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Brown to visit Dublin and London

Novelist Dan Brown will make his first author visit to the UK in May, as part of a European tour to publicise Inferno.

Brown will be in the US for the launch of his latest Robert Langdon thriller on 14th May. However he will fly from there to the Dublin Writers Festival, for "An Evening with Dan Brown" at Dublin's National Concert Hall on Monday 20th May.

Thereafter he will travel to London for what Transworld publicist Alison Barrow described as a "fleeting" visit of "a few days". His London events are still "under discussion", she said.

"It is our ambition, with his full approval, for him to meet as many readers as possible, as it's the first time he's had the opportunity," Barrow added. "There will be a very traditional PR campaign, with national media coverage and public events; Dan will be engaging with his fans in public and on all the online channels."

The Dublin/London visits will be part of a wider European tour, with all Brown's overseas publishers working together.

Dublin Writers Festival programme director Liam Browne said: "We're thrilled to host Dan Brown's first Irish visit. It's a fantastic opening to this year's festival." The full programme for the Dublin Writers Festival, which takes place from 20-26th May, is published in April.