Truth or Fiction ?
admits that his book Da Vinci Code is fictional.
However, the Book and Website strongly suggest that his book is
factual and historically accurate.
Good Morning America Interview:
You wrote this book as fiction. If you
had written it as non-fiction, would it have been any different?
Dan Brown: I don't think so...I
began the research for the DaVinci Code as a skeptic.
expected, as I researched the book, to disprove this theory.
after numerous trips to Europe, about two years of research, I
really became a believer ...
(Good Morning America, ABC, November 3, 2003,
Matt Lauer asks Brown:
How much of this is based on reality in
terms of things that actually occurred?
Dad Brown reply:
all of it.
(On NBC's Today Show, June 9, 2003)
Matt Lauer: How much of this is
based on reality in terms of things that actually occurred?
Dan Brown: Absolutely all of it.
Obviously, there are—Robert Langdon is fictional, but all of the
art, architecture, secret rituals, secret societies, all of that
is historical fact.
Today Interview". NBC Today. 2003-06-03.]
CNN Sunday Morning
When we talk about da Vinci and your book,
how much is true and how much is fabricated in your storyline?
Dan Brown: 99 percent of it is
true. All of the architecture, the art, the secret rituals, the
history, all of that is true, the Gnostic gospels. All of that
is … all that is fiction, of course, is that there's a Harvard
symbologist named Robert Langdon, and all of his action is
fictionalized. But the background is all true.
With Dan Brown". CNN Sunday Morning (CNN).
From Dan Brown's own web site we find the following