Here Are Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Jan. 19–23

George Saunders with Mary Karr, Marie Benedict on her latest historical fiction, a poetry reading about queer grief, and more.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Random House, Catapult, W. W. Norton, Tin House, Feminist Press, FSG, Grove Press, Dial Books, Vintage Books, Orbit, Dutton

Lauren Redniss discusses Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West with Nicole Krauss — hosted by the Strand, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

George Saunders discusses A Swim in the Pond in the Rain with Ann Patchett — hosted by Parnassus Books, 6 p.m. CT. $31.50+. More info.

André Aciman discusses Homo Irrealis with Jonathan Burnham — hosted by Powell's Books, 5 p.m. PT. More info.

Paraic O'Donnell discusses The House on Vesper Sands with Helen MacDonald — hosted by Book Passage, 12 p.m. PT. More info.

E.J. Koh discusses The Magical Language of Others with Alexander Chee — hosted by Skylight Books, 6:30 p.m. PT. More info.

Gabriel Byrne discusses Walking With Ghosts with Roddy Doyle — hosted by Politics and Prose, 6 p.m. ET. More info.

Kristin Cashore discusses Winterkeep with Sarah Enni — hosted by Brookline Booksmith, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

Janice P. Nimura discusses The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women — and Women to Medicine with Emily Silverman — hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET. More info.

Jenny Offill discusses Weather with Catherine Lacey — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

Hafsah Faizal discusses We Free the Stars hosted by Interabang Books, 6 p.m. CT. More info.

Matthew Salesses discusses Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping with Brandon Taylor — hosted by McNally Jackson, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

M.A. Carrick discusses The Mask of Mirrors with Christopher Paolini — hosted by Mysterious Galaxy, 7 p.m. PT. More info.

Lisa Gardner discusses Before She Disappeared with Riley Sager — hosted by Poisoned Pen, 6 p.m. MT. More info.

Melissa Albert discusses Tales From the Hinterland with Sarah Barley — hosted by R.J. Julia, 7 p.m. ET. $20. More info.

Cynthia Greenlee, coeditor of The Echoing Ida Collection, discusses the book with Atlanta contributors and activists — hosted by Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. ET. More info.

Marie Benedict discusses The Mystery of Mrs. Christie with Kristina McMorris — hosted by Third Place Books, 5 p.m. PT. More info.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Hachette, Random House, Doubleday

Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses The Third Rainbow Girl with Sarah Marshall — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

George Saunders discusses A Swim in a Pond in the Rain with Mary Karr — hosted by Left Bank Books, 7 p.m. CT. More info.

Thursday, Jan. 21

G.P. Putnam's Sons, Picador, Balzer + Bray, Montlake, Grand Central, Simon & Schuster

Robert Jones Jr. discusses The Prophets with Deesha Philyaw — hosted by Books & Books, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

Terry Tempest Williams discusses Erosion: Essays of Undoing with Lauret Savoy — hosted by Loyalty Bookstores, 8 p.m. ET. More info.

Angie Thomas discusses Concrete Rose — hosted by Family Action Network, 7 p.m. CT. More info.

Colleen Hoover discusses Layla with Christine Riccio — hosted by Anderson's Bookshops, 7 p.m. CT. More info.

Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar discuss their book, You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism — hosted by Oblong Books, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

Nadia Owusu discusses Aftershocks with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah — hosted by Politics and Prose, 8 p.m. ET. More info.

Friday, Jan. 22

Amistad, Belknap Press, Tin House, Little Brown, Knopf

Ladee Hubbard discusses The Rib King with Gabriel Bump — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET. More info.

E.J. Koh discusses The Magical Language of Others with Cathy Park Hong — hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company, 6 p.m. PT. More info.

Mahmood Mamdani presents Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 12 p.m. ET. More info.

Mark Leyner discusses Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit with Porochista Khakpour — hosted by Politics and Prose, 6 p.m. ET. More info.

Alice Quinn and fellow poets read from and discuss Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic — hosted by the Strand, 6 p.m. ET. More info.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Pantheon, YesYes Books

Alexander McCall Smith discusses his new book, Pianos and Flowers — hosted by Tattered Cover Bookstore, 12 p.m. MT. More info.

A queer grief poetry reading in celebration of Say It Hurts by Lisa Summe, with special guests Sara Watson, Jari Bradley, Micaela Corn, and Diannely Antigua — hosted by White Whale Bookstore, 7 p.m. ET. More info.