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August 15, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Catherine Lacey, Reconsidering The Smiths' Strangeways Here We Come Album, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Catherine Lacey.


The Quietus reconsidered the Smiths' last studio album, Strangeways Here We Come, released 30 years ago.


n+1 shared an excerpt from Jarett Kobek's novel The Future Won't Be Long.


Steve Earle shared some of his favorite offstage activities at Men's Journal.


Literary Hub interviewed Katie Kitamura about her novel A Separation.


Prince now has his own Pantone color.


Catapult shared a moving essay by Juliet Escoria.


Stream a new Wilco song.


This year's Hugo Award winners have been announced.


The Shreveport Times interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


Ms. Magazine interviewed author Laurie Penny.


Stream a new Car Seat Headrest single.


The Paris Review shared an excerpt from Matthew Zapruder's book Why Poetry.


St. Vincent's Annie Clark broke down her song "New York" on the Song Exploder podcast.


Slate examined the recent wave of true crime books by literary writers.


Stream a new Chelsea Wolfe song.


Eugene Lim discussed his novel Dear Cyborgs with the Village Voice.


Soccer Mommy covered Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire."


The Creative Independent interviewed author Tamara Shopsin.


Stream a new Dodos song.


Garth Greenwell talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.


Stream a new song by Duds.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Paul Yoon’s new short story collection, The Mountain.


The Quietus previewed August's jazz albums.


VICE interviewed Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova.


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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