Some popular books by Ken Follet are "Eye of the Needle," "Triple," "The Man from St. Petersburg" and "Lie Down with Lions." Other books include "On Wings of Eagles," "Whiteout," "The Pillars of the Earth" and "World Without End."
"Eye of the Needle" was one of Follet's most successful books, selling more than 10 million copies, and it was made into a movie starring Donald Sutherland. Ken Follet was born in Cardiff, Wales, on June 5, 1949. He worked as a reporter and a columnist before venturing into his writing career. At first, he wrote books under the pseudonym Symon Myles. "The Big Needle" (1974) and "The Big Black" (1974) were his first two books.