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January 22, 2019

Shorties (An Interview with Haruki Murakami, Memorable Covers of Daniel Johnston Songs, and more)

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.

Stereogum shared memorable covers of Daniel Johnston songs.

85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.

Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).

January's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for$1.99 today:

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

NPR Music is streaming Sneaks' album Highway Hypnosis.

The Big Issue recommended spring's best books.

Sharon Van Etten talked to All Things Considered about her new album, Remind Me Tomorrow.

Marlon James discussed his forthcoming novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, with the New Yorker.

Stream a new Foals song.

Annie Proulx recommended books about climate change at the Guardian.

Stream Mono's new album, Nowhere Now Here.

Sharon Van Etten broke down every track on her new album, , at All Songs Considered.

Karen Thompson Walker discussed her novel The Dreamers with All Things Considered.

Stream a new Stephen Malkmus song.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Mesha Maren's novel Sugar Run.

Stream a new song by John Vanderslice.

LitReactor listed the most anticipated books of 2019's first half.

Stream a new Broken Social Scene song.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed musician Chris Cohen.

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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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