Shorties (Kirkus Prize Finalists, An Interview with Jenny Hval, and more)

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Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima

The finalists for the 2019 Kirkus Prize have been announced.


Pitchfork interviewed musician Jenny Hval.


September’s best eBook deals.


Stream a new Wilco song.


The 2019 longlist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature has been announced.


PopMatters interviewed musician Thor Harris.


Jeff Lemire discussed his new comic Family Tree with Comics Beat.


Indy Weekly profiled Mountain Man’s Molly Sarlé.


The San Francisco Chronicle previewed fall’s best books.


Connect Savannah interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.


Josh Gondelman talked to Vanyaland about his book Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results.


1A interviewed singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.


Roxane Gay chose Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel Red at the Bone for her book club.


Stream a new Brittany Howard song.


Literary Hub recommended the week’s best new books.


Rolling Stone listed the saddest country songs of all time.


Literary Hub interviewed author Kevin Barry.


Stream a new song by Hannah Diamond and Danny L Harle.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Gregory Spatz.


The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Lee Rourke.


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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

Shorties (Recommended New Books by Latinx Authors, A Profile of Kim Gordon, and more)

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The Book of Lost Saints

BuzzFeed recommended new books by Latinx authors.


The New York Times profiled musician Kim Gordon.


September’s best eBook deals.


PopMatters interviewed Thurston Moore.


Remezcla recommended indie Mexico City bands and musicians.


Amitav Ghosh discussed his new novel Gun Island with All Things Considered.


Stream new music from Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek.


The 2019 National Book Award For Young People’s Literature longlist has been announced.


R.I.P., Ric Ocasek of the Cars.


The Christian Science Monitor previewed September’s best books.


Stream a new song by Zsela.


The Guardian listed the best books about debate.


Authors discussed how they deal with social media at the Guardian.


The New York Times recommended fall’s best cookbooks.


The Millions featured a conversation between authors Amber Tamblyn and Janet Fitch.


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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

Shorties (An Interview with Kate Zambreno, Ken Burns on His Country Music Documentary Series, and more)

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Screen Tests by Kate Zambreno

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Kate Zambreno.


Ken Burns discussed his new documentary series Country Music with Throughline.


September’s best eBook deals.


Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.


A French tiny bookstore on wheels.


Stuart Murdoch discussed the new Belle & Sebastian album with Weekend Edition.


Literary Hub recommended forgotten books from the 1920s.


Cate Le Bon covered Wilco’s “Company in My Back.”


Samantha Power shared her favorite books at The Week.

Power discussed her memoir, The Education of an Idealist, with Weekend Edition.


The Guardian listed the best 100 albums of the 21st century.


The New York Post recommended the week’s best new books.


Stream a new Neil Young song.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/neil-young-new-book-to-feel-the-music-digital-excerpt-883599/ shared an excerpt from Young’s new book, To Feel the Music.


Esquire and the Minneapolis Star Tribune listed fall’s most anticipated books.


Stream a new song by Perfume Genius.


Vanity Fair examined why Donna Tartt’s novel The Secret History hasn’t been adapted for film.


Stream a new song by New Pornographers.


Stream a new Mary Lattimore song.


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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

Shorties (Books To Read If You Enjoyed The Handmaid’s Tale, New Music from Angel Olsen, and more)

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

BuzzFeed recommended books to read if you liked The Handmaid’s Tale.


Stream a new Angel Olsen.


September’s best eBook deals.


Paste profiled the band Joseph.


The New York Times recommended fall’s big fashion books.


R.E.M. released a previously unreleased song to benefit Hurricane Dorian victims.


Edward Snowden talked to NPR Books about his new book, Permanent Record.


Marc Masters remembered Daniel Johnston at SPIN.

Tone Deaf shared covers of Johnston’s songs.


Bookworm interviewed poet Mary Ruefle.


The San Diego Reader and Las Vegas Weekly interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.


The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.


