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August 14, 2017

Shorties (An Excerpt from Chris Kraus's Kathy Acker Biography, The Best Books About David Bowie, and more)

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Chris Kraus's book After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography.

The Guardian listed the best books about David Bowie.

The Paris Review shared a new Gabrielle Bell comic.

Beck discussed his forthcoming album Colors with Rolling Stone.

The Guardian previewed fall's new books.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

Entropy interviewed author Steve Erickson.

Stream a new Grizzly Bear song.

The JDO Show interviewed author Monica Drake.

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos talked music and mental health with Weekend Edition.

Literary Hub interviewed author Marlon James.

Sinkane's Ahmed Gallab shared a Sudanese mixtape at Aquarium Drunkard.

Actress and poet Amber Tamblyn discussed her favorite books with Vulture.

Salon made a case for 1987 as the most impotant year for alternative rock.

The Guardian interviewed author Ned Beauman.

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer covered Nirvana's "Lithium."

The New Yorker interviewed Garth Greenwell about his short story in this week's issue.

MusicRadar profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Vanity Fair recommended August's best new books.

Stream a new Washer song.

Book Riot recommended August's best small press books.

EMA's Erika Michelle Anderson discussed her music with PopMatters.

The New York Times interviewed Lindsay Hunter about her new short story collection Eat Only When You're Hungry.

Rob Sheffield talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about his book Dreaming the Beatles.

The Guardian profiled author Maggie O'Farrell.

American Songwriter profiled Jay Som's Melina Duterte.

eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

Benazir Bhutto: Favored Daughter by Brooke Allen
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice
Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open by Phoebe Hoban
Men, Women & Children by Chad Kultgen

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
A Small Revolution by Jimin Han
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Inferno by Eileen Myles
The Sunlit Room by Rebecca Dinerstein
Visible City by Tova Mirvis

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Lightning People by Christopher Bollen
The River Why by David James Duncan
The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher

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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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