Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. He then surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world. Its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a number one bestseller in the US, UK and Europe. Fall of Giants and Winter of the World are the first two bestselling novels in the Century trilogy.
Ken has won many awards for his writing over the years. His bestselling book is Pillars of the Earth, which was adapted into a successful TV miniseries in 2010. He has also proudly achieved many university degrees, the most recent being Honorary D. Litt. from the University of Exeter, 2008.
Ken lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Barbara, and their three labradors. Outside of writing he enjoys playing bass in a blues band, he is a Labour Party supporter and campaigner and enjoys theatre, particularly Shakespeare.