From the Associated Press comes this bit of literary news:
A new Dan Brown novel is coming in May, and the subject is Dante.
Doubleday announced Tuesday that Brown’s book is called “Inferno,” named for Dante’s epic journey in verse. Brown again will feature Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, the protagonist for his blockbuster “The Da Vinci Code” and for the million-selling follow-up “The Lost Symbol.” The book might seem familiar in other ways, as Brown again takes on a masterpiece of Western civilization: “The Da Vinci Code” centered on an iconic painting, the Mona Lisa.
“Although I studied Dante’s ‘Inferno’ as a student, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world,” Brown said in a statement. “With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm, a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.”
Since Carl—along with medievalist Sandra Miesel—literally wrote the book on the bogus scholarship and shoddy research behind The Da Vinci Code, I am sure he’s eagerly awaiting the latest installment of Professor Robert Langdon’s adventures.