Author Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, is completely dedicated to raising awareness on the issue of Zombie survival. His 2007 New York Times bestseller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, soon to be made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Publishers Weekly called the novel “surprisingly hard to put down.” Brooks’ latest release, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, is the graphic novel that fans demanded.
Brooks worked for the BBC in Great Britain and East Africa and is a former writer for Saturday Night Live. He lives in New York City with his wife, Michelle, and their miniature dachshund, Maizey.
Brooks will be at BSC on Wednesday, April 25, at noon to lead a “Dead Man Writing Class.” This will be a bring-your-own-lunch writing discussion in the Prairie Room, Student Union. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by BSC’s Visiting Writers Series and ArtsQuest.
At 7:30 in the evening, Brooks will be at the Belle Mehus Auditorium presenting 10 Lessons to Survive a Zombie Attack.
Check out these books by Max Brooks from the BSC Library:
- World War Z: an Oral History of the Zombie War
- The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
- The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks