Kenneth Martin “Ken” Follett (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 150 million copies of his works. Many of his books have reached number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, including Edge of Eternity, Fall of Giants, The Key to Rebecca, Lie Down with Lions, Triple, Winter of the World, and World Without End.
- 2013 – made a Grand Master at the Edgar Awards in New York.
- 2012 – Winter of the World won the Qué Leer Prize for Best Translated Book of that year in Spain.
- 2010 – Fall of Giants won the Libri Golden Book Award for Best Fiction Title in Hungary that year.
- 2010 – Made a Grand Master at Thrillerfest V in New York.
- 2008 – Won the Olaguibel Prize for contributing to the promotion and awareness of architecture.
- 2008 – Made an Honorary Doctor of Literature by The University of Exeter.
- 2007 – Made an Honorary Doctor of Literature by The University of Glamorgan.
- 2007 – Made an Honorary Doctor of Literature by Saginaw Valley State University.
- 2003 – Jackdaws won the Corine Literature Prize in Bavaria.
- 1999 – Hammer of Eden won the Premio Bancarella Literary Prize in Italy.
- 1979 – Eye of the Needle won the Edgar Best Novel Award from the Mystery Writers of America.