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April 23, 2018

Shorties (The Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist, New Music from Fiona Apple, and more)

Home Fire

The shortlist for the 2018 Women's Prize for fiction has been announced:

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy


Stream a new Fiona Apple song.


April's best eBook deals.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Elle Nash’s novel Animals Eat Each Other.


NPR Music is streaming Willie Nelson's new album Last Man Standing.


Richard Powers talked to Literary Hub and the Chicago Review of Books about his new novel The Overstory.


Stream a new Yukon Blonde song.


eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Among Others by Jo Walton
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Moth edited by Catherine Burns


Drowned in Sound reconsidered Frightened Rabbit's album, The Midnight Organ Fight, now ten years old.


Nigella Lawson discussed her new cookbook At My Table with Morning Edition.


Stream a new song by Mitski & Xiu Xiu.


The Guardian profiled author Hanya Yanagihara.


All Things Considered examined the symphonies of Arvo Part.


Robert Coover talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.


Bleachers and St. Vincent covered Depeche Mode's "Just Can’t Get Enough."


The Guardian profiled author Willy Vlautin.


Juliana Hatfield talked to Morning Edition about her album, Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.


The New Yorker profiled author Rachel Kushner.


Katie Dey covered Blonde Redhead's "Dr. Strangeluv."


Olivia Sudjic recommended books on breaking internet addiction at the Guardian.


Stream a new Eleanor Friedberger song.


The Guardian interviewed author Curtis Sittenfeld.


Stream a new song by Scarlet Johanssen and Pete Yorn.


Document shared a conversations between authors Édouard Louis and Zadie Smith.


Stream a new Belly song.


The Guardian shared an excerpt from Leslie Jamison's memoir The Recovering.


Pitchfork profiled former Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass.


Publishers Weekly interviewed author Sheila Heti.



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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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