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Best-selling author Dan Brown promotes new book in Taiwan
丹布朗訪台 達文西系列新書掀熱潮

A photo posted on May 4 on the Facebook page of US best-selling author Dan Brown to promote his visit to Taiwan.

Photo courtesy of China Times Publishing

US best-selling author Dan Brown arrived in Taiwan for a four-day visit yesterday to promote his new book, titled “Origin.” He is scheduled to deliver a speech to 600 fans in Taipei tomorrow.

The Chinese version of Brown’s new book became the best-selling novel at major bookstores the day after its release this month. It is the fifth book in his mystery thriller “Robert Langdon” series featuring fictional character Professor Langdon. The new story takes place in Spain, and Taiwanese readers can’t help but wonder: Will a story ever be set in Taiwan?

Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has sold about 1 million copies in Taiwan. He rewrote and published The Da Vinci Code (The Young Adult Adaptation) two years ago, and the Chinese version was released in Taiwan in February. Brown says, “It is my sincere hope that this adaptation sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring hidden history and the mysteries of the world we live in.”

(CNA and Liberty Times, translated by Eddy Chang)






1. origin n. 起源

(qi3 yuan2)

2. mystery n. 神秘

(shen2 mi4)

3. series n. 系列

(xi4 lie4)

4. code n. 密碼

(mi4 ma3)

5. adaptation n. 改編

(gai3 bian1)

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