Dan Burstein is the creator, editor and author of the “Secrets” series, which includes the world’s bestselling guidebooks to the fiction of Dan Brown. Beginning with Secrets of the Code in 2004, Burstein has spearheaded six books of commentaries on Brown’s fiction that today have more than four million copies in print worldwide. The Secrets books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have, in aggregate, appeared on more than a dozen bestseller lists, including twenty-eight weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. They have also been the basis for three documentary films and three collector’s editions of US News. The author of fourteen books, Burstein has had a passionate interest in Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy since he was twelve years old. Burstein has won many journalism awards over his career and he and coauthor Arne de Keijzer were nominated for a 2012 Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for their book on Stieg Larsson and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Burstein is cofounder and managing partner of Millennium Technology Value Partners, a New York City-based venture capital firm that has invested in some of the leading technology companies of our time.
Arne de Keijzer is cocreator, with Dan Burstein, of the “Secrets” series. Over his writing career, de Keijzer has contributed to a wide variety of publications and authored books on topics ranging from international business to new technologies. For two decades he ran his own business consultancy in the China trade, during which time he wrote the world’s #1 best selling China Guidebook and two editions of China: Business Strategies for the 90s. His collaboration with Dan Burstein began in 1998 with the publication of Big Dragon, an innovative look at China’s economic and political future and its impact on the world. The team subsequently formed Squibnocket Partners LLC, a creative content development company that has now published ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers.