Author of the bestselling suspense novel The Da Vinci Code. His other popular works include Angels & Demons and The Lost Symbol.
He spent hours as a young boy working on anagrams and crosswords; his fascination with games and puzzles inspired the style and themes of his writing. He graduated from Amherst College in 1986 and briefly pursued a career as a pop singer and songwriter.
Actor Tom Hanks starred in the 2006 film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code. Both the book and the film stirred religious controversy upon their release.
He and his two siblings were born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, where their father worked as a private school mathematics teacher and their mother served as a church organist. He married Blythe Newlon in 1997. They have one son named David.
Brown has cited William Shakespeare as one of his influences.