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November 20, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, Destroyer's Dan Bejar on Creativity, and more)

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin.

The Creative Independent interviewed Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar.

26 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Saturday (bringing the total to 203) , including Maris Kreizman's top books, Bustle's best debut novels by women, and the best and most overrated books of the year as judged by The Spectator's reviewers.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn features new short fiction by Mary Miller.

BuzzFeed recommended music books.

Joanna Scutts talked to Pictorial about her new book The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It.

Stream a new Emily Wolfe song.

John Banville discussed his new novel Mrs. Osmond with Weekend Edition.

PopMatters interviewed the musical duo Diet Cig.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Laline Paull's novel The Bees.

Stream a new St. Vincent video.

Louise Erdrich recommended books "that will transport you."

Daniel Johnston visited Morning Becomes Eclectic for an interview and live performance.

Joe Biden discussed his new memoir Promise Me, Dad, with All Things Considered.

Bookforum recommended five books (and one song) about the Manson family.

Anuk Arudpragasam's novel The Story of a Brief Marriage has been awarded the DSC prize for south Asian literature.

James Wood examined Jon McGregor's writing at the New Yorker.

Stereogum recommended November's best jazz albums.

David France’s How to Survive a Plague was awarded the Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction.

Emily Mackay, author of the recently published 33 1/3 book on Bjork's Homogenic album, recommended her best albums at The Quietus.

The New York Times profiled Chinese author Xue Yiwei.

Stereogum reconsidered Modest Mouse's The Lonesome Crowded West album on its 20th anniversary.

The Rumpus interviewed author Elizabeth Crane.

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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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