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September 20, 2017

Shorties (Kirkus Prize Finalists, An Interview with Zola Jesus, and more)

The 2017 Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced.

Stereogum interviewed Zola Jesus.

Author Alistair McCartney interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

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

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Pamela Ryder's novel Paradise Field.

Stream a new Torres song.

East Bay Express profiled cartoonist Mimi Pond.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Moses Sumney.

SmokeLong Quarterly interviewed author Jen Michalski.

Stream a duet from Tommy Stinson and Nicole Atkins.

PANK interviewed author David Joy.

Rolling Stone listed the essential albums of 1967.

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed author Margaret Atwood.

NYCTaper shared a recent Purling Hiss live performance.

The Barnes and Noble Review interviewed author Jac Jemc.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Joshua Cohen.

Stream a new song by The She's.

Literary Hub recommended gritty crime novels set in the New York City of the 1970s.

Paramore's Hayley Williams covered Jawbreaker's "Accident Prone."

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Chiara Barzini.

The Quietus interviewed Polish musician Anna Zaradny.

The Millions interviewed author Zoe Whittall.

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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