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Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013), and Origin (2017). His novels are treasure hunts that usually take place over a period of 24 hours. They feature recurring themes of cryptography, art, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 57 languages and, as of 2012, have sold over 200 million copies. Three of them, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and Inferno, have been adapted into films, while one of them, The Lost Symbol, was adapted into a television show.
|Born||Daniel Gerhard Brown|
(1964-06-22) June 22, 1964 (age 58)
Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Alma mater||Amherst College|
|Genre||Thriller, adventure, mystery, conspiracy|
|Notable works||Digital Fortress|
Angels & Demons
The Da Vinci Code
The Lost Symbol
(m. 1997; div. 2019)
|Relatives||Gregory W. Brown (brother)|
The Robert Langdon novels are deeply engaged with Christian themes and historical fiction, and have generated controversy as a result. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian and he is on a "constant spiritual journey" himself. He states that his book The Da Vinci Code is "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith."