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June 15, 2017

Shorties (David Grossman Awarded the Man Booker International Prize, A List of Essential Shoegaze Tracks, and more)

David Grossman has been awarded the Man Booker International prize for his novel, A Horse Walks Into a Bar.


Stereogum recommended essential shoegaze tracks.


David Sedaris discussed books and authors that have inspired him at the CBC.


Stream RIPS' debut album.


Book Riot listed the best audiobooks of 2017 so far.


Stream a new Sad13 song.


Don Lee on novel writing at Literary Hub.


Stream a new Julia Jacklin song.


Jillian Cantor talked to CarolineLeavittville about her new novel The Lost Letter.


Stream a new See Through Dresses song.


VICE interviewed author Souad Mekhennet.


The Nashville Scene and Morning Edition profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


Signature interviewed author Victor LaValle.


Nick White discussed his novel How to Survive a Summer with Rolling Stone.


Book Riot recommended June's best small press books.


+972 shared Ala Hlele's essay from the anthology Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation.


SPIN listed the top emo revival albums.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed poet Tommy Pico.


Stream a new Frankie Rose song.


Janet Capron talked to Playboy about her new book Blue Money.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Kevin Morby.


Remezcla recommended books by Latino & LatAm authors for summer reading.


Stream a new song by the Fresh & Onlys.


Civil Coping Mechanisms interviewed author Scott Esposito.


Ani DiFranco visited Paste for an interview and live performance.


Sarah Perry talked to All Things Considered about her novel The Essex Serpent.


Stream a previously unreleased Beach House song.


Wyoming Public Radio interviewed author Nina McConigley.


Forbes on the new musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill.


BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Jeremy McCarter's book Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals.


Stream a new Chelsea Wolfe song.


eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

A Father's Law by Richard Wright
The Interrogative Mood by Padgett Powell

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Across the Bridge by Mavis Gallant
Blind Ambition by John W. Dean
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman
Finks by Joel Whitney
Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
The Hippest Trip in America by Nelson George
History by Elsa Morante
Insurrections of the Mind by Franklin Foer
The Humans by Matt Haig
Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford
The Los Angeles Diaries by James Brown
The Memory Place by Mira Bartok
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
My Cross To Bear by Gregg Allman
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
A Widow's Story by Joyce Carole Oates

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Back to Blood by Thomas Wolfe
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Frog Music by Emma Donohue
The Group, The Company She Keeps, and Birds of America: Three Novels in One Collection by Mary McCarthy
Jackie Under My Skin by Wane Koestenbaum
Land's End by Michael Cunningham

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

And the Band Played on by Randy Shilts
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham



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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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