Dan Brown to bring back symbologist Robert Landgon in "Inferno" this May

The "Da Vinci Code" writer will take readers on an exploration based on Dante's famous work

By Prachi Gupta
Published January 15, 2013 8:45PM (UTC)
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Doubleday has announced that Dan Brown, the bestselling author of code-breaking thrillers "Angels and Demons," "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Lost Symbol," will release another book following the adventures of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, this time as he "is drawn into a harrowing world" revolving around Dante's "Inferno."

Brown said in a statement that "Although I studied Dante's 'Inferno' as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world." The author is "excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm.a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."


Although Doubleday announced the news earlier this morning, the publisher left it up to readers to "crack the code" (so to speak) of the title using social media. Readers were invited to submit tweets with #DanBrownTODAY, whose profile pictures were then added to a mosaic that unlocked the title image on the "Today Show."

Doubleday will release the book May 14.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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