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November 27, 2017

Shorties (Exciting New Nigerian Fiction, Bjork on Her New Album, and more)

The New York Times noted the exciting wave of new Nigerian fiction.


Bjork discussed her new album Utopia with FACT.


33 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Saturday (bringing the total to 312) , including the Minneapolis Star/Tribune's best book lists, The Times and The Sunday Times' best book lists, the San Francisco Chronicle's favorite cookbooks, and The Globe and Mail's best book.


Rolling Stone listed the best episodes of MTV Unplugged.


eBooks on sale today for $1.99:

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
July, July by Tim O'Brien
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
An Unnamed State by Roxane Gay
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

eBooks on sale today for $2.99:

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison
Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
The Smack by Richard Lange
White Oleander by Janet Fitch

eBooks on sale today for $3.99:

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Life by Keith Richards
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

eBooks on sale today for $4.99:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris


NPR Music is streaming the bonus disc from Wilco's remastered and expanded edition of Being There.


Fold recommended unconventional novels.


Drowned in Sound reconsidered Bjork's debut album.


Signature previewed December's best new books.


NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent performance by Luna.


Tyrant Books shared an excerpt from Bud Smith's new memoir Work.


Tobias Carroll reviewed the newly remastered and expanded Sharon Van Etten album because I was in love at ROAR.


The Naples Daily News interviewed author Nathan Hill.


Phoebe Bridges played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Book Riot previewed 2018's best books.


R.I.P., singer-songwriter Tommy Keene.


The Guardian profiled author Jeffrey Eugenides.


Blitzen Trapper shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


Literary Hub interviewed poet Jenny Johnson.


The Creative Independent interviewed Emily Haines of Metric.


The Rumpus interviewed author Alexandra Kleeman.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Jerry Granelli, who played drums on the Vince Guaraldi Trio's album A Charlie Brown Christmas.


The Granta podcast interviewed author Kamila Shamsie.


NPR Music is streaming Neil Young's new album The Visitor.


Rumaan Alam explained how his children have changed his perception of art at the New Yorker.


Beck visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.



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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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