Ken Follett Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Ken Follett (Kenneth Martin Follett)

Last Updated: 05 Jun, 2023 | Views: 906

Age: 75

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): NoveList

Famous For: Historical fiction novels

Higher Education: Graduation

Ken Follett Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
05 Jun, 1949 (75 Years 01 Month 20 Days)

Birth Country
United Kingdom

Birth Place
Cardiff Wales

Birth Sign


Ken Follett Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Ken Follett was born on 5 June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales. Follett was the first child of Martin Follett and Lavinia (Veenie) Follett, who had two more children, Hannah and James. In spite of his Plymouth Brethren parents' prohibitions, while he developed an interest in reading as a child, he remained an indifferent student until the age of fifteen. At the age of ten, Ken Follett moved to London with his family and attended Harrow Weald Grammar School and Poole Technical College.


1967: Ken Follett studied philosophy at University College London and became involved in politics on the left.

1968: During this time, Ken Follett married Mary, and their son, Emanuele, was born that same year.

1970: Follett went on to study journalism for three months and became a trainee reporter at the South Wales Echo in Cardiff. We were blessed with a daughter in 1973, Marie-Claire.

1978: Success came slowly at first, but publishing Eye of the Needle, an international bestseller with over 10 million copies sold, made him wealthy and famous.

2014: Edge of Eternity, the final novel of the century trilogy, follows those families through the second half of the 20th century.


2013: Awarded the Edgar Award for Grand Master

2012: Winter of the World was awarded the Qué Leer Prize

2008: Awarded the Olaguibel Prize 

2007: Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Literature 

2003: The Corine Literature Prize 

1999: Premio Bancarella literary prize 

1979: Edgar Award for Best Novel 

Unknown Facts:

Toward the end of the 1970s, Follett became involved in the activities of the British Labour Party. 

As part of his political activities, Ken Follet then met Barbara Broer, a Labour Party official, whom he married in 1984. 

In 1997, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Stevenage. A re-election was held in 2001 and 2005, but she did not stand in the 2010 general election. 

Ken Follett Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 kg
In Pounds 165 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Ken Follett Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Martin Follett

Mother's Name
Lavinia Follett

Mary Emma Ruth Elson, Barbara Follett

James Follett

Emanuele Follett


Ken Follett Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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