Emory Authors Shine at 2018 AJC-Decatur Book Festival

Emory University faculty feature prominently as speakers and presenters on the program of the 2018 AJC Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day Weekend, Aug 31-Sept 2, and still more Emory staff and students will be onstage as panelists, spoken word poets, and in other roles. Please watch this space for additional information as it becomes available.

Book signing schedule at the CFDE Table in the Emory Tent

Corner of Clairemont and West Ponce, in front of the Old Dekalb County Courthouse


11 am – Andrew Plattner, Instructor in Creative Writing, Dixie Luck: Stories and the Novella Terminal

12 noon – T Cooper, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Changers Book 4:

2:30 pm –Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor of History, Atticus Finch: The Biography

3:30 pm – Gregory Ellison, Associate Professor of Theology, Fearless Dialogues: A New
Movement for Justice

4:30 pm – Ruby Lal, Professor of South Asian History, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of
Nur Jahan


1:00 pm – Tayari Jones, Professor of English and Creative Writing,  An American Marriage

2:00 pm – Arri Eisen, Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Teaching Professor of Science and
Society in Biology, The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism, and the Convergence That Explains the World

3:30 pm – Alan Abramowitz, Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science , The Great
Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump

4:30 pm – Jonathan Crane, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought,
Eating Ethically: Religion and Science for a Better Diet

And look for these additional Emory presenters

Jericho Brown
Associate Professor of Creative Writing
The New Testament

Eric Canosa
Department of English
Spoken Word Poetry

Timothy L. Fields
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions 
Lessons I Learned from Drinking

William Foege
Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emeritus
The Fears of the Rich, the Needs of the Poor: My Years at the CDC

Hank Klibanoff
Professor of Practice in English and Creative Writing
Buried Truths Podcast

Janet Metzger
Adjunct Professor of Law
Audiobook Narrator

Ruth Parker (represented by co-author Carmen Patrick Mohan)
Professor of Medicine
The Women’s Guide to Health—runwalkrun, eat right, and feel better

Soma Sengupta
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boo-Boos and Butterflies

Laurel Snyder
Instructor in Creative Writing
Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy

Nathan Blansett
Emory Senior 

Chloe Camp
Emory Junior
Psychology and Human Health

Nathan Blansett
Emory Senior 

Chloe Camp
Emory Junior
Psychology and Human Health

Sara Cunningham
Emory Junior
English and Creative Writing and Linguistics

Christell Roach
Emory Student 

Christina Schmitt
Emory Graduate Student
Candler School of Theology

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