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August 16, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Ray Bradbury, The Best Albums of the Year So Far, and more)

Margaret Atwood examined the work and legacy of Ray Bradbury at the Paris Review.


Paste listed the best albums of the year so far.


The JDO Show interviewed author Scott McClanahan.


Pitchfork shared a playlist of anti-fascist punk songs.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Tao Lin.


Stream a new song by Makthaverskan.


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club interviewed Iris Dunkle.


Belle and Sebastian visited The Current for an interview and live performance.


Author Molly Patterson shared her recent reading with BookPage.


Perfume Genius covered Mary Margaret O'Hara's "Body's in Trouble."


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Matthew Zapruder's book Why Poetry.


The Raleigh News & Observer shared an eclipse playlist.


Fanzine interviewed author Hala Alyan.


Stream a new song by the War on Drugs.


Electric Literature is serializing a new story by Joe Meno.


Paul Heaton of the Housemartins and Beautiful South discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jean-Marie Blas de Robl├Ęs's novel Island of Point Nemo.


Quilt covered F.J. McMahon's "Black Night Woman."


BookPage previewed fall's nonfiction books.


Coming soon: the L7 documentary Pretend We're Dead.


The Barnes and Noble Review interviewed author Imbolo Mbue.


Stream a new Madeline Kenney song.


Ann Powers shared a playlist of songs mentioned in her book Good Booty with WAMU's 1A.


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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