Brad Meltzer is the 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,” and “The Book of Lies.” He is also the author of the nonfiction bestsellers, “Heroes For My Son and Heroes For My Daughter,” collecting heroes from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Mr. Rogers. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby, and is the best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed comic books, “Identity Crisis” and “Justice League of America,” for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. His book, “The Fifth Assassin,” was published in January 2013.
Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School.
For authenticity, “The Book of Fate” was researched with the help of former Presidents Clinton and Bush. He was selected by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm different ways that terrorists can attack the US. “The Inner Circle” is about a young archivist in the National Archives who finds out that George Washington’s secret spy ring still exists to this very day.
His books have spent nearly a year on the bestseller lists and have been translated into several languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In “The Tenth Justice,” the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a kosher thing or what.
Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s Celebrity and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became “The Tenth Justice.” He also co-wrote the oath that the President of the United States gives to all AmeriCorps members. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.