Ken Follett has been promoted to the rank of Officier in the Orde des Arts et des Lettres. The French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Jean-Pierre Jouyet, presented him with the insignia at an official ceremony  in London on Wednesday 20th March.


Ken Follett said:

“I’m extremely happy to receive such a distinction from the people of France, a country I’ve loved ever since my first visit in 1966.”




Jeremy Trevathan, Publisher, Pan Macmillan said:

'Ken has been a #1 bestseller internationally for decades and his ability to immerse himself in the culture of the countries in which he is published so brilliantly is second-to-none. We couldn't be more thrilled that Ken has been honoured in this way'.