Zombie Author Returning to Harper Campus

In the hit summer movie "World War Z," Brad Pitt can be seen fighting off a zombie epidemic. Now the man who started the epidemic is coming to Harper College.

Renowned "zombie expert" Max Brooks, who wrote the New York Times bestseller on which "World War Z" is based, is making a return appearance to campus to talk about his work, answer audience questions and sign copies of his two bestselling books, "World War Z" and "The Zombie Survival Guide." Brooks will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12 in the Performing Arts Center on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

The son of director and all-around comedy legend Mel Brooks and Oscar-winning actress Anne Bancroft, Brooks wrote for "Saturday Night Live" from 2001 to 2003. His first book, "The Zombie Survival Guide," was a New York Times bestseller in 2003. He last appeared on campus in 2008.

"Max Brooks was such a well-received guest the last time he was here," said Chris George, the College's Coordinator for Student Leadership. "He spoke to a writing class and met with the members of Sci-fi and Gaming Club, going above and beyond what we expected from an author of his success. Our students really benefitted from their discussions with him, and we're looking forward to seeing him again."

Tickets for Brooks' appearance are $5 and available through the box office at 847.925.6100 or www.harpercollege.edu/boxoffice.

Press contact: Patrick Bromley, 847.925.6000 ext. 2564