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Ken Follett

Wales (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: Mystery, Historical
Apples Carstairs (as by Symon Myles)
1. The Big Needle (1975)
2. The Big Black (1974)
3. The Big Hit (1975)
Piers Roper
1. The Shakeout (1975)
2. The Bear Raid (1976)


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)

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
Shell Game
Shell Game (1985)
Douglas Terman
"A first-class thriller. It marks the coming-of-age of a great suspense novelist."
Fall from Grace
Fall from Grace (1985)
Larry Collins
"Constant danger... suspense... excellent!"

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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