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September 11, 2019

Shorties (Jhumpa Lahiri on Editing The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories, Jenny Hval Profiled, and more)

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

Literary Hub interviewed Jhumpa Lahiri about editing The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories.


The Ringer profiled musician Jenny Hval.

Hval has a knack for putting everyday phenomena under a warped microscope, asking us to reexamine the bizarre and banal realities we take for granted in the 21st century. Whether she’s tackling the algorithms of Spotify playlist culture, the false promises of late capitalism, or the empty commodification of self-care, listening to Hval’s music makes everything seem newly strange.


September's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook


Bauhaus announced a reunion show.


BuzzFeed recommended books by smaller publishers.


WGBO previewed fall's best jazz releases.


Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discussed their new book, She Said, with All Things Considered.


Stream a new Katie Malco song.


Paste recommended books to read after The Handmaid's Tale.


The Current interviewed singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart.


Comedian Julio Torres discussed his favorite books at Vulture.


Stream a new Bonnie 'Prince' Billy song.


The Oprah Magazine previewed fall's best books.


The Bird and the Bee's Greg Kurstin and Inara George broke down their new Van Halen covers album track-by-track with Rolling Stone.


Food and Wine recommended baking cookbooks.


Stream a new Vivian Girls video.


Book Riot listed songs influenced by Edgar Allen Poe.


Jana Hunter discussed every song on the new Lower Dens album at Stereogum.


Literary Hub recommended August books you may have missed.


Stream a new song by Girl Band.


Raymond Raposa of the Castanets interviewed author Amy Long at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


Stream a new Moon Duo song.


Angie Cruz discussed her debut novel with BOMB.


Stream a new song by Great Grandpa.


Jesse Ball shared five texts that changed his students' lives at BookMarks.



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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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