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The festival will feature lectures and signings from more than 600 national and local authors, including award-winners, best-sellers, and some just getting started. View the entire list, or search by author last name or genre.


Curated by, art|DBF returns to the AJC Decatur Book Festival in 2015 to showcase the arts and culture community of Decatur and surrounding Atlanta area.

Festival Highlights

2015 Keynote Event Tickets Available August 11 — Erica Jong in Conversation with Roxane Gay

Erica Jong, author of the ground-breaking novel Fear of Flying, published in 1973, will be interviewed by author Roxane Gay for the 2015 AJC DBF Keynote event. The event will kick off the festival's tenth year at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center at Emory University on Friday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m.

Jong comes to the AJC DBF launching her novel Fear of Dying, a sequel to Fear of Flying that is a hilarious, searingly honest and heart-wrenching story about what happens when one woman steps reluctantly into the afternoon of life.

Tickets are available starting August 11 at the Arts at Emory Box Office. Tickets are free, but must be reserved by calling 404.727.5050 or by visiting (processing fees will apply). A limited number of tickets will also be available at A Cappella Books, Charis Books & More, Tall Tales Books and Little Shop of Stories.

To learn more information about Erica Jong, click here.

To learn more information about Roxane Gay, click here.


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