NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Dan Brown, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Dan Brown is the author of bestselling thrillers like The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Inferno.
His novels and the films based on them have stirred controversy among religious and secular corners alike for their fictionalization of religious history. They've been condemned by the Catholic Church as "insulting," but they've also inspired college courses, legions of European tourists, and, Brown hopes, a spirited dialogue about science and religion.
Origin, Dan Brown's latest novel, approaches the relationship between science and religion head on, landing protagonist Robert Langdon in a 24-hour scavenger hunt for keys, codes, and symbols across Europe.