Brown in 2015
|Born||Daniel Gerhard Brown|
June 22, 1964
|Genre||Thriller, adventure, mystery, conspiracy|
|Spouse||Blythe Newlon (m. 1997)|
Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of
Brown's novels that feature the lead character, Langdon, also include historical themes and
Dan Gerhard Brown was born on June 22, 1964 in
"I was raised Episcopalian, and I was very religious as a kid. Then, in eighth or ninth grade, I studied astronomy, cosmology, and the origins of the universe. I remember saying to a minister, 'I don't get it. I read a book that said there was an explosion known as the Big Bang, but here it says God created heaven and Earth and the animals in seven days. Which is right?' Unfortunately, the response I got was, 'Nice boys don't ask that question.' A light went off, and I said, 'The Bible doesn't make sense. Science makes much more sense to me.' And I just gravitated away from religion.
When asked in the same interview about his then-current religious views, Brown replied:
The irony is that I've really come full circle. The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The further you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, 'Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.'"
Brown's interest in secrets and puzzles stems from their presence in his household as a child, where codes and
After graduating from Phillips Exeter, Brown attended