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November 13, 2017

Shorties (Kevin Young on His New Book, Julien Baker on Her New Album, and more)

Kevin Young discussed his book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News with All Things Considered.

Julien Baker broke down her Turn Out the Lights album track-by-track with Pitchfork.

15 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy's aggregation of "best books of 2017" lists (bringing the total to 143), including The Spectator's books of the year, Parents' best children's books, and Readings' Australian literary blockbusters.

NPR Music is streaming Charlotte Gainsbourg's new album Rest.

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Emily Wilson about her translation of The Odyssey, the first by a woman.

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile shared their favorite songs at All Songs Considered.

Electric Literature shared an excerpt from my favorite excerpt of the year, Myriam Gurba's Mean.

R.I.P. Fred Cole of Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Elmore Leonard's novel Gold Coast
Patrick deWitt's novel Undermajordomo Minor

eBooks on sale in November

Jessica Lea Mayfield visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Atlantic features a new essay by Leslie Jamison.

Stream a new True Blue song.

The New Yorker features a new comic by Gabrielle Bell.

The Quietus recommended entry points into the discography of Tom Waits.

Jesmyn Ward talked to the Guardian and Minnesota Public Radio about her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing.

The A.V. Club recommended the week's best new albums.

The South China Morning Post profiled author Min Jin Lee.

Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss discussed the band's new album Kid Khruschev with Paste.

Kayhan Life interviewed author Porochista Khakpour.

Pitchfork interviewed Thurston Moore.

Salon interviewed Lidia Yuknavitch about her book The Misfit's Manifesto.

Literary Hub shared 's essay from the anthology We Can’t Help It We’re From Florida: New Stories from a Sinking Peninsula.

Weekend Edition interviewed MIke Mills and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. about the 25th anniversary edition of Automatic for the People.

The Rumpus interviewed author Megan Stielstra.

CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Joan Silber.

Marc Maron interviewed Kim Deal of the Breeders.

The Guardian profiled author Nick Harkaway.

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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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