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November 21, 2017

Shorties (The 2018 Tournament of Books Longlist, Bjork on Her New Album, and more)

The 2018 Tournament of Books longlist has been released.

Bjork discussed her new album Utopia with NPR Music.

36 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 239) , including Barnes & Noble's best book lists, Kirkus Reviews' best picture books lists, and much more.

Tin House interviewed author Kristen Radtke.

Stream a new Joan as Police Woman song.

NPR Music is streaming the new Sufjan Stevens album The Greatest Gift.

James Baldwin's only children's book is coming back into print.

Stream two new Martha songs (one a Marked Men cover).

Read (and/or watch) Annie Proulx's moving National Book Awards speech.

Parts Unknown interviewed musician Mark Lanegan.

Press Play interviewed cartoonist Roz Chast.

Stream a new Mind Spiders song.

Michael Redhill has been awarded the Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square.

Leesa Cross-Smith wrote about singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson at the Oxford American.

The Guardian Books podcast interviewed authors Jennifer Egan and M John Harrison.

The Current examined the continued relevance of Bruce Springsteen's The Ghost of Tom Joad album.

Margaret Atwood shared how she learned to type at The Walrus.

Paste shared a gift guide for music lovers.

Rolling Stone shared the backstory behind Bloodshot Records new holiday compilation 13 Days of Xmas.

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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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