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April 7, 2017

Shorties (The 2017 Folio Prize Shortlist, Willie Nelson's Tribute to Merle Haggard, and more)

The 2017 Folio Prize shortlist has been announced.

The Vanishing Man by Laura Cumming
The Return by Hisham Matar
This Census-Taker by China Miéville
The Sport of Kings by CE Morgan
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami


Willie Nelson paid tribute to Merle Haggard in a new song.


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


The Guardian examined the resurgence in protest music.


Valeria Luiselli discussed her new book Tell Me How It Ends with Rolling Stone.


NYCTaper shared a recent live performance by the band Lambchop.


Literary Hub interviewed author Philipp Meyer.


Stream a new Palehound song.


The Guardian profiled author Jon McGregor.

"I'm allergic to trying to make points in fiction."


Bonnie 'Prince' Billy covered Merle Haggard's "Bad Actor."


Signature shared an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s book Dear Ijeawele.


Book Riot recommended books that examine the convergence of racism and the environment.


Stream a new Daddy Issues song.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Melissa Febos.


Stream a new Into It. Over It. song.


Chicago magazine interviewed Anne Elizabeth Moore about her new book Body Horror.


Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers discussed protest music with the Houston Press.


Jami Attenberg talked to Bustle, the Greenville Journal and Jewish Chronicle about her novel All Grown Up.


The Zebra profiled Son Volt's Jay Farrar.


NPR Books profiled cartoonist Michael DeForge.


Flavorwire previewed April's best new albums.


EW features an excerpt from Tayari Jones' forthcoming novel An American Marriage.


Paste recommended black Americana musicians.


The Porch interviewed poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.


Robyn Hitchcock visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Paste interviewed Hitchcock.


Literary Hub hosted a discussion about the works of the late Brazilian writer João Gilberto Noll.


Drowned in Sound reconsidered Zwan's album Mary, Star of the Sea.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Stephanie Powell Watts.



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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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