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Gary Shteyngart & Laurie Halse Anderson Get Booked

littleHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Author Gary Shteyngart will headline a conversation event with actor Oliver Platt to discuss his new memoir Little Failure. Hear them on Monday, January 20th at Barnes & Noble (Union Square branch) starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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National Book Awards Winners for 2013

nationalbookawardJames McBride has won the fiction award for The Good Lord Bird from Riverhead Books.

George Packer has won the nonfiction award for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Mary Szybist won the Poetry award for Incarnadine from Graywolf Press.

The Young People’s Literature award went to Cynthia Kadohata for her book The Thing About Luck from Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

The National Book Award winners for 2013 were revealed tonight.  You can read free samples of all the winners below to help fill your eReader or tablet.

If you want to read all the finalists, we’ve collected free samples of the finalists in all the categories below. Who was your favorite this year? Read more

Scott Turow Explains The Rock Bottom Remainders

The Rock Bottom Remainders, a group of bestselling authors who play rock music to raise money for charity, are celebrating their 20th anniversary this month.

To mark the event, the band is playing a show in Los Angeles on June 22 at the El Rey. The group includes authors Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson, and James McBride, among others.

On his guest DJ set on KCRW, Turow explained how the band came together: “Well the band was brought together by the late and greatly beloved, Kathi Goldmark, who was an author’s escort in San Francisco. Kathy, who is one of the most fun loving people that’s ever walked this planet, realized that she had a lot of authors she was squaring around who loved rock music and she put together a sort of cover band of writers and it all came together when Stephen King agreed that he would do it.”

Mary McDonagh Murphy to Release Harper Lee Documentary

Filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy has created a new documentary about celebrated author Harper Lee entitled Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.

According to Shelf Awareness, the film will feature interviews with Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, James McBride, James Patterson, Wally Lamb, and Oprah Winfrey. Some of those celebrities can be seen in the trailer embedded above.

Initially, the film will have a limited release in New York City and Los Angeles starting May 13th with a nationwide release to follow. Last year, Murphy published Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird for the book’s 50th anniversary.

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