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Ken Follett


Wales (b.1949)

aka Martin Martinsen, Simon 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, Mystery, Thriller
 
Series
Apples Carstairs (as by Simon 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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Non fiction
Under the Streets of Nice (1978) (with Rene Louis Maurice)
     aka Heist of the Century
The Gentlemen of 16 July (1980)
On Wings of Eagles (1983)
Pillars of the Almighty (1994) (with f-stop Fitzgerald)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1979) : Eye of the Needle
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2007) : The Pillars of the Earth


Ken Follett recommends
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Shell Game (1985)
Douglas Terman
"A first-class thriller. It marks the coming-of-age of a great suspense novelist."
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Fall from Grace (1985)
Larry Collins
"Constant danger... suspense... excellent!"
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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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The Reckoning (2018)
John Grisham
"The best thriller writer alive."

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