published Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Author Dan Brown talks 'Inferno'

Author Dan Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2005.
Author Dan Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2005.
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Chattanooga Public Library will host a viewing party for a live stream of "Dan Brown at Lincoln Center" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, the day after the best-selling author's latest book, "Inferno," is released.

Brown, whose 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code" sparked heated debate among readers and scholars, was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2005. Editors credited him with "keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourim to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion-picture franchise."

He is at work on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film version of his most recent novel, "The Lost Symbol."

The live stream will be shown in the auditorium of the downtown library, 1001 Broad St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Space is limited, and seating will be available on a first-come first-seated basis (no reservations).

For more information, call 423-757-5310.

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