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May 19, 2019

Shorties (Jeanette Winterson on Her New Novel, Jonny Greenwood on Writing Film Scores, and more)


Jeanette Winterson discussed her new novel Frankissstein with the Guardian.

The Guardian reviewed the book.

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood talked film scores with All Songs Considered.

May's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

After Henry by Joan Didion
The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller

Noisey shared a guide to getting into the music of the National.

The Guardian shared Arundhati Roy's Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture.

....the place for literature is built by writers and readers. It’s a fragile place in some ways, but an indestructible one. When its broken, we rebuild it. Because we need shelter. I very much like the idea of literature that is needed. Literature that provides shelter. Shelter of all kinds.

Paste recommended the best music documentaries on Netflix.

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Lara Prior-Palmer's memoir Rough Magic.

Julia Jacklin visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Nicola Yoon discussed the film adaptation of her novel The Sun Is Also a Star with Weekend Edition.

PopMatters interviewed musician Avey Tare.

Author Elif Shafak discussed her favorite books at Vulture.

Stream a new song by David Berman's new band Purple Mountains.

The Guardian interviewed author James Ellroy.

Forbes interviewed Matt Berninger, frontman of the National.

The New York Times profiled several niche book clubs.

Julien Baker covered Bleachers' "Everybody Lost Somebody."

Granta shared an excerpt from Jessica Francis Kane's new novel, Rules for Visiting.

Literary Hub profiled Kane.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a Sun Ra documentary.

Ben Lerner talked to the New Yorker about his story in this week's issue.

Stereogum reconsidered the Flaming Lips' album The Soft Bulletin as it turns 20 this year.

Book Riot recommended summer's best books.

The Japanese House visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Ani DiFranco's memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.

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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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