Guide to Experts and Authors Related to The Da Vinci Code

Below is a "who's who" guide to major authors, experts, and sources related to The Da Vinci Code, including those whose ideas were used as a source by Dan Brown as well as those who have published comments or entire books related (directly or indirectly) to The Da Vinci Code.

Note that the expertise and credentials of the authors listed here vary widely. Note also that Dan Brown tends to use the words "scholar" and "academic" very loosely - the vast majority of sources he refers to with those terms are "independent researchers" or conspiracy theorists who are neither scholars nor academics.