That’s how Dan Brown writes the novel about Prague, doesn’t he? What did he reveal before his October request to the Czech Republic?
WITH Dan Brown we met for the third time, but only in the virtual space, through Zoom, as the coronavirus pandemic taught us; read the interview in the current Reflex C. 39/2021. We talk in it not only about Wild symphony, a book he has already written for children discovering classical music, such as twenty-one short compositions for major symphony orchestra instruments, but also about the current socio-political situation in the USA or the consequences of the year with the covid-19. The 55-year-old writer has also made a name for himself in the world of television production: the miniseries Lost symbol, filmed according to his fifth novel of the same name, has decent reviews and audience ratings (at least the first three works that have already been broadcast). Primarily, however, Dan Brown still pays not for a composer or screenwriter, but as a writer. So how’s his upcoming novel? And will his chases and hiding finally take place in Prague?
February 23, 2018 • 9:18 PM
It is far from finished
“I really like your metropolis,” the American novelist repeats several times with a smile. “It also houses my wonderful publisher, I can’t wait for Milan (Gelnara from Argo publishing house; note by the author) and I will see his family again. I have said many times that Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, my whole family also claims that and they vaccinated me before I finally came to you in 2014. The history of Prague is very close to my heart and to what I use in my work and what interests me – on every corner mysticism, alchemy, transformation. “
So after you’ve mastered the advertising of Rome, Paris, Washington and Florence in your novels, I assume that your eighth novel takes place in Prague.
“We will see. It takes me a long time to complete the book to my standards, it’s a very complicated thing. In addition, I had other things to do, I wrote and recorded for a year and a half Wild Symphony, then the series… The novel is far from finished yet, definitely don’t expect it this year. “
October 20, 2017 • 9:44 AM
Enthusiasm for Prague continues
When Dan Brown is to reveal his plans for a visit to the Czech Republic in October, he does not hesitate for a second: However, I have other things on the list, more mysterious ones, which are inaccessible to ordinary tourists, they are arranged for me by the omnipotent team of my Czech publisher. When I was in Prague for the first time, I said to Milan: I would like to see something that no one sees. And do you know where they took me? To the underground, to the sewer system under Prague! But this year you will see things that are a little less stinking and something relevant in relation to what I am writing about. And again I will go to the beautiful library of the Strahov monastery. ”
Seven years ago, during his first visit to Prague, Dan Brown made no secret of his enthusiasm for our metropolis: “My parents have been convincing me for years to come to Prague to inspire me to write. And his brother, a university professor who has traveled all over the world, claims that Prague is his favorite city ever and that it is a complete crime that I have not been here yet. In those four days I saw a lot: cathedrals, Strahov Monastery, the Castle and its cellars, the Jewish cemetery, a few secret libraries, the astronomical clock. it’s a real beauty, and I’ve enjoyed fantastic meals, like the American ambassador and fun guy Norman Eisen. It was just a busy event, and yet it was literally a magical experience. “
So when will your novel about Prague be published?
“Oh! You know me. I never promise – and I never reveal secrets. But honestly, this Prague trip was really inspiring. Your metropolis is a truly fruitful piece of land for anyone who writes about history or mysteries … “
January 22, 2014 • 10:48 AM
Chance to top Eca
The venerable Umberto Eco, Brown’s great role model, one of the world’s most important intellectuals, the author of an excellent novel, also paid attention to Prague. Name of Rose. He named his sixth novel, which was published in Czech in 2011, Prague Cemetery; however, the story of the forged document forger, secret agent and zealous anti-Semite Simon Simonini has nothing to do with the hundred-towered mother of pranic. Umberto Eco once insulted Dan Brown, according to many of his epigones: he spoke about him, and in La Scala’s opera he repeated it to his eyes that Brown was just a character in his, Ecova’s novel.
Maybe it’s time for the empire to strike back: whose novel with a Prague track will be better?
January 15, 2014 • 1:36 PM
September 18, 2021 • 5:37 PM