Max Brooks, bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and the graphic novelThe Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, was interviewed for BookCast by Fairfax County Public Library Director Sam Clay. BookCast is sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
The Zombie Survival Guide, published in 2003, is a survival manual dealing with the fictional potentiality of a zombie attack. It contains detailed plans for the average citizen to survive zombie uprisings of varying intensity and reach and describes "cases" of zombie outbreaks in history, including a reinterpretation of the Roanoke Colony.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, a U.N. representative writing a report on the great zombie war interviews survivors in the wake of World War Z. The book will be released as a film in 2012 starring Brad Pitt.
Brooks was part of an Emmy Award-winning writing team on “Saturday Night Live” from 2001-2003. He also has acting and animation voiceover credits.