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September 22, 2017

Shorties (Marilynne Robinson on Writing and Language, A Nick Cave Graphic Novel Biography, and more)

Marilynne Robinson shared an essay on writing and language at the New York Times.

The graphic novel biography Nick Cave: Mercy on Me is out this week.

The Quarterly Conversation interviewed author Rodrigo Hasbún.

Stream a new Stars song.

Jonathan Franzen talked books and reading with the Guardian.

Paste shared an excerpt (about Lucinda Williams) from the anthology Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives.

Celeste Ng talked to Salon about her novel Little Fires Everywhere.

Offa Rex visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviewed author Karolina Ramqvist.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered the Cocteau Twins' Garlands album.

Tobias Carroll shared an essay at Signature about poetry's insight into modern politics.

NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent performance by the War on Drugs.

Cheryl Strayed talked memoirs with Literary Hub.

Stream a new Baths song.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Tod Goldberg’s novel Gangster Nation.

Noisey profiled singer-songwriter Torres.

The Rumpus interviewed author Max Winter.

Stream a new Kevin Devine song.

Electric Literature wrapped up its serialization of a new Joe Meno novella.

The Memphis Flyer remembered Those Darlins' Jessi Zazu.

Lindsay Hunter shared an essay about writing her second novel at Publishers Weekly.

Stream a new Strange Ranger song.

Publishers Weekly interviewed author Daniel José Older .

The Quietus recommended August and September's best electronic music.

Nicole Krauss talked to Electric Literature about her new novel Forest Dark.

Stream a new song by the Cornshed Sisters.

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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