Lucy Dacus covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”


The Rumpus interviewed author Lara Vapnyar.


Stream a new Cursive song.


Literary Hub shared a history of campaign biographies.


Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner visited World Cafe for a live set and interview.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt of Amitav Ghosh’s new novel Gun Island.


Aquarium Drunkard previewed fall’s best Bandcamp releases.


Rivka Galchen shared her love for children’s books in translation at Publishers Weekly.


Spoon covered John Lennon’s “Isolation.”


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Lucas Moon.


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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

Shorties (Reconsidering A Confederacy of Dunces 50 Years After John Kennedy Toole’s Death, Daniel Cook Johnson on His Book Wilcopedia, and more)

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Wilcopedia

Public Books reconsidered John Kennedy Toole’s novel A Confederacy of Dunces 50 years after Toole’s death.


Daniel Cook Johnson discussed his book Wilcopedia: A Comprehensive Guide To The Music Of America’s Best Band with the Raleigh News and Observer.


September’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah


R.I.P. singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston.


Paste recommended September’s best audiobooks.


CrimeReads delved into the crime novels of World War II.


Adam Green discussed his graphic novel War and Paradise with Billboard.


The Millions recommended must-read recent novels about artists.


Stream a new song by Claire George.


Book Riot recommended books set of the beaten path.


Devendra Banhart discussed his new album with Paste.


Emma Donoghue talked about her new novel Akin with Literary Hub.


LEO Weekly reconsidered the Drive-By Truckers’ album Southern Rock Opera, released 18 years ago yesterday.


Electric Literature interviewed author Amitav Ghosh.


The Aquarian Weekly profiled singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole.


NYLON interviewed author and artist Gabrielle Civil.


Thurston Moore covered New Order’s “Leave Me Alone.”


The Paris Review shared a conversation between authors Patti Yumi Cottrell and Jesse Ball.


San Diego Magazine listed five Mountain Goats songs that highlight the songwriting of John Darnielle.


Electric Literature interviewed author Mona Awad.


Stream a new song by Kim Gordon.


Gogol Bordello played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Gruff Rhys shared several cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


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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

Shorties (Recommended Books About Being Sick, The 20th Anniversary of Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs, and more)

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69 Love Songs

Book Riot recommended books about being sick, disease, and the history of medicine.


Stereogum reconsidered Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs album on its 20th anniversary.


September’s best eBook deals.


Stream two new songs by Foxes in Fiction.


Margaret Atwood discussed her new novel with Entertainment Weekly.


Stream a new Jenny Hval song.


Vulture explored how the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch was made.


ScreenCrush listed iconic 21st century film soundtracks.


Garth Greenwell talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week’s issue.


Jeff Tweedy discussed his favorite (and least favorite) Wilco songs with Vulture.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Bud Smith.


John Vanderslice visited KEXP for an interview and live performance.


Electric Literature interviewed author Tash Aw.


Stream a new song by Water From Your Eyes.


Stream a new Saintseneca song.


BOMB interviewed poet Nick Flynn.


Stream a new song by Kero Kero Bonito.


Cassette Store Day is set for October 12th, with many exclusives.


Stream the Pernice Brothers’ first album in nine years.


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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

Shorties (A Lynda Barry Profile, Music That Influenced Thurston Moore, and more)

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Making Comics by Lynda Barry

Publishers Weekly profiled cartoonist Lynda Barry.


Thurston Moore shared music that influenced him at Rolling Stone.


September’s best eBook deals.


Margaret Atwood talked to Weekend Edition and CBS Sunday Morning about her new novel, The Testament.


Paste listed the best Stephen King novels.

King discussed his new novel, The Institute, with the Guardian.


Craig Finn visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.


The New York Post recommended the week’s best new books.


Paste recommended the week’s best new albums.


Book Riot listed the best books about expat life.


Bookworm interviewed author Katya Apekina.


Trisha Low discussed her new book Socialist Realism with VICE.


