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Ken Follett


Wales (b.1949)

aka Martin Martinsen, Symon Myles, Bernard L Ross, Zachary Stone

Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, the award-winning novel which became an international bestseller and a distinguished film. Before that, he had been a newspaper reporter and a publishing executive after studying philosophy at University College, London. He has since written ten equally successful novels and the non-fiction bestseller, On Wings of Eagles. Ken Follett lives with his family in London and Stevenage. 
 

Genres: Historical, Thriller, Mystery, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction
 
Series
Apples Carstairs (as by Symon Myles)
   1. The Big Needle (1974)
   2. The Big Black (1974)
   3. The Big Hit (1975)
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Piers Roper
   1. The Shakeout (1975)
   2. The Bear Raid (1976)
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Kingsbridge
   0. The Evening and the Morning (2020)
   1. The Pillars of the Earth (1989)
   2. World Without End (2007)
   3. A Column of Fire (2017)
   4. The Armour of Light (2023)

     aka The Armor of Light

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Century Trilogy
   1. Fall of Giants (2010)
   2. Winter of the World (2012)
   3. Edge of Eternity (2014)
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Novels
   The Mystery Hideout (1976)
   The Power Twins (1976) (as by Martin Martinsen)
   The Modigliani Scandal (1976) (as by Zachary Stone)
   The Secret of Kellerman's Studio (1976)
   Amok King of Legend (1976) (as by Bernard L Ross)
   Paper Money (1977) (as by Zachary Stone)
   Eye of the Needle (1978)
     aka Storm Island
   Capricorn One (1978) (as by Bernard L Ross)
   Triple (1979)
   The Key to Rebecca (1980)
   The Man from St. Petersburg (1982)
   Lie Down with Lions (1985)
   Night Over Water (1991)
   A Dangerous Fortune (1993)
   A Place Called Freedom (1995)
   The Third Twin (1996)
   The Hammer of Eden (1998)
   Code to Zero (2000)
   Jackdaws (2001)
   Hornet Flight (2002)
   Whiteout (2004)
   Never (2021)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Ken Follett recommends
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Into the Labyrinth (2020)
(Mila Vasquez, book 3)
Donato Carrisi
"Intriguing and very scary."
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The Reckoning (2018)
John Grisham
"The best thriller writer alive."
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Kabul (1986)
M E Hirsh
"A magnificent evocation of the romance, the cruelty, the tragedy, and the passion of Afghanistan. Spellbinding."

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Books containing stories by Ken Follett
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SF4 (1977)
(Armada Sci-Fi, book 4)
edited by
Richard Davis
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Space 4 (1977)
(Space , book 4)
edited by
Richard Davis

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Awards
1979 Edgar Award for Best Novel : Eye of the Needle

Award nominations
2021 British Book Award Fiction Book of the Year (shortlist) : The Evening and the Morning
2007 Oprah's Book Club Award (nominee) : The Pillars of the Earth


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