Daniel Gerhard Brown was born on June 22, 1964, Exeter, New Hampshire, United State. He is an American author most well-known for his thriller novels including Robert Langdon stories, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno and Origin. Brown attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a prep school where his father was a math teacher and graduated from Amherst Massachusetts College in 1986. He then moved to California to pursue a career as a songwriter. Although he had a very little success in the music industry however, in 1990, he wrote his first book called 187 Men to Avoid, followed by a dating survival guide for women published in 1995.
In 1993, Brown Joined the faculty at Exeter as an English and creative-writing teacher. Years later, the U.S. Secret Service visited the school to investigate who had written an email in which they joked about killing the president. The incident sparked Brown’s interest in covert intelligence agencies, which formed the basis of his first novel Digital Fortress in 1998. His book was centered on clandestine organisations code-breaking, and the novel became a model for Brown’s later works and introduced Robert Langdon a Harvard professor of symbology in 2001.
Deception Point was introduced in 2001 after his third novel, and Brown later returned to Langdon with The Da Vinci Code, a thriller that centers on art history and Christianity’s origins. The Da Vinci Code proved immensely popular with readers in 2009, with more than 80 million copies and 40 other languages sold worldwide. In 2004, all four of his novels appeared simultaneously on the New York Times best-sellers lists. Brown continued the adventures of his tweedy protagonist in the Lost Symbol in 2009, which centers on Freemasons and Inferno in 2013.