International Bestselling Author
Named One of Time’s Most Influential People
Novels ‘The Da Vinci Code’ & ‘ Angels and Demons’Have Been Adapted into the Hit Films
Dan Brown Speaker Profile:
Dan Brown is an American author of thriller fiction, most notably the novels “Angels & Demons” (2000), “The Da Vinci Code” (2003), and “Inferno” (2013). Brown’s novels are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour period and feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories. Brown’s novels are published in 56 languages around the world with over 200 million copies in print. Three of them, Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), and Inferno (2013), have been adapted into films.
After graduating from Amherst, Brown dabbled with a musical career, creating effects with a synthesizer, and self-producing a children’s cassette entitled “SynthAnimals”. He then formed his own record company called Dalliance, and in 1990 self-published a CD entitled “Perspective.” In 1991 he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career as singer-songwriter and pianist where he opened the National Academy of Songwriters, and participated in many of its events. In 1994 Brown released a CD titled Angels & Demons. Its artwork was the same ambigram by artist John Langdon which he later used for the novel Angels & Demons. He and his wife moved to his hometown of Exeter, New Hampshire, where Brown became an English teacher at his alma mater Phillips Exeter, and gave Spanish classes to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Lincoln Akerman School, a small school for K–8th grade with about 250 students, in Hampton Falls.
In 1996 Brown quit teaching to become a full-time writer. His first three novels had little success, with fewer than 10,000 copies in each of their first printings. His fourth novel, The Da Vinci Code, became a bestseller, going to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list during its first week of release in 2003. It is one of the most popular books of all time, with more than 81 million copies sold worldwide. Its success has helped push sales of Brown’s earlier books
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.”
In early 2004, The Da Vinci Code became the all-time best–selling work of fiction in hardcover, with sales of 6.2 million and nudging out the previous record–holder for hardcover fiction.
Dan’s most recent book, “Origin” (2017) is the 5th in the famous Robert Langdon series.
For availability and speaker fees, please contact Dan Brown’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.
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