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June 1, 2017

Shorties (June's Best New Books, An Oral History of Radiohead's OK Computer Album, and more)

The Millions and Book Riot previewed June's best new books.

Rolling Stone shared an oral history of the making of Radiohead's OK Computer album.

Vulture and Powell's interviewed Samantha Irby about her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Stream a new Broken Social Scene song.

Matt Bell on the writings of Denis Johnson at Electric Literature.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Natalie Mering, AKA Weyes Blood.

Matthew Sharpe talked short fiction with Playboy.

Stream a new Big Thief song.

Fresh Air interviewed David Sedaris about his new book Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002).

All Songs Considered interviewed singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new Matt Pond PA song.

The Nation interviewed Joel Whitney about his book Finks.

Mountain Goats drummer Jon Wurster discussed the band's new album Goths with SF Weekly.

Willamette Weekly interviewed frontman John Darnielle.

Bookworm interviewed author Claudio Magris.

Stream a new song by David Barbe.

This year's Bram Stoker Award winners have been announced.

Lydia Lunch commented on a variety of music for SPIN.

BookPage interviewed author Elizabeth Strout.

Stream a new Danny Sunshine song.

Literary Hub interviewed author Imbolo Mbue.

Time Out New York profiled singer-songwriter Jay Som.

The Paris Review interviewed Francesco Pacifico about translating his his new novel, Class.

Wooden Wand shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Francesca Segal's novel The Awkward Age.

Double J listed the best Australian songs of the '90s.

The Center for Fiction announced its 2017 Emerging Writer Fellows.

BrooklynVegan interviewed members of the band A Place To Bury Strangers.

John Grisham shared tips on writing popular fiction.

NPR Music is streaming Ani DiFranco's new album Binary.

Publishers Weekly interviewed Paula Byrne about her book The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood.

Luna covered Fleetwood Mac's "One Together."

Booklist recommended Japanese thrillers in translation.

Gorilla Vs Bear shared a mix of May's best music.

Tin House shared an excerpt from Tommy Pico's book Nature Poem.

Stream an unreleased Sadie Dupuis song.

Powell's interviewed Gabe Habash about his debut novel Stephen Florida.

NPR Music is streaming Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie's self-titled album.

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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