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September 20, 2018

Shorties (The 2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist, Gillian Welch on Her Song "Everything Is Free," and more)

Washington Black

The shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize has been announced.

Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
The Long Take by Robin Robertson
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Milkman by Anna Burns
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan


Gillian Welch talked to Rolling Stone about her song, "Everything Is Free."


September's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Ester and Ruzya by Masha Gessen
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor


Sophie Mackintosh described how a Joy Division song inspired a short story at the Guardian.


NYLON interviewed author Jen Doll.


Julie Byrne played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Stream John Carpenter's updated theme for his new Halloween film.


Book Riot recommended September's best books by British authors.


DIY interviewed singer-songwriter Brooke Bentham.


Reese Witherspoon talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Stream a new Doe Paoro song.


The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Kimberly Lojewski.


NPR Music is streaming Loretta Lynn's new album Wouldn't It Be Great.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author David L. Ulin.


Stream a new song by the Dodos.


Literary Hub examined the state of African science fiction.


Stream a new Rhett Miller song.


Vogue profiled cartoonist Liana Finck.


Noisey interviewed singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.


CrimeReads recommended albums that evoke the gritty realism of crime fiction.


Stereogum ranked Metric's songs.



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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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