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May 11, 2017

Shorties (Fiona McFarlane Awarded the International Dylan Thomas Prize, Stream a New Song by the National, and more)

Fiona McFarlane has been awarded the International Dylan Thomas prize for her short story collection, The High Places.

Stream a song from the National's forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast.

The Paris Review interviewed author Joanna Ruocco.

PopMatters profiled the band Do Make Say Think.

HOBART interviewed authors Rae Buleri and Bud Smith.

Stream a new song by This Is the Kit.

The Telegraph pondered "the great Internet novel."

Drowned in Sound interviewed Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA.

Kirkus Reviews recommended books to wake up your book club.

NPR Music is streaming the new Land of Talk album Life After Youth.

Literary Hub examined the politics in Haruki Murakami's writing.

The band Alex Napping visited Paste for an interview and in-studio performance.

The Guggenheim has made over 200 art books available for free download.

Stream a new Sia song.

The Guardian called for more working-class spy fiction.

Vulture previewed summer's music releases.

Atlas Obscura on the history of book endpaper design.

The Guardian listed 10 of the best Sufjan Stevens songs.

Morning Edition interviewed Vaddey Ratner about her novel Music of the Ghosts.

Stream a new Hazel English song.

Courtney Maum explained at Literary Hub why she started an interdisciplinary retreat for artists and writers.

Stream a previously unreleased Monks song.

The Paris Review interviewed author Madison Smartt Bell.

Stream a new song by David Bazan's new project, Lo Tom.

Bookworm interviewed author Richard Bausch.

Stream new songs by Wye Oak, Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian and others on Cartoon Network's chillwave album Luxe.

ThinkProgress recommended essential books for activists in the Trump era.

The Creative Independent interviewed Conor Oberst.

Fanzine interviewed poet Quenton Baker.

All Songs Considered shared a Mother's Day mix.

eBooks on sale for $1.50 today:

My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address by Stephen Birmingham
Orient by Christopher Bollen
The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Universal Baseball Association Inc. by Robert Coover
The Virginity of Famous Men by Christine Sneed
Wicked by Gregory Maguire

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
Erasure by Percival Everett
The Gueniveres by Sarah Domet
Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss

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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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