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July 27, 2017

Shorties (2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist, Music That Influenced Jonathan Lethem, and more)

The 2017 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
Autumn by Ali Smith
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Jonathan Lethem discussed the songs that have influenced him over the years with Pitchfork.


The Millions interviewed author Julia Fierro.


Stream a new Chelsea Wolfe song.


Boss Fight Books is crowdfunding its next selection of titles.


The Phoenix New Times listed essential Pharaoh Sanders collaborations.


On She Goes interviewed Carolyn Finney about her book Black Faces, White Spaces.


Stream a new Tera Melos song.


Newsday recommended the best science fiction books to read this summer.


NPR Music is streaming Tyler Childers' new Purgatory album.


Harper's Bazaar previewed August's best new books.


Stream a new Cloakroom song.


Bookworm interviewed author Arundhati Roy.


NPR Music is streaming Randy Newman's new Dark Matter album.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Sarah Gerard.


Stream a new Lomelda song.


Signature listed the best books within books.


Midland visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Literary Hub profiled poet Ocean Vuong.


Stream a new Peach Pyramid song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Achy Obejas.


Stream a new Sweet Apple song.


Literary Hub interviewed Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman about their anthology Kingdom of Olives and Ash.


The Afghan Whigs covered Pleasure Club's "You Want Love."


Electric Literature shared a history of dystopian fiction.


Hamilton Leithauser covered Shane MacGowan's "The Song With No Name."


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Svetlana Alexievich's book The Unwomanly Face of War.


eBooks on sale for $1.13 today:

After Henry by Joan Didion

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The Coral Sea by Patti Smith
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Journey to the End of the Night by Celine
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Peony by Pearl S. Buck
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Every Kind of Wanting by Gina Frangello
How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
The Hunters by James Salter
Sam Shepard: A Life by John Winters



also at Largehearted Boy:

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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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