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March 15, 2017

Shorties (Man Booker International Prize Longlist, The Best Books About Music and New York City, and more)

The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize has been announced.

Signature recommended books about music and New York City.

Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merrit discussed albums he enjoys at The Quietus.

Broadly interviewed Camille Paglia about her new book Free Women, Free Men.

Hazlitt features new nonfiction by Sarah Gerard.

Literary Hub recommended books about "female madness."

Stream two new songs by Sampha and Richard Russell.

The 2017 Lambda Literary Awards finalists have been announced.

Stream a new EMA song.

Jami Attenberg talked to KPBS about her new novel All Grown Up.

Attenberg also shared her experience as a bookseller at Literary Hub.

Sleigh Bells broke down their song "I Can Only Stare" at The Song Exploder podcast.

Publishers Weekly interviewed author Emma Donoghue.

The New York Times profiled Father John Misty.

Stream a new Lillie Mae song.

Authors recommended books that define modern Ireland at the Irish Times.

Jay Farrar talked to Riverfront Times about the new Son Volt album Notes of Blue.

Author Elan Mastai recommended science fiction books to live by.

PopMatters profiled Pavement's Spiral Stairs.

Stream his new song.

Electric Literature recommended novels you can read in a day.

Filmmaker Beth B is crowdfunding a Lydia Lunch documentary.

Words Without Borders interviewed author Can Xue.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Stereolab's 1994 Mars Audiac Quintet album.

The Quarterly Conversation recommended Hungarian writers you should read.

Pitchfork profiled Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie.

The Creative Independent also interviewed Elverum.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
L.A. Son by Roy Choi
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Maurice by E.M. Forster
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
White Line Fever by Lemmy
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel

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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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