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September 5, 2017

Shorties (Fall's Best New Books, Reconsidering R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People After 25 Years, and more)

Newsday and Literary Hub previewed fall's best new books.


The Quietus reconsidered R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People 25 years after its release.


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


Ann Powers discussed her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music with the Seattle Times.


The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Danzy Senna.


NPR Music is streaming the Husker Du box set Savage Young Du.


Mimi Pond talked to Vol. 1 Brooklyn about her new graphic novel The Customer Is Always Wrong.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen.


Hazlitt interviewed author Zinzi Clemmons.


Stream a new song by The Blow.


Electric Literature interviewed author Jac Jemc.


The Record remembered Steely Dan's Walter Becker.


Hobart interviewed author Matthew Neill Null.


The Helio Sequence covered "Down Among the Sheltering Palms."


Jesmyn Ward discussed her favorite books featuring absent parents at The Week.

The eBook version of Ward's novel Salvage the Bones is on sale today for $1.99.


Paste recapped August's best albums.


The Independent recommended recently published debut novels by women.


Stream a new Ted Leo song.


NBA.com recommended recently published books about basketball.


The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel discussed the band's new album with The Gear Club podcast.


John Le Carre discussed his new novel A Legacy Of Spies with Morning Edition.


Stream a new Kele Okereke song.


Nathan Englander discussed his new novel Dinner at the Center of the Earth with Weekend Edition.


The Quietus recommended August's best albums.


Book Riot recommended modern poets of color.


Pitchfork previewed fall's music releases.


The Guardian profiled Salman Rushdie.


The Creative Independent interviewed Brandon Flowers of the Killers.


The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Colb Toibin.


Neil Young talked to Variety about his new album.


The Guardian profiled author Claire Messud.


eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut
The Constant Gardener by John le Carre
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
Devotion by Dani Shapiro
Georgia O'Keefe by Roxana Robinson
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy
Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
Loner by Teddy Wayne
My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal
North Haven by Sarah Moriarty
Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The Temple of Gold by William Goldman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Girl waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
The Narrow Door by Paul Lisicky
Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison
Goddess of Buttercups & Daisies by Martin Millar
Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou
My Happy Life by Lydia Millet
The Palace of Illusions by Kim Addonizio
They Live by Jonathan Lethem



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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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