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Major Decatur Literary News
Terra Elan McVoy, part-time bookseller at Little Shop of Stories and full-time author extraordinaire, was named a nominee for the Edgar Award in the Young Adult division for her 2013 novel, Criminal, by the Mystery Writers of America. The winners of this prestigious award, named after Edgar Allan Poe to honor the best in mystery fiction, will be announced on May 1st. Congratulations and good luck, Terra!
Ishmael Beah, author of Radiance of Tomorrow, tonight, January 22nd at 7pm, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, free.
Dan Stashower, author of The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, free.
An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell, author of David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, Wednesday, January 29th at 8pm, Symphony Hall (ticket info here), $45 (includes a signed copy of the book).
Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis, author and illustrator of Wildwood Imperium, Friday, February 7th at 7pm, Kavarna Coffee, hosted by Poverty is Real and sponsored by Little Shop of Stories (ticket info here) to benefit the Decatur Education Foundation‘s literacy programs, $15 adults, $10 kids, plus the purchase of one book per family.