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Ken Follett was born in Wales, United Kingdom on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, was published in 1978 and won the Edgar Award. His other works include Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man from St. Petersburg, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, The Century Trilogy, and A Column of Fire. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws. His nonfiction works include On Wings of Eagles. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Ken Follett has written under several pen names, including Martin Martinsen, Simon Myles, Bernard L. Ross, Zachary Stone.

Pillars of the Earth 24,709 copies, 710 reviews
World Without End 11,389 copies, 296 reviews
Fall of Giants 7,371 copies, 288 reviews
Eye of the Needle 4,779 copies, 82 reviews
Winter of the World 4,171 copies, 137 reviews
A Dangerous Fortune 3,034 copies, 44 reviews
Whiteout 3,006 copies, 67 reviews
Jackdaws 2,920 copies, 51 reviews
The Third Twin 2,769 copies, 29 reviews
The Key to Rebecca 2,660 copies, 35 reviews
Code to Zero 2,635 copies, 33 reviews
Edge of Eternity 2,632 copies, 97 reviews
Night Over Water 2,626 copies, 35 reviews
A Place Called Freedom 2,578 copies, 40 reviews
Hornet Flight 2,407 copies, 43 reviews
The Man from St. Petersburg 2,369 copies, 22 reviews
A Column of Fire 2,162 copies, 67 reviews
The Hammer of Eden 2,118 copies, 20 reviews
Lie Down With Lions 1,991 copies, 34 reviews
On Wings of Eagles 1,770 copies, 21 reviews
Triple 1,655 copies, 21 reviews
The Evening and the Morning 1,222 copies, 40 reviews
The Modigliani Scandal 1,023 copies, 17 reviews
Paper Money 956 copies, 12 reviews
Never 367 copies, 15 reviews
Under the Streets of Nice 136 copies, 6 reviews
Os Pilares da Terra - Volume I 117 copies, 4 reviews
The Big Needle 108 copies
Katedralen 98 copies, 3 reviews
The Power Twins 98 copies, 3 reviews
Secret of Kellerman's Studio 38 copies, 1 review
Capricorn One 34 copies, 1 review
The Shakeout 26 copies
The Bear Raid 22 copies
Die Tore der Welt (12 CDs) 11 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Black 9 copies
The Big Hit 4 copies
Nooit 2 copies
Piliere zeme 2 copies, 1 review
Aldri 1 copy
Niciodată 1 copy
SOHA 1 copy
NA VEKY VEKOV 1 copy, 1 review
A Leoparda 1 copy
Live and Let Die (Introduction, some editions) 3,168 copies, 74 reviews
The Pillars of the Earth [2010 TV mini series] (Original novel) 69 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 137: Followers (Contributor) 52 copies, 3 reviews
Eye of the Needle [1981 film] (Original book) 46 copies, 5 reviews
World Without End [2012 TV miniseries] (Based on the book by) 44 copies, 1 review
Murder on the Railways (Contributor) 38 copies, 2 reviews
The Cruise (Contributor) 13 copies
A Feast of Stories (Contributor) 11 copies
Kloakrotterne 5 copies
The Key to Rebecca [1985 TV movie] (Original book) 3 copies, 3 reviews
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (Contributor, some editions) 3 copies
Tordenøglen - og andre historier fra fremmede verdener (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review

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Author Ken Follett Takes On The 20th Century
All Things Considered, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 0am

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He was born on 5 June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector. He was educated at state schools and graduated from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy. He was made a Fellow of the college in 1995.

He became a reporter, first with his home-town newspaper the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. While working on the Evening News he wrote his first novel, which was published but did not become a bestseller. He then went to work for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. He continued to write novels in his spare time. Eye of the Needle was his eleventh book, and his first success. Around 100 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.
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Ken Follett has written under several pen names, including Martin Martinsen, Simon Myles, Bernard L. Ross, Zachary Stone.

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