Know Your Favourite Author: Dan Brown

Dan Brown is an internationally bestselling author, best known for writing The Da Vinci Code. He was born on June 22, 1964, in Exeter, New Hampshire, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy, where he wrote his first short story. After graduating from Amherst College in 1986, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a music career.

Brown’s first published novel, Digital Fortress, was released in 1998 and became a bestseller. He gained even more fame and recognition with the 2003 release of his novel The Da Vinci Code, which sold more than 80 million copies and was made into a major motion picture.

In addition to The Da Vinci Code, Brown’s other popular works include Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol, Inferno, and Origin. Brown’s books have been published in 56 languages, and have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.

Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2005 by Time Magazine. Sidney Sheldon played a vital big role in Dan Brown to write thrillers as Sheldon’s The Doomsday Conspiracy inspired him to write.

The author gets up at 4 am every day to write. He has appeared on numerous television programs and his works have been the subject of several documentaries.