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 Winter of the World
"Gripping . . . powerful." --The New York Times "Some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today." --The Seattle Times "A consistently compelling portrait of a world in crisis." --The Washington Post "Masterfully sweeping. . . . Political intrigue, amorous episodes, suspense, and drama. History comes to life." --The Louisville Courier-Journal "[Follett] is so good at plotting a story, even one that takes on such a complex topic such as the World War II era. That's what makes Winter of the World so hard to put down. You want to know what happens next." --The Associated Press "An entertaining historical soap opera." --Kirkus Reviews "The man tells a story so well. . . . Follett can make things glow with some beautifully written episodes." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Clips along at a brisk pace. . . [Follett] knows how to keep the pages turning and how to make the reader feel a kinship with the characters' struggles. . . . No matter the ultimate destination, readers can expect to savor the journey." --The Christian Science Monitor