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October 11, 2018

Shorties (A Profile of Karl Ove Knausgaard, John Darnielle on Writing "No Children," and more)

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Publishers Weekly profiled author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

John Darnielle talked to American Anthem about writing the Mountain Goats song "No Children."

October's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Soccer Mommy covered the Dixie Chicks' "Wide Open Spaces."

The Millions interviewed author Lacy M. Johnson.

Stream a new song by Thom Yorke. shared am excerpt from Jeremy C. Shipp's novel Bedfellow.

Kurt Vile covered Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly."

Join Me in the Madhouse interviewed author Autumn Christian.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter S. Carey.

The finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards have been announced.

Stream a new Willie Nelson song, "Vote 'Em Out."

Kathy Bates discussed her favorite books at Vulture.

Spoon covered the Clash's "Clampdown."

Susan Orlean talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song by Laura Jean Grace.

Metropolis named the best Japanese novels of 2018.

Stream a new Speedy Ortiz song.

Publishers Weekly interviewed Emily Nemens, editor of the Paris Review.

Stream a new song by Anemone.

The New York Times, the Guardian, and the Independent interviewed Haruki Murakami.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a Halloween mixtape.

OZY recommended books by Mexican authors.

Stream a new song by Miya Folick.

Publishers Weekly shared a conversation between Richard Powers and Barbara Kingsolver.

Stream a new Papercuts song.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Megan Boyle.

Elvis Costello discussed his new album with Rolling Stone.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Laura van den Berg.

Literary Hub interviewed author Nicole Chung.

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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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