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Name: Dan Brown                                                                 
Born: June 22, 1964                                                             
Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is a American author of thriller fiction, best   
known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code.                         
Brown is interested in cryptography, keys, and codes, which are a recurring     
theme in his stories. Currently his novels have been translated into more than   
40 languages.                                                                   
Although many perceive Brown's books as anti-Christian, Brown is a Christian     
who says that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply "an entertaining story that   
promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used 
"as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith".         
Dan Brown was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, the eldest of three 
children. His mother Constance (Connie) was a professional musician, playing     
organ at church. Brown's father Richard G. Brown was a prominent mathematics     
teacher, writing textbooks and teaching high school mathematics at Phillips     
Exeter Academy from 1968 until his retirement in 1982.