2013 in literature
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- 21 January – Orwell Day.
- 7 March – World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated event marked in more than 100 countries.
- 23 April – World Book Night.
- 28 April – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens' stage adaptation of the novel by Mark Haddon, wins a record seven awards at the 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards in London.
- 1 July – Publisher Penguin Random House created by merger.
- 3 September – The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in the United Kingdom, designed by Mecanoo, is opened by Malala Yousafzai. Its public spaces are integrated with those of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
- October – Jo Nesbø reveals himself as "Tom Johansen", the author of three forthcoming novels.
- 28 January – 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice in 1813.
- 11 February
- 5 May – 200th anniversary of the birth of Søren Kierkegaard in 1813.
- 2 June - 100th anniversary of the birth of Barbara Pym.
- 29 June – 400th anniversary of the burning down of the Globe Theatre during production of Shakespeare and Fletcher's Henry VIII in 1613.
- 2 August – 25th anniversary of the death of US short story writer Raymond Carver. He was 50 years old (he was born 75 years ago, 25 May 1938).
- 7 November – 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Camus.
- 22 November – 50th anniversary of the death of Aldous Huxley.
- Akutagawa Prize (Early): Kaori Fujino for Tsume to Me (爪と目) "Nails and Eyes"
- Camões Prize: Mia Couto
- Danuta Gleed Literary Award: (announced 11 June 2013)
- Dayne Ogilvie Prize: Main award, C. E. Gatchalian; honours of distinction, Anand Mahadevan, Barry Webster.
- German Book Prize: Das Ungeheuer by Terézia Mora
- Goldsmiths Prize: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
- Gordon Burn Prize: Pig Iron by Ben Myers
- Governor General's Award for English-language fiction: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- Governor General's Award for French-language fiction: Quand les guêpes se taisent by Stéphanie Pelletier
- Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française: Plonger by Christophe Ono-dit-Biot
- Hugo Award for Best Novel: John Scalzi for Redshirts
- International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
- Lambda Literary Awards: Multiple categories; see 2013 Lambda Literary Awards.
- Man Booker Prize: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- Miles Franklin Award (22 June): Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser 
- National Biography Award (5 August): The Two Frank Thrings by Peter Fitzpatrick 
- National Book Award for Fiction: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
- Nobel Prize in Literature: Alice Munro
- PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Premio Planeta de Novela: El cielo ha vuelto by Clara Sánchez
- Premio Strega: Resistere non serve a niente by Walter Siti
- Pritzker Military Library Literature Award: to Tim O'Brien
- Prix Goncourt: Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
- Russian Booker Prize: Возвращение в Панджруд (Return to Panjrud) by Andrei Volos
- Samuel Johnson Prize: (announced November 2013) The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
- 1 January – Levon Minasian, 92–93, Iranian-born Armenian scholar, historian and librarian.
- 2 January
- 7 January – Maruša Krese, 65, Slovene poet, writer and journalist.
- 10 January - Evan S. Connell, Jr., 88, American novelist, poet, and short story-writer
- 11 January – Robert Kee, 93, British writer, journalist and broadcaster.
- 15 January – Abdus Shakur, 72, Bangladeshi writer and musicologist.
- 18 January – Jacques Sadoul, 78, French novelist, book editor and non-fiction writer who specialized in science-fiction, fantasy and crime fiction.
- 20 January
- 2 February – Sirajul Haq Memon, 79, Pakistani author, journalist and scholar.
- 3 February – Robert Anthony Welch, 65, Irish author and academic.
- 4 February – Margaret Frazer, 66, American historical novelist.
- 5 February – Leda Mileva, 93, Bulgarian writer, translator, and diplomat, daughter of Geo Milev.
- 7 February
- 10 February – W. Watts Biggers, 85, American novelist, creator of Underdog.
- 12 February – Barnaby Conrad, 90, American author.
- 13 February – Oswald LeWinter, 81, Austrian-born American writer.
- 14 February
- 17 February
- 23 February
- 24 February – Mahmoud Salem, 84, Egyptian author.
- 26 February
- 27 February
- 11 April - Adam Galos, 88, Polish historian.
- 13 April - Nick Pollotta, 57, American science fiction author.
- 20 April
- 22 April - Clément Marchand, 100, Canadian poet and journalist.
- 6 June - Tom Sharpe, 85, English comic novelist.
- 9 June - Iain Banks, 59, Scottish novelist.
- 23 June - Richard Matheson, 87, American author and screenwriter.
- 2 September - Frederik Pohl, 93, American science fiction writer.
- 21 September - Kofi Awoonor, 78, Ghanaian poet, shot in Westgate shopping mall attack, Nairobi, Kenya.
- 23 September
- 1 October - Tom Clancy, 66, American thriller writer 
- Jacob M. Appel - The Biology of Luck
- Dan Brown - Inferno
- J. M. Coetzee - The Childhood of Jesus
- Adam Christopher - The Burning Dark
- Frederick Forsyth - The Kill List
- Neil Gaiman - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
- Elizabeth Graver - The End of the Point
- Rachel Kushner - The Flamethrowers
- Eimear McBride - A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
- Alex Miller - Coal Creek
- Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Japanese)
- Adam Nevill - House of Small Shadows
- Chuck Palahniuk - Doomed
- Veronica Roth - Allegiant
- J. K. Rowling (as Robert Galbraith) - The Cuckoo's Calling
- John Scalzi - The Human Division
- Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
- Tim Winton - Eyrie
- Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath
- Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain
- Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In
- Jared Diamond - The World Until Yesterday
- Ben Goldacre - Bad Pharma
- 2013: the year ahead in books at The Guardian
- Most popular 2013 book articles viewed on Wikipedia, with user comments on traffic jumps - The latest statistics can be found on Wikitop
- "George Orwell Day begins annual commemoration". The Guardian (London). 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "2013: the year ahead in books". The Guardian (London). 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "Curious Night at the Oliviers". Olivier Awards. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
- Brown, Graeme (20 March 2012). "Opening date for new Library of Birmingham revealed". Birmingham Post.
