Every week, City Paper‘s City List does its best to tell readers about all the authors destined to come through town pushing their work (as well they should, the publishing industry needs more than prayer). This week, City List found only one reading, and chalked up the dearth to the holiday season—boy were we wrong. How do we know? Our very own Mark Athitakis has a really fine literary blog (check out his entertaining comment scuffle with Rick Moody), and on that blog, he has a page for local DC readings. Because Athitakis is such a great guy, he probably won’t complain that City List is piggy-backing on his events gathering skills just this once. Without further ado, the author listings City List missed:

Dec. 12 Michael J. Griffin, Redemption Road (Busboys & Poets 5th & K) Jonah Lehrer, Proust Was a Neuroscientist (Corcoran Gallery of Art) Richard Marcinko, Rogue Warrior (Borders Springfield)

Dec. 13 Alan Cheuse (To Catch the Lightning) and Colin Sargent (Museum of Human Beings) (National Museum of the American Indian, 400 7th St. SE) Pamela Edwards (B&N Reston) Lynn Johnson, Out of the Flames to Self-Discovery (Borders Silver Spring) Pamela J. Martin, Saved, Sanctified, and No Love (Borders Bowie) Daniel Spiro, Moses the Heretic (Borders Silver Spring) J. Tremble, Naughty Little Angel (Borders Largo) Stef Williams, Joy Happened (Borders Largo)

Dec. 15 Tim Lewis, The Virginiad (Busboys & Poets Shirlington)

Dec. 16 Mort Gerberg, Last Laughs (DCJCC)

Dec. 17 Tom Gjelten, Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba (Busboys & Poets Shirlington)