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Dan Brown is the author of the mystery novels starring Robert Langdon that include Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and others. Actor Tom Hanks has been playing the character in films based on the novels. Here is the latest Dan Brown news on Writers Write:

  • Forbes Releases 2016 List of Highest Earning Authors (2016-08-03): James Patterson tops the list of the highest earning authors for 2016 with pre-tax earnings of $95 million.

  • Dan Brown Pays to Digitize Rare Mystical Texts at Ritman Library (2016-06-23): Dan Brown has donated $340,000 to help the Ritman Library in Amsterdam digitize its core texts on mysticism, Hermetica and Kabbala. The texts will be available online.

  • Dan Brown Talks Inferno With Stephen Colbert (2013-05-21): Dan Brown discusses his book Inferno on The Colbert Report. Stephen makes anagrams out of Dan's name.

  • Translators Working on Dan Brown's Inferno Kept Locked in Publisher's High-Security Basement for Days (2013-05-10): Translators working on translating Dan Brown's Inferno into multiple languages were kept locked in the basement of for several days. They were watched by armed guards.

  • Dan Brown's Next Book is Based on Dante's Inferno, Will Be Released in May, 2013 (2013-01-15): Doubleday announced that Dan Brown's next novel, Inferno, is scheduled for a May 2013 release. It is set in Italy.

  • Dan Brown Sets Ebook Sales Record for Random House (2009-11-18): Dan Brown has sold hundreds of thousands of ebooks in a single week.

  • Jodi Picoult Blasts Dan Brown's Writing Skills (2009-05-11): Author Jodi Picoult is very critical of Dan Brown's writing skills and says The Da Vinci Code is poorly written.

  • How Ron Howard Got Around the Vatican's Ban (2009-04-27): Just the mention of Dan Brown's name was enough for the Vatican to ban Ron Howard from filming at any of Rome's churches for the film version of Angels and Demons.

  • Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol Gets Release Date (2009-04-20): Doubleday announced today that the sequel to The Da Vinci Code will be released on September 15, 2009.

  • Vatican Still Angry at Dan Brown (2008-06-16): The Vatican is still quite peeved with Dan Brown.

  • Seth Mnookin: the New Captain Ahab? (2006-06-07): He's won every court case brought against him.

  • In Ceccano, Italy, The Da Vinci Code is Burning (2006-05-24): A copy of The Da Vinci Code was burned in Ceccano, Italy by two council members. Other townspeople through rotten tomatoes at the council members.

  • First American Review For Da Vinci Code: Yes, It's Good (2006-05-17): One of the first reviews for The Da Vinci Code is in from Roger Friedman for Fox News.

  • Akiva Goldsman And The Da Vinci Code (2006-05-16): There is lots of focus on Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman's screenplay for The Da Vinci Code.

  • Dan Brown: It's Not My Job To Debate (2006-04-25): As the hysteria mounts in the weeks before the release of The Da Vinci Code film, Dan Brown says that it's not his job to weigh in on the debate.

  • Dan Brown Back To Writing (2006-04-22): Now that he's not spending all his time being grilled by aggressive British barristers in a baseless lawsuit, Dan Brown is finally getting back to work on the sequel to The Da Vinci Code.

  • Dan Brown is Vindicated, Plaintiffs Face Gargantuan Legal Bill (2006-04-07): The British judge handed down his verdict in the Da Vinci Code copyright case and ruling in favor of Random House and Dan Brown.

  • How the Da Vinci Code Trial Ruling Will Affect Writers (2006-03-27): Lisa Rogak of The Houston Chronicle explores the implications for writers if the court rules against Random House in the Dan Brown/Da Vinci Code plagiarism trial.

  • Statisticians Baffled by Da Vinci Code's Success (2005-12-30): British statisticians are simply dumbfounded by the incredible success of the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

  • British Authors Sue Random House For Theft of Ideas (2005-10-24): Dan Brown's lawyers are having a very good year.