Entropy shared a conversation between authors Bud Smith and Josh Denslow.


The Ringer interviewed author Hanif Abdurraqib.


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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

Shorties (Margaret Atwood Profiled, An Interview with Jay Som, and more)

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Anak Ko by Jay Som

The New York Times profiled Margaret Atwood.


PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Jay Som.


September’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall


NPR Music recommended the week’s best new albums.


Town & Country and USA Today previewed fall’s best books.


Stream a new song by Spoon.


Book Riot recommended books about Big Brother.


Treble previewed fall’s most anticipated albums.


Resilience listed September’s best environmental books.


Stream a new Liturgy song.


The Guardian interviewed author Daniel Mallory Ortberg.


Stream a new song by Swans.


Electric Literature recommended books about assuming a new identity.


Stream a new M83 song.


PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Gabino Iglesias.


Vulture listed the best songs of the year (so far).


The Rumpus interviewed author Gregory Spatz.


Lucy Dacus and Tomberlin covered Sufjan Stevens’ “Casimir Pulaski Day.”


Xuan Juliana Wang discussed her story collection Home Remedies with Bookforum.


The Tallest Man on Earth played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Stream a new song by Hana Vu.


The Chicago Review of Books previewed September’s best books.


Stream a new Chelsea Wolfe song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Sarah Rose Etter.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Ruth Garbus.


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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

Shorties (Fall Book Previews, New Music from Grimes, and more)

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The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Vulture and Literary Hub recommended fall’s best books.


Stream a new Grimes song.


September’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

The Recovering by Leslie Jamison


Ezra Furman discussed his latest album with Paste.


The Guardian recommended books about fake news.


Stream a new song by Belle & Sebastian.


Bleeding Cool News shared an excerpt from Cecil Castellucci’s graphic memoir Girl on Film.


PopMatters interviewed members of Bananarama.


Entertainment Weekly recommended comics to read in September.


Vulture listed the best albums of 2019 (so far).


The Guardian shared an excerpt from The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.


Stream a new song by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke.


The South China Morning Post profiled author Pico Iyer.


Ex Hex shared two new songs.


Literary Hub interviewed author Kristen Arnett.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed members of the band Tinariwen.


The Millions previewed September’s poetry collections.


Stream a new Hovvdy song.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Jess Row.


Rolling Stone listed the best emo albums of all time.


The New York Times profiled Stephen King.


NPR Music examined the history and current state of hold music.


Debutiful recommended September’s best debut books.


Mikal Cronin shared cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


Stream a new song by Kate Teague.


Catapult shared remembrances of author Jade Sharma.


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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

Shorties (The Man Booker Prize Shortlist, Fall’s Best Albums, and more)

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The 2019 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced:

Margaret Atwood (Canada), The Testaments
Lucy Ellmann (UK/USA), Ducks, Newburyport
Bernardine Evaristo (UK), Girl, Woman, Other
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), An Orchestra of Minorities
Salman Rushdie (UK/India), Quichotte
Elif Shafak (Turkey/UK), 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World


Pitchfork previewed fall’s best albums.


September’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

The Recovering by Leslie Jamison


Paste previewed September’s best albums.


Bustle and NOW Toronto recommended fall’s best books.


PopMatters interviewed Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk.


Sierra recommended climate fiction books for younger readers.


Stream a new song by Mikal Cronin.


Eater listed fall’s best cookbooks.


Bookforum reviewed Debbie Harry’s memoir, What If.


Entropy interviewed author Jordan A, Thoracker.


Jenn Champion covered Weezer’s “The Sweater Song.”


Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Refinery29 and Literary Hub recommended September’s best books.


Stream a new Jason Anderson song.


BuzzFeed recapped August’s best books.


Stream a new Messthetics song.


Electric Literature interviewed author Lisa Taddeo.


Stream a new song by Emily Jane White.


BookMarks recommended novels about revolution.


The American Poetry Review interviewed author Halle Butler.


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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