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May 21, 2018

Shorties (Best New European Fiction, Bettye LaVette on Covering Bob Dylan, and more)

Bettye LaVette

The Guardian previewed forthcoming European fiction (and its authors).

Bettye LaVette discussed her Bob Dylan covers album, Things Have Changed, with All Things Considered.

May's best eBook deals.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed musician Mary Lattimore.

BOMB interviewed author Rita Bullwinkel.

Stream a new Amanda Shires song.

The film adaptation of Susan Scarf Merrell's novel Shirley will feature Elizabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson.

SSENSE profiled the band Beach House.

Alicia Kopf discussed her debut novel Brother in Ice with the Guardian.

Stream a new Aesop Rock song.

Helen DeWitt recommended books that illuminate the workings of singular minds at The Week.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Chibundu Onuzo's novel Welcome to Lagos.

Aja Gabel talked to Weekend Edition about her novel The Ensemble.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson

Maxim Loskutoff discussed his debut story collection Come West And See with All Things Considered.

A. Savage and Austin Brown broke down the new Parquet Courts album Wide Awake! at All Songs Considered.

Art Spiegelman on the inspiration he found in the works of Lynd Ward.

The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Bret Easton Ellis.

The Guardian interviewed author Andrew Sean Greer.

Tao Lin discussed his new book, , with the OTHERPPL podcast.

Ben Marcus talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.

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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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