Published in 1968, the book was an unexpected runaway success and dominated all the prestigious best-seller lists. Erich von Däniken’s reputation as a unique, provocative author grew rapidly, not least due to the translations of the book into 32 languages and its publication in over 40 countries.
To date, 70 million copies of his books have been sold and Erich is widely considered one of the world’s most successful non-fiction authors.
Watkins’ Spiritual 100 List for 2018 recently ranked him as one of the “most spiritually influential living people”. Inspired by his books, Erich has encouraged millions of people across the world to ask questions about the planet they inhabit, to challenge conventional thinking and to broaden their perspectives.
Erich has given more than 3,000 lectures in 25 countries in front of thousands of people. He is an active researcher and driven explorer, averaging 100,000 miles each year to remote spots of the Earth in order to carefully examine the phenomena about which he writes.
Four decades on and Erich is still a voracious writer, continuing to explore the theory that mankind and aliens crossed paths in the distant past.
He has been awarded many honours over the years, including the Honorary Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from the University of Bolivia.
Over 70 million books sold
Publications in 32 languages in more than 40 different countries
Erich Von Däniken has become the most successful non-fiction author in the world
Highly successful television specials and documentaries
Various blockbuster movies and TV series have been inspired by Erich Von Däniken‘s theories
Multiple New York Times bestsellers
Sold out lecture tours
Millions of fans all over the world
During his career, Erich von Däniken received several more honours. In Brazil, he received the Premio Lourenço Filho award in gold and platinum. Lourenço Filho was a Brazilian educator and education theorist.
Erich received the World Explorer Prize, issued by the World Explorer’s Club, in 2004. The ceremony was held at the University of Lodz in Poland.
On the 8th of April in 2013, Erich was honoured by the Brazilian metropolis of Curitiba for his entire body of work on unsolved mysteries from the past.