Author of The Da Vinci Code
Written by Dan Brown, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ is an international sensation that took the literary world by storm. The novel amalgamates art, history, religion and conspiracy theories into a great adventure in the life of Professor Robert Langdon.
Born on June 22, 1964, Dan Brown is one of the most successful writers in the thriller genre. His book ‘The Da Vinci Code’ became a global phenomenon since it was published in 2003 and sold millions of copies all around the world.
The story revolves around Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, who is called to investigate the murder of Jacques Saunière, the curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris. However, the protagonist discovers Saunière was involved in a secret society that protects the Holy Grail while his own life is in danger.
Though the novel is a work of fiction, it talks about many historical and religious references that sparked controversy and debate. Dan Brown’s interpretation of the role of Mary Magdalene in Christianity drew criticism from some religious leaders and scholars.
Dan Brown is a master storyteller and his ‘The Da Vinci Code is a landmark book in the thriller and historical fiction genre. The novel’s success also produced a movie adaptation starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and directed by Ron Howard.