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"Every novel is just a big, fat lie trying to masquerade as the truth," says novelist Brad Meltzer. He talks about the genesis of his new book, the real story behind the creation of the comic book character Superman, and why the biblical interpretation of Cain and Abel is wrong.
Brad Meltzer has nearly 3 million books in print that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, "The Tenth Justice" (1997), which was the first in a line of New York Times best-sellers. His latest thriller is "The Book of Lies" (Grand Central, September 2008). He was the first author to be number one on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book best-seller lists simultaneously. Meltzer will appear in the Fiction & Mystery pavilion.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.