Forget superheroes. Some authors are so elusive that rumors circulate about where they live and even what they look like. Though almost any person who has come of age in the American school system has heard of J.D. Salinger, this influential writer mysteriously stopped publishing work during the 1960s and has refused countless interviews. According to legend, author Thomas Pynchon is so shy of publicity that only a few photographs of him have ever been published. Put the rumors to rest, sort of, with these two, as well as fellow elusive authors Cormac McCarthy and Philip Roth, at a NIGHT OF THE RECLUSE AUTHORS. Free. 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-8450. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.