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April 27, 2018

Shorties (Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist, A New Essay by Julien Baker, and more)

How to Be Human

The 2018 Desmond Elliott prize (for debut novels) shortlist has been announced.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza
We That Are Young by Preti Taneja


The Oxford American shared a new essay by Julien Baker.


April's best eBook deals.


The Quietus recommended April's best albums.


Alexander Chee discussed his new essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel with Interview magazine.


Stream a new Illuminati Hotties song.


eBooks on sale for $4.99 today:

Brain on Fire by Susanah Cahalan.


Pitchfork profiled singer-songwriter John Prine.


Tin House interviewed author Rita Bullwinkel.


Stream a new Snail Mail song.


The Weird Fiction Review interviewed author Dempow Torishima, and shared an excerpt from his book Sisyphean.


Aquarium Drunkard recommended recent Bandcamp releases.


Sarah Perry shared her struggle to become a writer at the Guardian.


Khruangbin visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.


The Guardian profiled comics writer Frank Miller.


Stream a new song by Yours Are the Only Ears.


The 2018 Eisner Award nominations have been announced.


Paste recommended April's best vinyl releases.


Hope Larson discussed her new graphic novel All Summer Long with Publishers Weekly.


Stream a new Oneohtrix Point Never song.


Bookworm interviewed poet Carol Muske-Dukes.


The Paris Review interviewed author Sheila Heti.


Celeste Ng recommended books to buy on Independent Bookstore Day at Bustle.

Literary Hub and Book Riot interviewed Ng.


Stream a new song by Lowly.


The Rumpus shared an excerpt from Lee Martin's forthcoming novel The Mutual UFO Network.


Liz Harris discussed the new Grouper album with Pitchfork.


Elif Batuman talked books and reading with the Guardian.


Stream a new song by the Golden Dawn Arkestra.


The Rumpus interviewed poet Kiki Petrosino.


Noisey recommended entry points into Yeah Yeah Yeahs' discography.


Olivia Laing shared her love for Derek Jarman’s book Modern Nature at the Guardian.


Signature recommended books by Robert Graves.



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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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