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October 10, 2018

Shorties (The Books of Haruki Murakami Ranked, The Best Cat Power Cover Songs, and more)

Haruki Murakami

Vulture ranked the books of Haruki Murakami.

Stereogum listed the best cover songs performed by Cat Power.

October's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos

Ad Hoc interviewed GABI, a.k.a. composer Gabrielle Herbst.

The shortlist for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction has been announced:

Hello World: How to be Human in The Age of The Machine by Hannah Fry
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee
Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age by Stephen R Platt
Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer

Santigold discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

The Guardian recommended books about psychiatry.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Spiritualized's Jason Pierce.

Book Riot recommended books for Mental Health Day and beyond.

Stream a new Deer Tick song.

The Guardian profiled author Barbara Kingsolver.

Paste recommended the best albums to run to.

Town and Country recommended October's best books.

Stream two new Girlpool songs.

BOMB interviewed author Kim Sagwa.

All Songs Considered profiled the band the Glands.

PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney.

Stream a new Cloud Nothings song.

The Washington City Paper profiled singer-songwriter Anna Connolly.

Merge Records has announced a 30th anniversary vinyl subscription series.

Stream a new Little Dragon song.

Stream a new song by the Dodos.

Stream a new Buke and Gase song.

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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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