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									Ken FollettKen Follett
Known around the world for his string of smash-hit spy thrillers touched off by 1978’s Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett’s taut tales -- spiked with more than a dash of sex appeal -- have earned this author (and sometime blues guitarist) a reputation as a master of international intrigue.

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Fact File

Name:
Ken Follett
Current Home:
Hertfordshire, England
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1949
Place of Birth:
Cardiff, Wales
Education:
B.A. in Philosophy, University College, London, 1970
Awards:
Edgar Award for Eye of the Needle, 1978





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World Without End
by Ken Follett
Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. The Pillars of the Earth is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has written the most anticipated sequel of the year -- World Without End.

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*  Eye of the Needle (1978)
*  Triple (1979)
*  Lie Down With Lions (1986)
*  The Pillars of the Earth (1989)
*  Night Over Water (1991)
*  The Hammer of Eden (1998)
*  Hornet Flight (2002)
*  Whiteout (2004)
*  World Without End (2007)

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Bestseller Blues

A lifelong music lover, Follett moonlights as the bass player for a band he put together called "Damn Right I've Got the Blues." While the band mainly plays local gigs in Wales, fans might want to track down their recording of "Hoochie Coochie Man," a tune which appears on the charity CD Stranger than Fiction, released by Don't Quit Your Day Job Records in San Francisco.



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Eye of the Needle
by Ken Follett
Follett's breakout 1978 thriller was called "quite simply the best spy novel to come out of England in years," by The Washington Post Book World. The book that allowed for Follett to quit his day job in publishing went on to win the Edgar award, was made into a film starring Kate Nelligan and Donald Sutherland, and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide to date.

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								My Beautiful Launderette and Other Screenplays, Author: 
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My Beautiful Launderette and Other Screenplays
by Hanif Kureishi
In an interview with Salon.com, Follett talked about fellow authors he knows and admires. "Probably my best friend among writers is Hanif Kureishi, Follett said. "A novel of his was filmed and was quite successful, My Beautiful Laundrette. He's probably my closest friend among writers. I know the thriller writers. I see Frederick Forsyth, Jack Higgins. I see Jeffrey Archer. Who else?... In America, Erica Jong. She is probably my oldest friend. I've known her for 20 years now. Known her through several husbands."

*The Veteran  by Frederick Forsyth
*A Season in Hell  by Jack Higgins
*To Cut a Long Story Short  by Jeffrey Archer
*Fear of Flying  by Erica Jong
Additional information from About the Author, © Alfred and Emily Glossbrenner and Cader Company Inc. 2002