Dan Brown to speak at Frankfurt Book Fair

Dan Brown to speak at Frankfurt Book Fair

Dan Brown is attending this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in October to present his new thriller Origin.

The evening, hosted by "hr2 Kultur" radio presenter Alf Mentzer, will include a reading from the German translation of the book by German actor Wolfram Koch in the company of 1,800 guests, international publishers and media representatives. 

The event is the only live gig with Brown planned in Germany. It takes place on 14th October at 7pm in the Congress Centre's “Harmonie” Hall, at a cost of 24.50 Euros per ticket (available on the fair's website).

Brown's German publisher Bastei Lübbe is due to release the book on 4th October 2017 while in the UK Origin will be released on 3rd October as a Bantam Press hardback, e-book and Penguin Random House audiobook.

Details of the book's plot and setting were recently revealed, informing readers that all action in the book will unfold entirely in Spain, opening in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, also as the first Robert Langdon thriller to feature modern art.

Characters joining Langdon on a "perilous quest" to locate a cryptic password include Edmond Kirsch, a 40-year-old tech magnate, controversially known for "dazzling inventions and audacious predictions", and museum director Ambra Vidal.

Lars Birken-Bertsch, director business development at the Frankfurter Book Fair, commented: “We are delighted that this eagerly-awaited international book premiere will take place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. It can also be read as a sign that Frankfurt is, more than ever, a place for major authors to showcase their books. We are grateful to Bastei Lübbe for offering us this exciting opportunity."