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April 9, 2018

Shorties (William T. Vollmann Profiled, Stream John Prine's New Album, and more)

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William T. Vollmann talked to the Sacramento Bee about his new book,

NPR Music is streaming John Prine's first new album in 13 years, The Tree of Forgiveness.

April's best eBook sales.

Yo La Tengo and Kurt Vile covered the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love."

Lightspeed features new short fiction by Carmen Maria Machado.

Stuart Cosgrove's book Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul has been awarded the Penderyn Music Book Prize.

The shortlist for the 2018 Dublin Literary Award has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributors Alina Bronsky and Eimear McBride.

Stream a new Buzzy Lee song.

Richard Powers discussed his new novel The Overstory with the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Margaret Glaspy visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Meg Wolitzer discussed her new novel The Female Persuasion with All Things Considered.

Stream a new Phil Cook song.

Jo Nesbo discussed his new novel Macbeth, an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, with Weekend Edition.

Paste profiled the band Goat Girl.

BuzzFeed recommended Filipino and Filipino American books.

Noisey shared an excerpt from Owen Husney's memoir, Famous People Who've Met Me, about when Husney discovered Prince.

The Guardian recommended books to understand the Irish border.

Stereogum listed the best Wye Oak songs.

Salon interviewed former NBA star Ray Allen about his memoir From the Outside.

Keith Gessen talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.

Pitchfork interviewed singer-songwriter Westerman.

Gregory Pardlo discussed his memoir Air Traffic with Literary Hub.

Stream a new song by the Streets.

Anthony Marra has been awarded the 2018 Simpson Family Literary Prize (for mid-career authors).

The Quietus interviewed members of the band Zs.

Interview magazine interviewed author Eve Babitz.

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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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