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October 5, 2017

Shorties (Jesmyn Ward Profiled, The Pedro the Lion Reunion, and more)

Literary Hub profiled author Jesmyn Ward.

Pedro the Lion is reuniting.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Constance Squires' novel Live from Medicine Park.

The Creative Independent interviewed drummer Greg Fox.

The Critical Flame interviewed author Paul Lisicky.

Ani DiFranco covered Woody Guthrie's "Do Re Mi."

Vulture interviewed Cheryl Strayed and Nia Vardalos about the stage adaptation of Tiny Beautiful Things.

Lenny interviewed author Amelia Gray.

Stream Elliott Smith's cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy."

The Verge interviewed author Jeff VanderMeer.

NPR Music reconsidered Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous album.

Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Wilco covered Tom Petty's "The Waiting."

eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Sherman Alexie's novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers talked to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Roz Chast talked books and reading with the New York Times.

NPR Music is streaming the new Stars album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light.

Jonathan Eig discussed his book Ali: A Life with Fresh Air.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder's book Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America.

Bookworm interviewed author Nicole Krauss.

NPR Music is streaming Billy Corgan's new album Ogilala.

Author Colin Dickey recommended off-the-radar horror movies at Signature.

Stream a new Dan Deacon track.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jennifer Egan's novel Manhattan Beach.

Doe Paoro covered Hercules and Love Affair's "Blind."

Signature recommended essential books by Philip K. Dick.

World Cafe shared a playlist for fall.

Book Riot recommended memoirs by women in the culinary world.

Stream a new song by the Rentals.

Hazlitt interviewed author Kei Miller.

October's best eBook deals.

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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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