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April 11, 2017

Shorties (The International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist, An Interview with Jens Lekman, and more)

The 2017 International Dublin Literary Award shortlist has been announced.

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn
Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto, translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine, translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk, translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, translated from the German by Charlotte Collins
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


Jens Lekman visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


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


Daniel Rachel's Walls Come Tumbling Down: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, Red Wedge has been awarded the the Penderyn music book prize.


The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Sara Baume.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Coco Hames.


Dani Shapiro discussed her new memoir Hourglass with Caroline Leavitt.

Signature recommended Shapiro's other books.


Sinkane visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Literary Hub interviewed author Durga Chew-Bose.


Morning Edition interviewed Ray Davies.


The Granta podcast interviewed author George Saunders.


Stream two new Mica Levi songs.


David Naimon interviewed poet Morgan Parker.


Rolling Stone profiled the band Future Islands.


Daniel Magariel talked to Rolling Stone about his debut novel One of the Boys.


Stream a new Girlpool song.


Jezebel recommended two books published this month.


Stream a new song by Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg.


The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.


PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Jenn Grant.


J.S. Breukelaar talked about her new novel Aletheia with The Grim Reader.


Stream a new Decemberists song.


Sarah Gerard discussed her new essay collection Sunshine State with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay and The Brooklyn Rail.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Gerard's new short story collection Sunshine State.


NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Bardo Pond show.


Powell's interviewed author Jeff VanderMeer.


The Times-Picayune talked to Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.


Conversational Reading interviewed translator Emma Ramadan.


PopMatters looked back on the band Shakespears Sister.


VICE shared an excerpt from an excerpt from Anelise Chen's debut novel So Many Olympic Exertions.



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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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