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September 9, 2016

Shorties (Alan Moore Profiled, Will Sheff on the New Okkervil River Album, and more)

The New Yorker profiled author Alan Moore.

Moore talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Will Sheff talked to Paste and CLRVYNT about the new Okkervil River album, Away.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Flight by Sherman Alexie
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Publishing Perspectives interviewed author Álvaro Enrigue.

Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

Book Riot recommended graphic novels to read during this election season.

M.I.A. talked about her new album AIM with Morning Edition.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Connie Wanek.

Rolling Stone previewed fall's must-hear albums.

Bookworm interviewed poet Adam Fitzgerald.

The Oklahoman interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Author Mitchell S. Jackson talked to Willamette Week about growing up in Portland.

The Portland Mercury listed 50 great NW indie rock albums that weren't on Pitchfork's list of the 50 Best NW indie rock albums.

The Other People podcast interviewed author Garth Risk Hallberg.

Rolling Stone profiled Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace.

Read an excerpt from Alexandra Kleeman's short story collection Intimations.

Stream a new Beach Slang song.

VICE interviewed author Mark Greif about his new essay collection Against Everything.

Stream Local Natives' cover of Beyonce's All Night."

Paste interviewed cartoonist Steffen Kverneland.

Paste listed the 50 best new wave albums.

All Things Considered interviewed Ann Patchett about her new novel Commonwealth.

"What I've realized is that all of my books have been the same book," she says. "I write a book that is about a group of people who are pulled out of one family or situation and dropped into another one in which they are not familiar, and then I see how communities are formed. It's Lord of the Flies. It's The Magic Mountain, it's The Poseidon Adventure. As I realize as I've gotten older that I keep doing this again and again — I thought wouldn't it be easy and interesting to leave off all of the costuming and the location that I brought to books like Bel Canto and State of Wonder and just write about two families merging in the suburbs."

Fresh Air interviewed guitarist Nels Cline.

Warren Ellis and Colleen Dorran are collaborating on a webcomic.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists

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