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November 17, 2017

Shorties (Books That Changed the World, The Mountain Goats Covered Sisters of Mercy, and more)

Granta listed books that changed the world.

The Mountain Goats covered Sisters of Mercy's "Lucretia My Reflection."

Minneapolis City Pages interviewed the band's frontman John Darnielle.

26 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Wednesday (bringing the total to 181) , including the Washington Post's best book lists, School Library Journal's best children's book lists, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's best cookbooks.

Beck visited Morning Becomes Eclectic for an interview and live performance.

The Creative Independent interviewed poet Danez Smith.

Stream a new Patrick Watson song.

Jacket Copy interviewed author Louise Erdrich.

The Oxford American shared an essay by singer-songwriter Tift Merritt.

Singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen talked to The Know.

The Iowa Review interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

Stream a mix Bjork shared at Mixmag.

The Quietus shared an essay from the anthology The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online.

Liz Phair has signed a two book deal with Random House.

The Michigan Quarterly Review interviewed author Anna Prushinskaya.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Scott Esposito.

Rolling Stone on the new Grateful Dead musical.

Signature recommended books for fans of Octavia Butler.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's new album Polygondwanaland is a free download.

The Guardian interviewed author Tessa Hadley.

Pitchfork interviewed Bjork.

The Rumpus interviewed cartoonist Gabrielle Bell.

Undertheradar interviewed singer-songwriter Angel Olsen.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed Gayle Brandeis about her memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis.

Lynn Melnick talked to Literary Hub about her book Landscape with Sex and Violence.

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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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