Shorties (Barack Obama’s favorite Books of the Summer, A Profile of Musician Elizabete Balčus, and more)

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Barack Obama shared the best books he read this summer.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Latvian musician Elizabete Balčus, who has been compared to St. Vincent and Bjork.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Paste profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.

Read a new Mark Doten short story at n+1.

Silent Motorist interviewed author Elle Nash.

Cosmonauts Avenue is crowdfunding a new anthology.

Stereogum reconsidered Deerhunter’s Microcastle and Weird Era Cont. albums, which celebrate their 10th anniversaries this year.

The Guardian profiled author Miriam Toews.

Stream a new track by Running and Ryley Walker.

The 2018 Hugo Award winners have been announced.

Sana Krasikov talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week’s issue.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week’s best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists