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September 26, 2017

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on the Inspiration Behind Alias Grace, A New Song from Michael Cera & Sharon Van Etten, and more)

Margaret Atwood on what inspired her historical novel Alias Grace.

Stream a new song by Michael Cera and Sharon Van Etten.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas.

The Boston Globe profiled Patti Smith.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Margo Berdeshevsky’s new book, Before the Drought.

Stream a new Ty Segall song.

Bookforum interviewed author Jenny Erpenbeck.

PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs.

The 2017 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honorees have been announced.

Marika Hackman played an AVC Session.

Bustle recommended true crime books published in the last decade.

Stream a new song by The Residents.

Vulture profiled Stephen King.

Rolling Stone previewed fall's new music.

All Things Considered about her book Nomadland.

Frankie Rose covered the Cure's "A Forest."

Alice Anderson discussed her memoir Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away with Salon.

Stereogum is streaming Florist's new album If Blue Could Be Happiness.

The Dallas Morning News interviewed Michael Chabon.

NYCTaper shared a recent Cap'n Jazz performance.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Eileen Myles.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed The Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman and shared a new song by her.

Book Riot recommended September's best fiction and poetry in translation.

Stream a new Belle and Sebastian song.

Literary Hub shared a Meghan O'Rourke poem from her new collection Sun in Days.

The Quietus shared an excerpt from Paul Rekret's new book, Down with Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence.

The Millions interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

The National covered New Order's "Love Vigilantes."

The Millions interviewed author Eleanor Henderson.

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

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