Ken Follett’s books have been on several bestseller lists, including the New York Times bestseller list and lists in Canada, Britain, Spain, France and Germany. As of 2015, Follett has written 29 books in 35 years and has sold more than 150 million copies of his books.
Ken Follett wrote his first bestseller, “The Eye of the Needle,” in 1978. His next four books, all spy thrillers, were also bestsellers. “The Pillars of the Earth," a historical novel set in the Middle Ages, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks, reached number one on multiple international lists and remained on the German list for six years.