- "Harvill Secker Announces Two New Books From Jo Nesbo". booktrade.info. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
- "Philip Hensher toasts the novelist Barbara Pym", 2 June 2013. Accessed 23 September 2013
- Maughan, Philip (13 November 2013). "Goldsmiths Prize awarded to debut novelist Eimear McBride for A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing". New Statesman. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- Bury, Liz (21 October 2013). "Benjamin Myers claims inaugural Gordon Burn prize". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
- Richard Lea (7 June 2013). "Kevin Barry wins Impac award". The Guardian (London). Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- 2013 Winner, Michelle de Kretser, Miles Franklin Literary Awards, 19 June 2013.
- Michelle de Kretser wins Miles Franklin Award for her book Questions of Travel, ABC News, Wed Jun 19, 2013
- Steger, Jason (5 August 2013). "Frank Thring double bill wins biography award". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "Tim O'Brien: 2013 Pritzker Literature Award Winner | Pritzker Military Museum & Library | Chicago". Pritzkermilitary.org. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
- "فرهنگ و هنر - BBC فارسی - لئون میناسیان؛ گنجینه ای از تاریخ ارامنه ایران". BBC News. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "Scriitorul Alexei Rudeanu a DECEDAT la vârsta de 73 de ani". România Liberă. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "Teresa Torańska nie żyje" (in Polish). Wiadomosci.gazeta.pl. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- "Umrla je Maruša Krese". Delo (in Slovene). 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "Author Robert Kee dies aged 93". BBC News. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Abdus Shakur passes away". Thedailystar.net. 1941-02-25. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
- "Mort de l'éditeur Jacques Sadoul". Le Figaro (in French). Agence France-Presse. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Granny poet marks 100th birthday with verse for victims". asahi.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
- Siraj Memon, an icon of Sindhi literature, passes away at 79, The Express Tribune
- Robert Welch obituary, guardian.co.uk. 1 March 2013
- Gail Lynn Frazer obituary, legacy.com, February 6, 2013
- На 93 години почина Леда Милева (Bulgarian)
- Σκοτώθηκε στην Αίγυπτο η συγγραφέας Νίκη Μαραγκού lifo.gr (Greek)
- Jonathan Rendall dies, The Times, 7 February 2013
- W. Watts Biggers, Creator of ‘Underdog’ Cartoon, Dies at 85
- Barnaby Conrad, Man of Many Hats and a Cape, Dies at 90, The New York Times, February 16, 2013
- Oswald Le Winter -- Holly Hill, thetandd.com, February 18, 2013
- Glenn Boyer, author of trilogy on Wyatt Earp dies azcentral.com
- Mary Ellen Bird dies, kvsh.com, February 18, 2013
- ДНИ.РУ ИНТЕРНЕТ-ГАЗЕТА ВЕРСИЯ 5.0/Умер писатель Фридрих Незнанский
- William Bridges, Larkspur author of books on life changes, dies at 79 Marin Independent Journal
- Playwright Manoranjan Das dead, The Times of India, 19 February 2013
- Debbie Ford, Author of Self-Help Books, Is Dead at 57 NY Times
- Décès du céramiste Maurice Savoie (French)
- Sylvia Smith, telegraph.co.uk
- "Egyptian author Mahmoud Salem dies age 84" Daily News Egypt
- Jan Howard Finder, #1 fan, dies at 73
- Best-selling French author Stephane Hessel dies at 95 themalaysianinsider.com
- Memory of Molly Lefebure
- Miris dzejnieks Imants Ziedonis|Diena.lv
- Zmarł profesor Adam Galos, wybitny wrocławski historyk
- SF Site News » Obituary: Nick Pollotta
- Jocasta Innes
- Award-winning children’s author E.L. Konigsburg dies in Virginia at age 83 The Washington Post
- Décès du poète et éditeur Clément Marchand, ledevoir.com
- Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue novelist, dies aged 85
- Kelly, Stuart (2013-06-15). "Iain Banks: the final interview". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
- Kellogg, Carolyn (24 June 2013). "'I Am Legend' author Richard Matheson has died at 87". Los Angeles Times.
- Jonas, Gerald (3 September 2013). "Frederik Pohl, Science Fiction Master Who Vaporized Utopias, Dies at 93". The New York Times.
- "Prof. Awoonor dies in Al-Shabab attack in Kenyan Mall". citifmonline. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- Vincent, Alice (22 September 2013). "Nairobi shopping mall attacks: Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poet, killed in Westgate Attack". Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- "Somalia's al-Shabab claims Nairobi Westgate Kenya attack". BBC. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- Miles Franklin Award winning novelist Christopher Koch dead at 81
- Álvaro Mutis muere a la edad de 90 años en México (Spanish)
- Addio a Luciano Vincenzoni, scrisse "Il buono, il brutto e il cattivo" (Italian)
- Kite, Lorien (2013-10-02). "Thriller writer Tom Clancy dies". FT.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17.