2013 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2013.
- 21 January – Orwell Day.
- 26 January – Fleeing Islamist insurgents set fire to library buildings in Timbuktu containing manuscripts, mostly in Arabic, dating back to 1204.
- 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- 28 November - Three unpublished works by J. D. Salinger, including "The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls", are leaked onto the internet.
- 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.
- 2 January
- 7 January – Maruša Krese, Slovene poet, writer and journalist (born 1947)
- 10 January – Evan S. Connell, American novelist, poet and short story writer (born 1924)
- 11 January – Robert Kee, English writer, journalist and broadcaster (born 1919)
- 18 January – Jacques Sadoul, French novelist, book editor and non-fiction writer (born 1934)
- 20 January
- 2 February – Sirajul Haq Memon, Pakistani author, journalist and scholar in Sindhi (born 1933)
- 3 February – Robert Anthony Welch, Irish author and academic (born 1947)
- 4 February – Margaret Frazer (Gail Lynn Brown), American historical novelist (born 1946)
- 5 February – Leda Mileva, Bulgarian writer, translator, and diplomat (born 1920)
- 7 February
- 10 February – W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (born 1927)
- 12 February – Barnaby Conrad, American author (born 1922)
- 13 February – Oswald LeWinter, Austrian-born American writer (born 1931)
- 14 February
- 17 February
- 23 February
- 24 February – Mahmoud Salem, Egyptian author (born 1931)
- 26 February
- 27 February
- 30 March – Daniel Hoffmann, American poet and essayist (born 1923)
- 11 April – Adam Galos, Polish historian (born 1924)
- 13 April – Nick Pollotta, American science fiction author (born 1954)
- 20 April
- 22 April – Clément Marchand, Canadian poet and journalist (born 1912)
- 12 May – Per Maurseth, Norwegian historian (born 1932)
- 6 June – Tom Sharpe, English comic novelist (born 1928)
- 9 June – Iain Banks, Scottish novelist (born 1954)
- 23 June – Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter (born 1926)
- 2 September – Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer (born 1919)
- 18 September – Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born German literary critic (born 1920)
- 21 September – Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poet (shot dead, born 1935)
- 23 September
- 1 October - Tom Clancy, American thriller writer (born 1947)
- 25 November – Joel Lane, English author, poet, and critic (born 1963)
- 11 December – Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author (born 1929)
- 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
- Dylan Thomas Prize: Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
- 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
- National Book Critics Circle Award: to Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- 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
- Scotiabank Giller Prize: Lynn Coady, Hellgoing
- Whiting Awards:
- Fiction: Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams (fiction/nonfiction), Amanda Coplin, Jennifer duBois, C.E. Morgan, Stephanie Powell Watts
- Nonfiction: Morgan Meis, Clifford Thompson
- Plays: Virginia Grise
- Poetry: Ishion Hutchinson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips
- Jacob M. Appel - The Biology of Luck
- Jesse Blackadder - Chasing the Light: a novel of Antarctica (Sydney)
- Dan Brown - Inferno
- J. M. Coetzee - The Childhood of Jesus
- Adam Christopher - The Burning Dark
- Troy Denning - Crucible
- Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to the Deep North
- Frederick Forsyth - The Kill List
- Neil Gaiman - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
- Elizabeth Graver - The End of the Point
- David G. Hartwell (ed.) - Year's best SF 18
- Lesley Jørgensen - Cat & Fiddle (Melbourne)
- Stephen King - Doctor Sleep
- Rachel Kushner - The Flamethrowers
- Pierre Lemaitre - Au revoir là-haut (translated as The Great Swindle)
- 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
- Nnedi Okorafor - Kabu-kabu: stories
- Chuck Palahniuk - Doomed
- Rick Riordan - The House of Hades
- Veronica Roth - Allegiant
- J. K. Rowling (as Robert Galbraith) - The Cuckoo's Calling
- Stephen Scourfield - As the River Runs (Crawley, WA)
- Robert Stone - Death of the Black-Haired Girl
- John Scalzi - The Human Division
- Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
- Peter Watts - Beyond the Rift (collected stories)
- Tim Winton - Eyrie
- Jared Diamond - The World Until Yesterday
Health and medicine
- Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In
Politics and government
- Commentary - US domestic politics
- Mark Levin - The Liberty Amendments
- Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath
- VanderMeer, Jeff. Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction. Abrams.
- "George Orwell Day begins annual commemoration". The Guardian (London). 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- Harding, Luke (2013-01-28). "Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2014-12-12.
- "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
- "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 Slovenian). 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "Author Robert Kee dies aged 93". BBC News. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Dylan Thomas Prize: US writer Claire Vaye Watkins wins £30,000". BBC News. November 7, 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- 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.