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Who's the keynote at AJC Decatur Book Festival?

This Labor Day weekend more than 80,000 people are expected to descend on Decatur, along with 350 presenting authors on 18 stages, for the 9th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival. The big question is, who is this year's keynote speaker? The fest has managed to bring in some big names in years past: Civil Rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists.

This year's choice falls under the category of very literary.  And it's gonna be huge, trust me.

Watch this space tomorrow evening to find out.

  Who do you think the keynote speaker is? Who do you I hope it is? Tom Robbins tops my list of hopefuls.

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Suzanne Van Atten is Features Lead Content Manager for the AJC and editor of Personal Journeys, a long-form narrative feature that appears every Sunday in Living & Arts.