Join us at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on September 3 and 4! More than 60 Emory-affiliated authors – faculty, staff and distinguished alumni – will give readings, serve on panels, or visit our huge tent to sign their books. And we’ll have tons of books for sale, courtesy of our campus Barnes & Noble bookstore! Look for our tent at the corner of East Ponce de Leon and Clairemont, facing the square.
This is the largest independent book festival in the country, held on the square in downtown Decatur. You’ll find hundreds of large and small book publishers and booksellers, local artisans, literary aficionados, food vendors – and 300 national and local authors!
Emory Libraries is proud to be a Gold-Level sponsor this year. We’ll even have our own Emory Stage, at the Decatur Presbyterian Church, where you can hear many of our authors lecture or read from their works.
A few of the many Emory authors and their new or recent books:
-David Eltis, history professor and author of “Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.”
-Joshilyn Jackson, creative writing instructor, author of “Backseat Saints” and the forthcoming “A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty” and a contributor to “Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit.”
-Lawrence Jackson, African American studies and English professor, author of “The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics 1934-1960.”
-M.L. Malcolm, distinguished alumna and author of “Heart of Deception.”
-Allen Tullos, American studies professor in Emory’s Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts and author of “Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie.”
-Sally Wolff-King, English professor and author of “Ledgers of History: William Faulkner, an Almost Forgotten Friendship, and an Antebellum Plantation Diary.”
-Kevin Young, curator of literary collections at Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), creative writing professor, and author of “Ardency” and the anthology “Best American Poetry 2011.”
Additional Emory track authors:
Amy Benson Brown
Susan Rebecca White
Jake Adam York
Peruse the complete list of authors here.
Find out when your favorite authors are speaking or reading here.