Ok, so I’m incredibly late with this post. The idea was to post about upcoming book related stuff at the beginning of each month, not after more than half of the month has passed. But, as is often the case, things did not go according to plan. In this instance it started with me beginning too late, and was further delayed by lack of inspiration for the title and too much work (in the real world, where I am not a writer and blogger, but an Event Coordinator).
The idea came to me when I was looking for books being published in 2013 (read about my 4 favourites here) and thought how useful it would be to have an update on books and literary events for every upcoming month. I figured that since I spend quite some time looking up this type of information on a regular basis I might as well use it for my blog.
Anyway, here is a look at what’s up in the world of literature in January. Hopefully February’s post will be more timely and more thoroughly researched. Meanwhile I would be happy to have feedback on what was useful and interesting and what I could leave out.
- 2 January 2013: Costa Book Award winners announced.
- 7 January 2013: Hatchet Job of the Year award.
- 14 January 2013: Entry period begins for Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
- 24 January 2013: Finalists for the Man Booker International Prize announced
- 27 January: Entry period ends for Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
- 29 January 2103: Costa Book of the Year awards presentation ceremony.
Fairs & Festivals:
- 9-13 January 2013: Kolkata Literary Festival.
- 17-20 January 2013: Winternachten Festival The Hague.
- 24-28 January 2013: Jaipur Literary Festival.
- 23Jan-2Feb 2013: Cairo International Book Fair.
- 30Jan-4Feb 2013: Taipei International Book Exhibition.
- 30Jan-3Feb 2013: Angoulême International Comics Festival.
- 1 January 2013: Falling for You (YA) by Lisa Schroeder
- 2 January 2013: The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnel (UK release*)
- 3 January 2013: White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse
- 3 January 2013: The Gurkha’s Daughter: Stories by Prajwal Parajuly (UK release)
- 3 January 2013: Another Kind of Country by Kevin Brophy
- 3 January 2013: The Hunters (thriller)by Chris Kuzneski
- 3 January 2013: Tenth of December by George Saunders
- 8 January 2013: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
- 8 January 2013: The History of Us Leah Stewart
- 8 January 2013: A Memory of Light (Fantasy) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
- 8 January 2013: Just One Day (YA) by Gayle Forman
- 8 January 2013: Rise (Nightshade) (YA) by Andrea Cremer
- 8 January 2013: The Wrap-Up List (YA) by Steven Arntson
- 8 January 2013: Anatomy of a single Girl (YA) by Daria Snadowsky
- 8 January 2013: Crash (Visions) (YA) by Lisa McMann
- 15 January 2013: Return to Me (YA) by Justina Chen
- 17 January 2013: Wool (Wool trilogy 1) (SF) by Hugh Howey (previously available as e-book)
- January 22 2013: Nobody (YA)by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
- 24 January 2013: How should a person be by Sheila Heti (UK release)
- 29 January 2013: Insane City by Dave Barry
- 29 January 2013: Nobody but Us by Kristin Halbrook