2006 AJC Decatur Book Festival

In the Festival's inaugural year, 50,000 festival-goers were treated to a keynote address by political blogger and author Arianna Huffington, signings and readings by bestselling and award-winning authors, live musical acts, poetry readings, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, and a Sunday night fireworks show. Click here to vist the 2006 Festival web site >>

Authors who participated in the first ever AJC Decatur Book Festival included:

  • Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Known World
  • Michael Connelly, best-selling mystery and thriller writer
  • Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor for ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20, and author of Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey
  • Terry Kay, author of To Dance with a White Dog and recent inductee to the Writer’s Hall of Fame
  • Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
  • Pearl Cleage, author of the Oprah Book Club pick What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
  • Victor Navasky, publisher and editor emeritus of The Nation
  • Mark Bixler, AJC writer and author of The Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Tom Franklin, author of Hell at the Breech