book talk
NYU SPS Center for Publishing presents: Zoombie Night with Max Brooks

Just in time for Halloween, join us for Zoombie Night on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM, a conversation with Max Brooks, bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Minecraft: The Island, and his latest book, Devolution. Interviewed by journalist Angélique Roché, Brooks will talk about his fascination with zombie lore, the craft of writing, his new book, and more. This spine-chilling evening is hosted by the NYU SPS Center for Publishing and its Publishing Student Association.

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Max Brooks
As a best-selling author, Max Brooks is credited with helping propel zombie lore from niche sub-culture fascination to mainstream pop-culture obsession. Brooks has published three zombie-themed books—The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt), and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks as well as Minecraft: The Island: A Novel. Brooks' ultimate goal was to challenge older ways of thinking and encourage mental agility and flexibility for problem solvers and leaders.

Brooks has been invited to speak at a variety of military engagements—from the Naval War College, to the FEMA hurricane drill at San Antonio, to the nuclear "Vibrant Response" war game. Brooks explored the consequences of failed leadership, making the leap from mythos to American history in The Harlem Hellfighters, illustrated by Caanan White. His latest novel, Devolution, a thriller about the legend of Bigfoot, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list last June.

The son of Hollywood legends Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is dedicated to challenging and encouraging systems and institutions to think outside the box when problem-solving. Brooks is currently serving as a Non-Resident Fellow for the Modern War Institute at West Point.

Angélique Roché
Angélique Roché is an attorney, professional host, moderator, voiceover artist, journalist, and content creator. She has contributed to NBC News, Black Girl Nerds, SYFY Wire, Marvel.com, and Rewire News. She is currently the host of Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Voices podcast, an on-air contributor and host of the podcasts Brave New Pod and Geeksplain for SYFY Wire, host of New York Public Radio's (WNYC) live monthly show and podcast Very Biggest Questions at The Greene Space in New York City, and she is the creator and producer of her own livestream video conversation series and podcast Creative Quarantine.

Prior to working as a full-time creative, Roché created communications infrastructures and crafted narratives for organizations and various issues and political campaigns. Most recently, she was the Vice President for External Affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women. In 2014, she served as the campaign manager for 2014's Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, making her the first African-American woman to run a statewide campaign in Ohio. From 2008-2011, she served as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.

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DATE OCTOBER 28, 2020
TIME 6PM-7PM EST
LOCATION Virtual
AUDIENCE Students
Contact pub.center@nyu.edu
DATE OCTOBER 28, 2020
TIME 6PM-7PM EST
LOCATION Virtual
AUDIENCE Students
Contact pub.center@nyu.edu

Just in time for Halloween, join us for Zoombie Night on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM, a conversation with Max Brooks, bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Minecraft: The Island, and his latest book, Devolution. Interviewed by journalist Angélique Roché, Brooks will talk about his fascination with zombie lore, the craft of writing, his new book, and more. This spine-chilling evening is hosted by the NYU SPS Center for Publishing and its Publishing Student Association.

Register Here

Max Brooks
As a best-selling author, Max Brooks is credited with helping propel zombie lore from niche sub-culture fascination to mainstream pop-culture obsession. Brooks has published three zombie-themed books—The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt), and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks as well as Minecraft: The Island: A Novel. Brooks' ultimate goal was to challenge older ways of thinking and encourage mental agility and flexibility for problem solvers and leaders.

Brooks has been invited to speak at a variety of military engagements—from the Naval War College, to the FEMA hurricane drill at San Antonio, to the nuclear "Vibrant Response" war game. Brooks explored the consequences of failed leadership, making the leap from mythos to American history in The Harlem Hellfighters, illustrated by Caanan White. His latest novel, Devolution, a thriller about the legend of Bigfoot, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list last June.

The son of Hollywood legends Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is dedicated to challenging and encouraging systems and institutions to think outside the box when problem-solving. Brooks is currently serving as a Non-Resident Fellow for the Modern War Institute at West Point.

Angélique Roché
Angélique Roché is an attorney, professional host, moderator, voiceover artist, journalist, and content creator. She has contributed to NBC News, Black Girl Nerds, SYFY Wire, Marvel.com, and Rewire News. She is currently the host of Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Voices podcast, an on-air contributor and host of the podcasts Brave New Pod and Geeksplain for SYFY Wire, host of New York Public Radio's (WNYC) live monthly show and podcast Very Biggest Questions at The Greene Space in New York City, and she is the creator and producer of her own livestream video conversation series and podcast Creative Quarantine.

Prior to working as a full-time creative, Roché created communications infrastructures and crafted narratives for organizations and various issues and political campaigns. Most recently, she was the Vice President for External Affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women. In 2014, she served as the campaign manager for 2014's Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, making her the first African-American woman to run a statewide campaign in Ohio. From 2008-2011, she served as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.

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