2007 AJC Decatur Book Festival

In its second year, the Festival turned up the heat, adding more authors, two keynote addresses by Charles Frazier and Kinky Friedman, more activities, and a free Sunday night concert by Shawn Mullins on the square. Over 60,000 people attended the Labor Day weekend event. Click here to visit the 2007 Festival web site >>

Authors who participated in the second annual AJC Decatur Book Festival included:

  • Charles Frazier, National Book Award-winning author of Cold Mountain
  • Kinky Friedman, author, singer/songwriter, politician, iconoclast, and raconteur
  • Terry Brooks, bestselling fantasy/science fiction writer
  • Roy Blount, Jr., author, humorist, and regular NPR panelist
  • Natasha Trethewey, 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry for Native Guard
  • Norman Pearlstine, former editor of Time magazine
  • Chuck Klosterman, pop-culture journalist, critic, humorist, and essayist
  • Sherman Alexie, poet and author/screenwriter of Smoke Signals
  • Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander and Lord John series
  • Melissa Fay Greene, two-time National Book Award finalist; author of There Is No Me Without You, One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children