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BookFest logoThe 22nd edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA, one of the South’s premier literary events, will spill over two weeks this November, will feature over 40 authors and attract more than 10,000 book lovers from across metro Atlanta.

“Each year, we are thrilled to offer exciting, unique book programs, as well as current books of Jewish interest,” said Marcy Bass, book festival co-chair. “Our programs bring authors from around the world and make them accessible to their readers.”

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This year, festival visitors will enjoy engaging speaker programs, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, The Family Reading Festival, and more.

Scott Turow, author of nine best-selling novels, including “Innocent,” “Presumed Innocent,” and “The Burden of Proof” will be featured opening night, discussing his latest book, “Identical: A Novel”.

Other featured speakers include Brad Meltzer, Naomi Ragen, Larry Tye, Rebecca Rosen and, closing out the event, Pat Conroy who will talk about “The Death of Santini,” his powerful and intimate new memoir.

“For 16 days, we invite the community to meet these authors, and celebrate their contributions to Jewish and cultural life,” said book festival co-chair Wendy Bearman. “From Pulitzer Prize winners and journalists, to historians and comedians, this Book Festival truly has something for everyone.”

The 411

Most events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. For additional information, including the full list of authors and festival dates, or to purchase tickets, call (678) 812-4005 or visit the festival website at www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival

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