DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta has announced the lineup for its 28th annual Book Festival.

The list of more than 40 authors includes political heavyweights like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nikki Haley. 

“We are thrilled about this year’s lineup,” Book Festival Co-Chair Deena Profis said. “The 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA features everyone from acclaimed actors and renowned political figures; to historians and award-winning novelists; to authors presenting award-winning cookbooks and riveting memoirs. We truly have something for everyone.”

Other headlining authors include former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Chelsea Clinton, former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jodi Kantor, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss and actor Henry Winkler.

Local authors include Perry Brickman, Zoe Fishman, Sherry Frank, Lynn Garson, Andy Lipman, Bev Saltzman Lewyn, Pat Mitchell, Brent Pease, Kyle Pease, I.J. Rosenberg and Robyn Spizman. 

“Included in our exciting lineup are some of Atlanta’s best local authors presenting their work,” Book Festival Co-Chair Susie Hyman said. “Additionally, I am thrilled that we will bring back our ‘In Conversation’ interviews between authors and local journalists; as well as various events with book clubs from throughout the city.” 

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 18, 2019, more than 13,000 people from across the Southeast are expected to gather in Dunwoody to engage with and listen to their favorite local, national and international authors. 

All events will be held at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 

Attendees can purchase tickets for each individual event or, for a better value, purchase a series pass for access to most of our November events. Some events are free. 

Call the MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4002, email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org or visit us online at atlantajcc.org/bookfestival. 

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