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January 16, 2018

Shorties (Ocean Vuong Awarded the TS Eliot Prize, Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries Passed Away, and more)

Ocean Vuong's poetry collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds has been awarded the TS Eliot prize.


R.I.P., Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries.

Stream the band's Tiny Desk Concert.


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27 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,641), including BookPage's best audiobooks.


Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, updated daily.


January's best eBook deals.


The Quietus found gold in David Bowie's non-singles.


eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard


Coming to NYC: an opera based on Fugazi stage banter.


Deadspin interviewed author Ta-Nehisi Coates


Grimes shared a selection of mood playlists.


NPR Books profiled poet Kaveh Akbar.


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Damian Krukowski.


Tin House features new Angela Flournoy fiction.


Broadsheet profiled the band Grizzly Bear.


Leni Zumas talked to Weekend Edition about her new novel Red Clocks.


Stream a new tUnE-yArDs song.


Paste listed January's best books.


Salon previewed 2018's most anticipated albums.


The New York Times interviewed author Philip Roth.


Turntable Kitchen shared two tracks from Ava Luna's full album cover of Serge Gainsbourg‘s Histoire de Melody Nelson.


John Rechy talked to the Los Angeles Review of Books about his novel After the Blue Hour.


The Independent profiled the band Django Django.


The New York Review of Books interviewed biographer Robert Caro.


The Creative Independent interviewed Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch.


Book Riot previewed 2018's best books by British authors.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a compilation of homemade psych music from the '60s and '70s.



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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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