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October 4, 2017

Shorties (National Book Award Finalists, Tom Petty Covers, and more)

The finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards have been announced.

BrooklynVegan shared 18 covers of Tom Petty songs.

Cloakroom covered Tom Petty's "You Don’t Know How It Feels."

Stream and/or download 25 covers of Tom Petty songs at Largehearted Boy.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed October's best new books.

Ryan Adams covered Tegan and Sara's "Back in Your Head." recommended obscure horror fiction.

Stream a new St. Vincent song.

The Literary Hub podcast interviewed travel writer Jan Morris.

C-ville Weekly profiled singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.

Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Paul M. Sammon's book Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner.

Stream a new Breeders song (their first new music since 2009).

The Guardian profiled poet Ocean Vuong.

Stream a new Selene Vigil (of 7 Year Bitch) song.

The winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize have been announced.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Claire Fuller's novel Swimming Days.

Stream a new Boys (AKA Nora Karlsson) song.

Jeffrey Eugenides talked books and reading with Literary Hub.

Cultured Vultures previewed October's best new music.

Cynan Jones has been awarded the BBC National Short Story Award for "The Edge of the Shoal."

Stream a new version of Sharon Van Etten's "i wish i knew."

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Ayobami Adebayo.

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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