Brad Meltzer will be the featured speaker at a special program at the MJCCA in late October. PHOTO / MJCCA

Brad Meltzer will be the featured speaker at a special program at the MJCCA in late October. PHOTO / MJCCA

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //

Brad Meltzer, a writer and novelist best known for his political thrillers, will be returning to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) for a special program in October.

The event, set for Thurs., Oct. 24, will focus on Meltzer’s newest book, “History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of all Time”.  The program is a prologue to the annual book festival held each year at the center. This year’s program, one of the South’s premier literary events, is scheduled for Nov. 2-17.

The festival will feature evening lectures by some of the country’s top writers, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions and The Family Reading Festival. Noted authors this year include Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, Chris Matthews, Clark Howard, Alan Dershowitz and Pat Conroy.

Festival officials are predicting more than 10,000 visitors will attend the event that, for the most part, will be held at Zaban Park in Dunwoody.

Want to go?

To purchase tickets for either the Brad Meltzer program or the book festival, call (678) 812-4005 or visit www.atlntajcc.org/bookfestival