Ken Follett, a renowned British author, is celebrated for his enthralling historical novels and thriller books which have earned him global recognition and commercial success over the course of his four-decade career. Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, Follett’s interest in literature was stimulated at an early age, leading him to study philosophy at University College London. After completing his degree, he delved into journalism before plunging himself into the world of publishing, where he found his true calling.
Follett sprang to prominence with the publication of his extraordinary novel, 'The Eye of the Needle', in 1978, which catapulted him into the bestseller list and won him the prestigious Edgar Award. His other notable works include the 'Kingsbridge Series' and the 'Century Trilogy', with each book masterfully interweaving history and fiction in a compelling narrative. Ken's literary prowess and ability to deeply engage his readers have seen his books translated into more than 30 languages and sold over 160 million copies worldwide.
Despite his illustrious career, Follett has remained modest and genuinely passionate about writing. His dedication to his craft is evident in his richly detailed narratives that transport readers back in time, providing a window into different historical epochs. His legacy in literature continues to inspire future generations of authors, with his work bridging both the commercial and literary world, cementing his status as one of the most respected contemporary authors of our time.