Were our Stone Age ancestors stoned? Do we have alien DNA? Can a plant allow us to see dead people? These are questions Hancock addresses in his nonfiction books. From the author whose book was credited as the inspiration for the film 2012, Hancock’s first fiction novel, Entangled, continues to question the mysteries of our minds and our lost ancient past.
Graham Hancock is an international bestselling author, who has sold over five million copies of his books to readers across the world. Scottish born, Hancock graduated from Durham University in 1973, with First Class Honors in Sociology. His writing career began as a journalist for several English newspapers, including the Independent, Times, Guardian, as well as co-editor for the New Internationalist magazine.
His shift to books began in the early ’80s with travel-based books such as Journey Through Pakistan, Under Ethiopian Skies, Ethiopia: The Challenge of Hunger, and AIDS: The Deadly Epidemic.
A decade later, he began a focus on lost civilizations and ancient myths. Within fifteen years he wrote eight books: The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Mars Mystery, Heaven’s Mirror, Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, The message of the Sphinx (titled Keeper of Genesis in the UK) and Talisman: Sacred Cities, Sacred Faith. Underworld and Heaven’s Mirror led to television series in both the U.S. and UK.
His latest works have included themes of altered consciousness, shamanism and how such religious rituals have helped to shape the evolution of humanity. Supernatural: Meetings With the Ancient Teachers of Mankind was published in 2005, which led him to ingest the mind-altering concoction of ayahuasca on a trip to the Amazon.
His first fiction book, Entangled, is set for publication in the U.S. and Canada in October 2010. Bestselling science fiction author Whitley Strieber describes it as “a wondrous journey into the mysteries of the human mind and our deep, lost past. Graham Hancock brings the world of the Stone Age to vivid and disturbing life, and reveals the mystery of the entanglement of souls across time, as the modern world and the very ancient world merge to fight against the mysterious force we call evil.”