Dan Brown, the world’s most popular thriller writer, returns to the John Adams to discuss his new novel Origin, translated into Dutch as De Oorsprong by Luitingh Sijthoff. Unfolding entirely in Spain —Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Bilbao, the home of the Guggenheim Museum —Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Langdon into the intersection of two of humankind’s most enduring questions: Where do we come from? Where are we going?
Origin follows Brown’s other Langdon thrillers: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol and Inferno. In keeping with his trademark style, Brown interweaves codes, symbols, science, religion, history, art and architecture with a decidedly fresh twist; the art is modern and the science taps into the coolest cutting-edge technology available today.
Join us for a Sunday afternoon with, according to the Wall Street Journal, ‘the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’. Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Moderator: Tim Overdiek
In collaboration with: Luitingh-Sijthoff and Paradiso
Brown made mention of the book’s location in a tweet, stating, “I secretly spent a lot of time in Spain over the last few years. This Origin book trailer reveals why.” You can watch the trailer here: