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April 10, 2017

Shorties (A Profile of Margaret Atwood, A New Jason Molina Biography, and more)

The New Yorker profiled author Margaret Atwood.

Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost, an authorized biography of the Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. frontman, will be published on May 15th.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

After Disasters by Viet Dinh
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
Georgia O'Keefe: A Life by Roxana Robinson
Henry and June by Anais Nin
I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Familiar by J. Robert Lennon
Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Alan Carter's book The Decibel Diaries: A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts.

n+1 shared new short fiction by Justin Taylor.

The Quietus shared an excerpt from Robert Barry's book The Music Of The Future.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Fiona Maazel's new novel A Little More Human.

The Tennessean profiled singer-songwriter Karen Elson.

Jack Kerouac's Florida home may be turned into a museum.

The Quietus interviewed Martin Gore of Depeche Mode.

The New Yorker interviewed Akhil Sharma about his story in this week's issue.

Stereogum reconsidered Chemical Brothers' Dig Your Own Hole album on it's 20th anniversary. recommended satanic pulp fiction from the 1970s.

Stream a new song by Dr. Dog's Eric Slick.

The Guardian examined the science behind the smell of physical books.

Stereogum reconsidered Sleater-Kinney's album Dig Me Out on its 20th anniversary.

Mat Johnson recommended books at the Houston Chronicle.

Mitski covered One Direction's "Fireproof."

Chef Barbara Lynch talked to Weekend Edition about her memoir Out of Line.

Stream a new Sean Watkins song.

Rebecca Skloot recommended her favorite book at The Week.

PopMatters interviewed Carl Newman of the New Pornographers.

Hazlitt interviewed author Durga Chew-Bose.

Ben Greenman talked to All Things Considered about his new book Dig If You Will The Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince.

The Guardian profiled author and artist Leonora Carrington.

The Rumpus interviewed members of The Feelies.

Electric Literature predicted the winner for this year's Pulitzer Prize for literature.

The Creative Independent interviewed Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.

Hazlitt interviewed author Darcie Wilder.

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

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