Ken Follett is one of the world's best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett's first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989 The Pillars of the Earth was published, and has since become the author's most successful novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah's Book Club pick. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors.
Praise for the novels of Ken Follett
"Great entertainment." --The Baltimore Sun "Gripping."
--The New York Times "Follett really knows how to tell a story."
--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Follett is a master of
crafty plot and incredible detail." --Time "The man tells a
story so well. . . . Follett can make things glow with some
beautifully written episodes." --St. Louis
"Follett is a master." --The Washington Post "Few authors deliver as consistently as Follett." --Pittsburgh Press "A major talent." --Booklist