This Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm, the library will host a unique event in celebration of the release of bestselling author Dan Brown’s new book Inferno. “Dan Brown: An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets,” is a live stream from Lincoln Center in New York City to 140 universities, libraries, and bookstores across the United States. You can join other Dan Brown fans in the library’s auditorium to hear Brown discuss his new novel, along with issues of science, religion, codes, book publishing, and movie making, and a few surprise topics.
Inferno features the Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, well-known to the readers of Brown’s previous thrillers The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and The Lost Symbol. The plot of the new novel has been a well-guarded secret, but the publisher gives this teaser: “Set in the heart of Europe, Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.” The masterpiece is Dante’s Divine Comedy, a 14th century epic poem of an allegorical journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.