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November 26, 2018

Shorties (An Interview with Kiese Laymon, St. Vincent Covered Lou Reed , and more)

Kiese Laymon

The Guardian interviewed author Kiese Laymon.

St. Vincent covered Lou Reed's "Perfect Day."

21 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 345), including several lists from The Times and The Sunday Times; San Francisco Chronicle’s favorite cookbooks; and Real Simple’s best mysteries, thrillers, and true crime books.

November's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99:

Acorn by Yoko Ono
Dalva by Jim Harrison
Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens by Alice Waters
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
Vox by Christina Dalcher

eBooks on sale for $2.99:

1984 by George Orwell
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Collected Essays: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, and After Henry by Joan Didion
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Heart's Invisible Fury by John Boyne
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Tranny by Laura Jane Grace
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kaddish

eBooks on sale for $3.99:

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Water

Stream a new song by Thyla.

The Guardian recommended

Drowned in Sound reconsidered My Bloody Valentine's Isn't Anything album.

Leif Enger discussed his novel Virgil Wander with Electric Literature.

SPIN previewed 2019's music releases.

BOMB interviewed author Babak Lakghomi.

Jeff Tweedy discussed his memoir, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), with Vogue.

The Guardian recommended literary classics you may not have read.

JamBase shared a holiday playlist.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Bud Smith.

Stream a new Art Brut song.

The Guardian interviewed author Meg Wolitzer.

Hollow Hand shared two cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

The Guardian interviewed author Jonathan Ames.

Weekend Edition profiled composer Matthew Herbert.

Electric Literature interviewed author Deborah Eisenberg.

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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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