National Security Agency, the novel explores the fine line between civilian privacy and national security. Dan Brown’s follow-up techno-thriller, DECEPTION POINT, centred on similar issues of morality in politics, national security, and classified technology.
The son of a Presidential Award winning math professor and of a professional sacred musician, Dan grew up surrounded by the paradoxical philosophies of science and religion. These complementary perspectives served as inspiration for his acclaimed novel ANGELS & DEMONS — a science vs. religion thriller set within a Swiss physics lab and Vatican City.
Dan Brown’s wife Blythe — an art historian and painter — collaborates on his research and accompanies him on his frequent research trips, including to Paris, where they spent time in the Louvre for his thriller, THE DA VINCI CODE.