Monday, December 1, 2014

Global Impact: British Author Ken Follett, 65, Has Written 29 Books in 35 Years

According to The Latin American Tribune, for British author Ken Follett, 65, pressure is not a hindrance, but rather something positive that he uses to produce quality work, the author emphasized at the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

At the presentation Sunday (November 30) of his latest book, “The Edge of Eternity,” Follett explained that he sought perfection in each of the pages that he wrote.

He said that when he begins to feel lazy, he becomes motivated by reminding himself that 10 million people would read his work.

Follett’s latest work is the last in the fast-paced Century Trilogy that includes “Fall of Giants” and “Winter of the World.”

“I was absorbed in the work,” the author said, explaining that the trilogy was based on the 20th century and has about a million words in total.

After the success of “The Pillars of the Earth,” which made him one of the bestselling authors in the world, Follett decided to focus on the time period that has witnessed the most changes in the history of humanity: the 20th century witnessed by him, his parents and his grandparents.

Fall of the Giants, 2010, tells the story of five families during the turbulent period of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the fight for human rights.

Winter of the World, 2012, narrates the experiences of the offspring of the characters in the first book during the Great Depression of 1929 and the Second World War.

According to The Latin American Tribune, for British author Ken Follett, pressure is not a hindrance, but rather something positive that he uses to produce quality work, the author emphasized at the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

At the presentation Sunday (November 30) of his latest book, “The Edge of Eternity,” Follett explained that he sought perfection in each of the pages that he wrote.

He said that when he begins to feel lazy, he becomes motivated by reminding himself that 10 million people would read his work.

Follett’s latest work is the last in the fast-paced Century Trilogy that includes “Fall of Giants” and “Winter of the World.”

“I was absorbed in the work,” the author said, explaining that the trilogy was based on the 20th century and has about a million words in total.

After the success of “The Pillars of the Earth,” which made him one of the bestselling authors in the world, Follett decided to focus on the time period that has witnessed the most changes in the history of humanity: the 20th century witnessed by him, his parents and his grandparents.

Fall of the Giants, 2010, tells the story of five families during the turbulent period of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the fight for human rights.

Winter of the World, 2012, narrates the experiences of the offspring of the characters in the first book during the Great Depression of 1929 and the Second World War.

COMMENT: For Mr. Follett's bio, please see the below link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Follett

Now, the third book deals with the construction of the Berlin Wall and tells the story of the descendants of the characters in the second book.

In Follett’s works, his characters occupy center stage while he narrates how ordinary people are affected by different historical events.

Besides a meeting with his fans, who posed several questions, Follett signed autographs at the FIL, the most important book fair in the Spanish-speaking world, which also has a section for other languages.

Now, the third book deals with the construction of the Berlin Wall and tells the story of the descendants of the characters in the second book.

In Follett’s works, his characters occupy center stage while he narrates how ordinary people are affected by different historical events.

Besides a meeting with his fans, who posed several questions, Follett signed autographs at the FIL, the most important book fair in the Spanish-speaking world, which also has a section for other languages.

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