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February 13, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Graphic Novels, Stream the New Son Volt Album, and more)

Margaret Atwood talked graphic novels with Bustle.

NPR Music is streaming Son Volt's new album Notes of Blue.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons
In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton
Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass
Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small
A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Master by Colm Toibin
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Stream a new Jesus and Mary Chain song.

Signature listed important books written during the Harlem renaissance.

Stream a new Spiral Stairs song.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Javier MarĂ­as.

Stream an unreleased Bruce Springsteen song.

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Patricia Lockwood's forthcoming memoir Priestdaddy.

Tara Jane O'Neil shared a cover of Big Star's "Ballad of El Goodo."

Hazlitt interviewed Sarah Manguso about her new book 300 Arguments.

NYCTaper shared a recent Dean & Britta performance.

Literary Hub profiled author Mary Gaitskill.

Friends and colleagues remembered music journalist and author Marc Spitz at SPIN.

Salon hosted a discussion between authors Miranda Beverly-Whittemore and Robin Wasserman.

Bookworm interviewed author Michael Tolkin.

John Darnielle talked to CBC Radio, the Raleigh News & Observer, and the MashReads podcast about his new novel Universal Harvester.

Michael Chabon discussed his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay at the Guardian.

The Tallahassee Democrat and Financial Times interviewed guitarist Richard Thompson.

Weekend Edition interviewed Viet Thanh Nguyen about is new short story collection The Refugees.

Musicians discussed their favorite political albums at Paste.

Weekend Edition and the New York Times Book Review podcast interviewed George Saunders about his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

Jason Isbell discussed his forthcoming album with Rolling Stone.

Neil Gaiman talked to NPR Books about his new collection Norse Mythology.

Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Jens Lekman.

Alana Massey talked to Paste about her new book All the Lives I Want.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Sleater-Kinney's The Woods album.

The Cut recommended books to read to children about refugees and immigration.

NPR Music is streaming Alison Kraus's new album Windy City.

NPR Books previewed 2017's best poetry books.

Esme Patterson played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Author Lydia Peelle listed her favorite books at The Week.

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music Lists

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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