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BORN: April 1, 1970
BIRTHPLACE: Brooklyn, New York
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Feb 2, 2012
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  • My first novel recieved 24 rejection letters, and still sits on my shelf, published by Kinko's.
  • I was recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm different ways that terrorists might attack the US.
  • I played myself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity.
  • I can't watch the end of Wall-E without crying.
  • In my book The Tenth Justice, the Justices of the Supreme Court are named after characters in Alan Moore’s classic Watchmen.


Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies and his newest, The Fifth Assassin.

He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel.

His bestselling non-fiction books, Heroes For My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, are collections of heroes – from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks — that he’s been working on since the day his kids were born and is on sale now. He’s also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby—and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America. His newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, was just released in paperback.

Look for his new book, HISTORY DECODED: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, out Octover 22. And his new children's book series, I AM AMELIA EARHART and I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN, out in January 2014

The Book of Fate



The Zero Game