Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote the award-winning Eye of the Needle, which became an international bestseller. His celebrated Pillars of the Earth was voted into the top 100 of Britain's best-loved books in the BBC's the Big Read and was followed by a sequel, World Without End. He has since written several equally successful novels including Whiteout. He is also the author of non-fiction bestseller On Wings of Eagles. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.