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August 30, 2017

Shorties (The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize Shortlist, Matt Berninger on the New Album by the National, and more)

The shortlist has been announced for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.


Matt Berninger discussed the new National album with World Cafe.


Indie booksellers recommended fall's new books at NYLON.


Stream new music by Early Riser.


The New Republic examined the legacy of cartoonist Jack Kirby.


Drowned in Sound interviewed the duo Girlpool.


ELLE interviewed Claire Messud about her new novel The Burning Girl.


Stream a new Matthew Dear song that features Tegan and Sara.


The Creative Independent interviewed poet Sally Wen Mao.


Paste listed the best songs written about other musicians.


Full Stop interviewed author Jonathan Reiss.


Stream a new Wolf Parade song.


Read new short fiction by Aleksandar Hemon.


Baeble shared a beginner's guide to shoegaze and dreampop.


Book Riot recommended fall's best essay collections.


The Lonely Biscuits covered Liz Phair's "Never Said."


Literary Hub listed the greatest goths in literary history.


Baeble interviewed Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.


Lenny features new fiction by Ottessa Moshfegh.


Stream a new Godspeed You Black Emperor song.


The New Republic features a new poem by Jenny Xie.


Stream a new Jessica Lea Mayfield song.


The Guardian recommended books on post-war France.


Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile talked to Rolling Stone about their forthcoming collaborative album.


The Barnes & Noble Review podcast interviewed author Sherman Alexie.


WNYC streamed a recent Lydia Loveless performance.


Kirkus Reviews interviewed author Claire Messud.


Steve Earle visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


BOMB shared an interview between authors Daniel Poppick and Jenny Zhang.


Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Tori Amos.


A new issue of The Evergreen Review is now online.


Stream a new Zola Jesus song.


Kirkus Reviews interviewed author Gabriel Tallent.


Stream a new Ariel Pink song.


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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