MANSFIELD - Zombie expert and best-selling author Max Brooks will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Mansfield University's Straughn Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
Brooks is the author of "The Zombie Survival Guide," published in 2003, which touches on what it describes as pop cultural myths about zombies. In 2009, "The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks," a graphic novel depicting several of the events detailed in the first book's latter section, was published.
Between those two works, Brooks' wrote the bestseller "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" in 2006.
It deals with the war between the human race and zombies. Paramount Pictures has acquired the movie rights and Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B Entertainment, will produce the film.
The son of legendary actor-director Mel Brooks and the late actress Anne Bancroft, Brooks earned an Emmy award for outstanding writing in 2003 as part of the "Saturday Night Live" staff. He wrote for SNL from 2001 to 2003 and has several other writing and acting credits.
Brooks' appearance at MU is sponsored by the Student Activities Office and the English and Modern Languages Department.