Dan Brown event failing to draw fans
Only half the tickets for 'The Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown's, pictured, one-night-only Dublin Writers' Festival event at the National Concert Hall (NCH) have been sold – and balcony seats have been withdrawn from sale, writes John Spain.
In contrast, tickets for author and journalist Caitlin Moran, who is also doing a night at the NCH, are selling fast. Moran's book – 'How To Be a Woman' – an amusing take on feminism, was a bestseller last year.
'The Da Vinci Code' was the fastest selling book of all time when it first appeared in 2003. It has now clocked up sales of 81 million.
With a week to go, less than half the 1,200 seats at the NCH have been sold for the Dan Brown night on Monday, May 20. Meanwhile, the Moran night on Thursday, May 23, is almost sold out.