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November 15, 2018

Shorties (The 2018 National Book Award Winners, An Interview with Laura Jane Grace, and more)

The Friend

The 2018 National Book Awards have been announced:

Fiction: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Nonfiction: The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Poetry: Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed
Young People's Literature: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


Paste profiled musician Laura Jane Grace.


23 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 199, including Kirkus Reviews' fiction lists, Book Riot's best food books, and Tor.com's best books.


Jeff Tweedy discussed the music that has influenced his life at Pitchfork.


November's best eBook deals.


Noisey reconsidered Desaparecidos's 2002 album, Read Music, Speak Spanish.

Read Music, Speak Spanish is characterized by a pace almost alien to Bright Eyes, and its scratchy electric guitars and always-propulsive percussion provide a backdrop for a biting, anti-capitalist lyrical agenda—delivered in a snarl instead of Oberst's usual lilting tones—which defines the whole album (the physical copy of the LP even contains a lyric insert laid out like a legal contract).


The shortlist for the 2018 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been announced.


The Believer interviewed Loudon Wainwright III.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Heike Geissler.


The Paris Review interviewed author Dan Callahan.



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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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