Dan Brown's New Novel, Inferno, to be Published by Doubleday on May 14th

Dan Brown's New Novel, Inferno, to be Published by Doubleday on May 14th 
NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Dan Brown, author of the #1 international 
blockbusters The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code, recently completed work on 
a new novel, Inferno, that will be published by Doubleday in the U.S. and 
Canada on May 14(th). The announcement was made today by Sonny Mehta, 
Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 
Inferno, featuring the return of renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, 
is set in Italy and centers on one of history's most enduring and mysterious 
literary masterpieces, Dante's Inferno. The book will have a first printing of 
four million copies. It will be published simultaneously in the U.S. and 
Canada and also be available as a Random House Audio and ebook. 
"Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, 
while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring 
influence of Dante's work on the modern world," said Brown. "With this new 
novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious 
realm…a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways." 
"Dan Brown is a masterful storyteller" said Mehta, "his ability to fuse codes 
with well-researched history has helped to make his novels some of the most 
popular works of all time. With Inferno, Dan has taken a literary classic 
and animated it in a way that only he can." 
Brown's longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at 
Doubleday said, "When we turn the first page of a new Dan Brown novel, we step 
into a world that seamlessly infuses fascinating history, art, symbols and 
puzzles. This is Dan's unique ability. In Inferno, we have the added 
excitement of following Robert Langdon back to the heart of Europe, where he 
becomes entwined in a mystery that has global ramifications…tied to the 
ominous and truly mesmerizing details of Dante's masterful work." 
The Da Vinci Code, published by Doubleday on March 18, 2003, spent 144 weeks 
on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list, 54 of them at 
#1—the position at which it debuted. The novel has been translated into 51 
languages. The Da Vinci Code is the bestselling adult hardcover of all time 
with 81 million copies in print worldwide. It is also one of the top ten 
most read books in the world along with The Bible, Harry Potter and Gone with 
the Wind. 
The Lost Symbol was a #1 international bestseller with 30 million copies in 
print worldwide. It was translated in into 48 languages. 
Following the publication of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's earlier novels, 
Digital Fortress, Deception Point and Angels and Demons have all gone on to 
become multi-million copy international bestsellers. 
Inferno will be published in the U.K. on May 14(th) by Transworld Publishers, 
a division of The Random House Group who has published all of Brown's novels. 
Dan Brown is represented by Heide Lange at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 
Doubleday is an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of 
Random House, Inc. whose parent company is Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGAaA For more 
information about Doubleday please visit our website at 
http://www.doubleday.com. For more information about Dan Brown please visit 
Suzanne Herz, Senior Vice President, Publishing 212-782-9786 
SOURCE: Random House of Canada Limited 
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