Dan Brown was born on 22nd June, 1964 and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire. His Mother Constance was a professional musician, playing organ at church. Browns''s father, Richard G. Brown was a prominent Mathematics teacher, writing textbooks and teaching high school mathematics at Phillips Exeter Acaddemy. After graduating from Phillips Exeter in 11982 Brown attended Amherst College, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Brown graduated from Amherst with a double major in Spanish and English in 1986, and then he turned to music, creating effects with synthesizer, and self-produing a hildren''s cassette entitled Synth Animals which included a collection of tracks such as Happy frogs and suzuki elephants He then formed his own record company called Dalliance. In 1991, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter and pianist.
In 1996, he wrote his first novel, DIGITAL FORTRESS, which became a national bestseller. Set within the clandestine National Security Agency (for short NSA), the novel spins a yarn between civilian cyber policy and national security,and classified technology.
Brown''s techno thriller, DECEPTION POINT, centered on similar issues of morality in Politics, national security,and classified technology.
Being the son of a Presidential Award winning Maths Professor and of a professional sacred musician, Dan has been endowed by religious ,ethical, sceptial,as well as scientific mentality which reflects in his works. HIS other works Which are more appraised are ANGELS & DEMONS - a science vs. religion thriller set whitin physics lab and Vatican City.
In 2006, Brown''s novel THE DA VINCI CODE was released as a film by columbia Pictures. ONe of his sonngs, "phiano", which Brown wrote and performed, was listed as part of the film''s soundtrack.
his latest novel THE SOLOMON KEY is to be published in 2007.DANFACTS:
The fictional Langdon''s alama mater is Phillips Exter Academy, the same school that Brown attended.
Characters in Brown''s are often named after real people in his life. Robert Langdon, the artist is named after John Langdon, the artist who created the ambigrams used for ANGELS & DEMONS CD and novels. Camerlingo Carlo Ventresca is named after his friend Carla Ventresca. Robert Langdon''s editor Jonas Faukman is named after Brown''s real life editor Jason Kaufman.
He also has taken a fictional character Nicholas Flamel from another bestseller book Harry Potter.Nicholas Flamel has been mentioned in The DA VINCI CODE as on of the head cenechaux. Brown writes in his loft often getting up at 4 a.m. to work. he keeps an antique hourglass on his desk to remind himself to take breaks. Brown has told fans that he uses inversion therapy to help with writer''s block. he uses gravity boots and says,"hanging upside down seems to help me solve plot challanges by shifting my entire perspective."
Whatever people sey after reading his works, about the genious minds of Leonardo Da Vinci, and Bernini but in my opinion it is Brown who has showed us their hidden genious. So Dan Brown is no less.