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April 27, 2017

Shorties (Granta's Best Young American Novelists, The Best Indie Folk Albums of All Time, and more)

Granta has announced its latest crop of Great Young American Novelists.

The Guardian examined what the list means about America.

Literary Hub added to the list.


Paste listed the best indie folk albums.


Literary Hub and Salon interviewed John Waters about his new book Make Trouble.


Leslie Feist talked to SPIN about her new album Pleasure.


Bookworm interviewed Steven Moore about his book My Back Pages.


Jeff VanderMeer talked to VICE and Electric Literature about his new novel Borne.


Stream a new Hazel English song.


The A.V. Club and Rolling Stone recommended essential Jonathan Demme films.


Stream a new Kane Strang song.


Stream a new David Bazan song (a Protomartyr cover).


LitReactor recommended debut female authors.


NPR Music is streaming The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda album.


BookPage interviewed author Emma Donoghue.


Stream a new Warpaint song.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Doree Shafrir's novel Startup.


NPR Music is streaming Joan Shelley's self-titled album.


Electric Literature and BookPage interviewed author Sara Baume.


Aimee Mann visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


CBS News interviewed national Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas.


Tidal interviewed members of the band Aye Nako.


Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me is being adapted into a multimedia performance.


NPR Music is streaming Juana Molina's new album Halo.


The Rumpus book club interviewed author Julie Buntin.


Stream a new Ride song.


Author David Grann talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Slowdive drummer Scott Simon.


The Guardian listed the best author cameos in film and television.


Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed poet Eileen Myles.


Pitchfork shared an excerpt from Erin Osmon's forthcoming book Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost.


CNN profiled Brooklyn's newest bookstore Books Are Magic.

Literary Hub interviewed owner Emma Straub.


NPR Music is streaming Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Merle Haggard tribute album, Best Troubadour.


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



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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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